Position Description: Under the direction of the General Liability Program Manager Office of Insurance and Risk Management and with input from the Director and Assistant Director, , the Senior Safety and Risk Control Specialist works to insure loss reduction strategies are in place to reduce injuries across the campus community. The position must be able to prioritize, implement and devise safety systems to reduce injuries at UCLA. The Senior Safety and Risk Control Specialist position provides assistance to departments implementing and maintaining UCLA's Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP). The Senior Safety and Risk Control Specialist will assist departments in defining safety action plans; analyze department safety data and trends, complete a hazard assessment, and define controls. The Senior Safety and Risk Control Specialist will review and analyze claims loss data trends. Assists with claims intake, investigation, expert retention, and collection & coordination of evidence pertaining to claims or lawsuits involving general liability, automobile liability and property programs.
The position will interface with all levels of department management as well as other entities on and off campus such as Environment, Health and Safety and safety vendor consultants to insure appropriate assistance is provided to departments. The ideal candidate should be a 'hands-on' person, who has experience and/or knowledge of the various jobs performed in the campus departments which range from the skilled crafts to building maintenance, custodial, landscape, kitchen services laboratory and research workers. Strong leadership and communication skills are required for the position. The ability to communicate in Spanish is an advantage.
The position will include responsibility to implement behavior-based safety programs that influence employee actions toward safer outcomes to prevent work-related and other causes of injuries. Through observation and audits of various programs, the position investigates incidents and completes reviews based on preventability. The incident reviews are added to the WC claims file for use by the UC's third party administrator to help determine compensability. Accident reviews will also be used in risk mitigation strategies, and the Senior Safety and Risk Control Specialist will present information in reviews both orally and in writing to different campus stakeholders. The Senior Safety and Risk Control Specialist will analyze injury trends caused by repetitive motion and provide feedback to UCLA campus Ergonomists and work collaboratively to identify injury prevention programs. The timely and immediate investigation of incidents as assigned will create an ownership of safety by the involved campus personnel and the injured employee and their supervisor. Focus will be placed on increasing their perspective of injury prevention by documenting the process to include how future loss may be prevented.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.