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Risk Control Manager: Township of Lower Merion, PA

This position is a responsible claims and risk management position involving the Township's insurance and risk retention programs. The Risk Control Manager administers municipal property, liability and workers’ compensation insurance programs including managing claims processing and identifying, measuring and developing programs to abate municipal risks.

This position works under the general supervision of the Township Manager’s Office.  This position also works in conjunction with the Director of Human Resources and other department leadership as appropriate.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversight of a comprehensive program to provide adequate coverage of all Township facilities, equipment, staff and public officials through a combination of insurance and risk retention. 
  • Receives and reviews claims, assigns claim numbers and inputs information into computer databases and spreadsheets.  Generates reports from data.
  • Ensures the development and maintenance of claims handling procedures and program enhancements to streamline claims processing and mitigate loss.
  • Coordinates cases or claims forwarded to the Township's Insurance Carrier(s), insurance providers and/or the Township Solicitor.  Maintains files on all claims and lawsuits.
  • Gathers background information on all claims, analyzes information and submissions for review by appropriate officials, makes recommendations, and prepares reports.
  • Investigates liability, auto, workers’ compensation and property loss claims which may include (but is not limited to) interviewing witnesses, collecting and preserving claim-related evidence, reviewing police reports, and communicating with attorneys, insurance agencies and medical practitioners.
  • Reviews all agreements, special event permits and contract documents to ensure appropriate insurance coverages are included.
  • Initiates subrogation efforts with insurance carriers where appropriate.
  • Manages pending litigation and assists defense counsel in the investigation and resolution of claims.
  • Assists the insurance carrier in investigating lost time workers’ compensation claims and coordinates a Township-wide transitional duty program.
  • Represents the Township at workers’ compensation hearings.  May also attend and assist legal counsel and Township's Insurance Carrier(s) in mediation hearings.
  • Administers and coordinates payments/reimbursement of Heart & Lung Benefits for eligible employees on Township payroll.
  • Assists in coordinating Township’s defense in the case of an appeal of a Heart & Lung Benefit claim.
  • Chairs the Township’s Safety Committee and coordinates and implements Township-wide safety policies, programs and training to reduce potential losses.
  • Assists Township departments to identify potential safety risks.  Works with Township departments on specific and health related issues pertinent to their ongoing operations.
  • Responds to safety issues, inquiries and/or complaints in a timely and professional manner.
  • Establishes and maintains effective and professional working relationships with Township management, staff, and the public and outside agencies.
  • Keeps informed of current or potential risk management issues.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally in writing and/or orally to understand and convey information in a manner consistent with job function/position.
  • Exercises sound judgment and common sense in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  • Works well under pressure and prioritizes work load to meet deadlines.
  • Maintains acceptable attendance standards.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Performs related work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree from a recognized college or university with courses in insurance administration or a related field (Risk Management preferred), plus three (3) years experience in insurance/safety management, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis.
  • Considerable knowledge of the laws and regulations which govern insurance and risk retention programs.
  • Good knowledge of workplace safety programs, implementation and general office procedures.
  • Considerable ability to utilize Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Access and Outlook for report writing, spreadsheet manipulation, database and electronic communication functions.
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, attorneys, insurance companies and officials of other agencies.
  • Ability to administer complex insurance programs and their associated documentation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze insurance claims for completeness and settlement.
  • Considerable ability to maintain confidentiality.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:   

  • Ability to sit for up to 8 hours a day and to move about the department and Township building.
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment including keyboard, calculator and/or adding machine.
  • Ability to use both hands for simple grasping, firm grasping and fine manipulation of objects and equipment, including typing and writing.
  • Ability to lift and carry a maximum of 20 pounds of materials up to 20% of the workday for filing and other office procedures

SELECTION: Based on merit, experience, training, education, writing samples, test scores and pre-employment background checks.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume/application to:

Department of Human Resources
Township of Lower Merion, Second Floor
75 E. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA  19003

or      

humanresources@lowermerion.org

Posted 29October 2017


 

 

Safety and Health Professionals:(3-5 years experience): 1Source Safety and Health, Inc. (Exton, PA)

1Source Safety and Health, Inc. has immediate openings for Safety and Health Professionals to join our growing organization in the Exton, PA office. The responsibilities of the positions will be varied, with the potential to address the comprehensive needs of our clients in manufacturing, healthcare, education, government, and more. Grow with us in a challenging environment mentored by professionals. Requirements include 3 to 5 years’ experience in industrial hygiene, construction safety, asbestos and indoor air quality, strongly motivated, and excellent communication skills. Strong writing and computer skills are required. Consulting experience is preferred. Current CIH or CSP certification is a plus.

1Source Safety and Health Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

For immediate consideration, fax or email your resume and salary requirements to Christian M. Schneider, CIH, President. Fax: 610-524-0565. E-mail cschneider@1ssh.com.

Posted 12 October 2017


 

 

Associate Director, Industrial Hygiene (IND000189): Merck & Co. (Kenilworth, NJ)

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

The Associate Director, Industrial Hygiene will drive technical excellence and improvements in industrial hygiene programs at Merck/MSD sites. Expert knowledge, proven leadership abilities, and experience in IH program development and execution within pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries.

As a leading technical expert in industrial hygiene, must be able to lead, influence, collaborate, and communicate with all levels of organization.

Accountable for IH risk management, IH regulatory tracking, advocacy support, special IH projects, design and execution of IH improvement processes and tools, training, site IH support, and engineering project support.

Ability to drive prioritization of risks, regulatory compliance, continuous performance improvement efforts, and integration of IH performance objectives into standard work processes.

Key Responsibilities include:

• Provide technical support to site Industrial Hygiene Coordinators to facilitate proper understanding and implementation of Merck's industrial hygiene standard, practices, and regulatory requirements.
• Provide technical leadership / support in the area of Industrial Hygiene field investigations, new control technologies, and engineering projects. Focus will be on the evaluation of effective potent compound controls in the aseptic and non-aseptic space.
• Support the development and distribution of IH technical information and training to the sites to enable effective implementation of industrial hygiene and support occupational health & toxicology programs.
• Provide technical support to Regional IH Leads and site Industrial Hygiene Coordinators to ensure workplace health hazards and risks are properly anticipated, recognized, evaluated, and controlled.
• Simplify existing IH tools and processes.
• Work with site and global engineering personnel to identify, design, install, and verify proper engineering controls. Evaluate existing IH data to identify effective engineering control technologies and update Merck's internal supporting documentation and databases.
• Support enhancements/simplification of existing IH database while collaborating with Team to develop a new database for qualitative and quantitative exposure assessments.
• Remain current in the practice of industrial hygiene, have current knowledge of regulatory requirements and recognized pharmaceutical industry IH practices and controls. Participate in professional organizations, on outside panels, committees and advisory groups as appropriate.

Education Minimum Requirement:

• Minimum of a M.S. Degree (preferably in Health & Safety, Environmental or related technical discipline)

Required Experience and Skills:

• At least 10 years of Industrial Hygiene experience preferably in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries.
• Direct experience in leading and managing an IH program at the regional or global level.
• Direct supervisory experience of staff and people development
• Budget and risk management experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficiency in the use of all Microsoft-based desktop software programs, including: Word, Excel, Access, and MS Project
• Proficiency in IH databases and IH statistical tools
• Direct experience in leading multi-national, cross-functional teams and fostering collaboration within diverse work environments.
• Working knowledge of IH regulatory requirements, industry consensus standards, and recognized best practices.
• Certification in the Comprehensive Practice of IH (CIH)

Preferred Experience and Skills:

• Knowledge and expertise in IH control technologies, potent compound containment, establishing and maintaining effective Industrial Hygiene programs.
• Proficient in development of technical tools and training programs for a global organization from an operational level to the senior/line management
• Fluency in additional language(s) is a plus.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other
means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Posting expires 11:59 p.m. EST 10/23/17

For more information and to apply online or refer a friend, visit: http://bit.ly/2hu9ZfE

Posted 26 September 2017


 

 

Workplace Safety Specialist: Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Overview

Princeton University's Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides leadership, technical support, information and training, consultation, and periodic audits of environmental, health and safety practices and regulatory compliance. EHS employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of 17 professional and support staff working to address health and safety issues in several broad areas including; workplace safety, occupational health, laboratory safety, emergency management, environmental programs, and general health and safety for the campus community.

Responsibilities

Princeton University's Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) seeks a motivated and dedicated individual to provide professional environmental health and safety services in a variety of workplace, laboratory, and research settings, in support of and under the general supervision of senior staff and program managers. The successful candidate is expected to conduct audits and surveys of buildings and shops, incident and accident investigations, evaluations of regulated activities, and provides information and services to students, faculty and staff.

The position assists EHS senior staff and program managers with aspects of workplace health and safety programs, such as confined space entry, lockout/tagout, fall protection, scaffolding, forklifts, electrical safety and the use of monitoring equipment to evaluate exposure to noise, airborne contaminants, and physical hazards. An important function of the position is the management and curation of data in support of workplace safety program areas, as identified during health and safety surveys or monitoring activities.

EHS prides itself on providing outstanding customer service and expects all members of the office to provide customer service to the campus community including delivery and assembly of supplies and equipment, and providing safety consultation with students, faculty, and staff.

The position occasionally responds to incidents, providing assistance to workers and emergency responders as needed, conducts daily monitoring of University incident reporting systems, and completes accident and incident investigations as assigned by EHS program managers.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

  • BS in occupational safety or in a scientific or engineering field and 1 to 3 years of occupational safety experience in facilities or service sector.
  • Ability to master computer software, including Microsoft Office Professional.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate orally to a diverse community of clients. Able to perform public speaking and deliver training to diverse audiences/large and small groups.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and to follow work rules and procedures, and to work independently.
  • Good organizational and time management skills and the ability to balance multiple assignments.

Additional Qualifications

  • Interest in and ability to pursue and obtain professional credentials, such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds (e.g., instruments, self-contained breathing apparatus and waste containers), climb ladders, and wear respiratory protection.
  • Valid US driver's license.
  • Ability to pass background checks.
  • Willingness to work in a variety of work areas including those where hazardous materials are used, in confined spaces (e.g., tunnels, pits, etc.), at heights (e.g., ladders, roofs, scaffolding), on constructions sites, and in laboratory settings.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

To view the full job posting or to apply, please click here.

Posted 26 September 2017


 

HSE Consultant (Philadelphia or Mid-Atlantic Region): ESIS Health Safety & Environmental Services

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working under direct or indirect supervision or within a consulting team arrangement, a Technician is responsible for the following core responsibilities:

• When on-site, act as direct representative of ESIS HSE in relationship to the client; and when within scope of services, monitor and oversee clients’ contractors.
• Evaluate contractor performance and advise the client.
• Under direct supervision of Project Managers or professional staff, interface with and respond to regulatory and enforcement agencies at the project site, and when appropriate, provide requested information to them depending upon issue involved.
• Maintain chain of custody of sampling activity, analytical data and project recordkeeping (log book) in accordance with regulatory requirements and ESIS HSE’s recordkeeping responsibilities.
• Maintain proficiency and understanding in the use of scientific instruments and sampling protocols to ensure valid sample collection and reliable data analysis in compliance with regulations.
• Maintain high ethical standards in the performance of service, understand the ethical standards of client and report actual or perceived unethical conduct or behavior.
• Under direct oversight of a Project Manager or professional staff, generally understand the details of the project schedule and scope of work, and provide supporting information to Project Managers when change orders may be required.
• Maintain required certifications mandated by the regulations and take an active role in maintaining respiratory fitness through ESIS HSE medical surveillance program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific duties or tasks of the Technician include the following:

• Assist in the development of and implementation of project work plans for tasks which involve area of experience or expertise.
• Performance of sampling programs involving collection of soil, water, asbestos, air emissions, indoor air or waste samples.
• Operation of standard environmental monitoring instruments.
• Accurate recording of field data, observations and analytical results.
• Manage direct affiliate subcontractors on-site work activities, or oversees client’s retained contractor during environmental remediation activities.
• Make decisions regarding minor changes to the work plan where such changes are required to accomplish the task.
• Report preparation tasks:

◦ Preparing drafts or figures, plates and tables.
◦ Preparing project logs and descriptions of field activities.
◦ Preparing sample data inventory tables in ESIS HSE approved report format.
◦ Routine scientific or technical calculations.

• Field assistance in the following areas:

◦ Sampling of soil, water, wastes, asbestos and other materials.
◦ Air emissions and indoor air quality sampling.
◦ Driving and extracting soil gas probes.
◦ Operation of monitoring instruments.
◦ Water level measurements.
◦ Data collection and recording of notes on field activities.
◦ Records and historical documentation review.

• Perform compliance inspections and environmental monitoring of asbestos or other regulated/potentially hazardous materials removal and abatement projects, including:

◦ Use of environmental sampling instrumentation and equipment.
◦ Collection and analysis of personal and area air samples.
◦ Completion of inspection and analytical data forms.
◦ Inspection of regulated work areas, equipment, work methods, and compliance with project specifications or industry accepted best practices.
◦ Oversee waste container removal and completion of landfill documentation forms.
◦ Completion of project log books.
◦ Preparation of the Compliance Monitoring Report following completion of remediation activities.

• Assist with the conduct of regulated and hazardous material surveys, including:

◦ Identification of suspect materials and collection of bulk samples when included in the project scope.
◦ Measurements of quantities and dimensions.
◦ Completion of site inspection and dimensions.
◦ Handling and proper recording of material samples.
◦ Interpretation of analytical results.
◦ Preparation of draft report product for Project Manager Quality Review.

• Other project duties as assigned by Project Manager or Manager.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

• Two years of college completed is required. Four years of work experience may substitute for two years of college.
• Appropriate technical certificates recognizing specific training of expertise in a discipline related to ESIS HSE’s core services (asbestos and lead certifications for inspection and project monitoring)
• Four years of college with a degree in an environmental or science field is preferred.

Experience:

• One year of work experience in a technical or scientific capacity, or equivalent experience in the environmental consulting field.

DESIRED SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS:

• Must be able to carry out sampling and data management tasks accurately and in accordance with standard procedures.
• Must be able to learn and apply regulatory requirements in routine sampling tasks.
• Must learn to operate and maintain standard monitoring instruments.
• Must be able to work safely at all times.
• Must be well organized with the ability to meet schedule commitments.
• Must be able to make accurate field decisions to assure project integrity and cost-effectiveness.
• Must be able to manage subcontractor tasks to assure successful project completion.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Must be capable of obtaining Health & Safety certification for hazardous waste (pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120) / asbestos (pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101).
• Must be able to perform strenuous physical activities.
• Some travel is required

Chubb offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits package including life, health and dental, vision, a generous retirement savings plan, disability coverage, stock purchase plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, and business casual dress. At Chubb, we are committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to it. Our policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions or opportunities of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran or marital status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

CONTACT: matt.johnson@esis.com

Chubb is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need an accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request. For more information, please click for the “EEO is the Law” poster and for the “Pay Transparency” policy. For information on Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” law please click . At Chubb, we are committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to it. Our policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions or opportunities of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.employeerelations@chubb.com

Posted 11 September 2017


 

 


 


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