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Kaiser Permanente Safety Specialist in Walnut Creek, California

Primary focus for this position is implementation and oversight of the integrated workplace safety and environmental, health and safety programs at designated facilities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the integrated workplace safety and environmental, health and safety programs at designated facilities.

  • Coordinates facility activities of diverse and complex scope to reduce the risk of human injury, potential liabilities and loss of company assets.

  • Serves as a liaison for regulatory agencies and/or communities.

  • Provides guidance on and ensures compliance with Federal, State, Regional and Local laws and regulations regarding occupational safety and environmental health.

  • Coordinates completion and submission of regulatory reports within time frames.

  • Manages and/or conducts audits, analyzes and evaluates various safety programs.

  • Implements a system for investigating and reporting all incidents that involve patients, staff and visitors injuries, occupational illnesses or property damage.

  • Analyzes data to identify workplace safety, and environmental health and safety risk trends, recommends and monitors actions to mitigate hazards and develop prevention strategies/programs.

  • Acts as a resource to internal customers on all matters related to workplace safety and environmental health and safety.

  • Reviews and revises Environmental of Care policies.

  • Implements training programs for management and staff, using KP National and Regional curricula.

  • Schedules and manages drills and ensure all drills are critiqued and documented.

  • Conducts Level 1 and 2 ergonomic worksite and/or task evaluations.

  • Attends and facilitates meetings.

  • Uses a variety of software applications to research, compose reports, analyze data, and present information using written and multi-media strategies.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of environmental health and safety administration/management or work place safety, disaster management experience, preferably in a health care setting.


  • Bachelor's degree in environmental health and safety, natural science, engineering, health care or related curriculum OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of California laws and regulations as they to workplace safety, environmental, health and safety.

  • Consulting, collaboration and team development skills required.

  • Must be proficient with PC applications, including word, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics.

  • Strong customer service and communication skills, with ability to compose reports.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry safety certification (CSP,CIH, HEM, CHMM, etc ) preferred.


TITLE: Safety Specialist

LOCATION: Walnut Creek, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.