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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:Commensurate with Experience - Salary
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The Safety Manager reports to the Assistant Division Director of Administration and Risk Management and is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of employee fleet and building safety, accident prevention, loss control methods ,and procedures and programs. The Safety Manager performs investigative documentation and reconstruction of potential liability incidents involving County personnel, equipment and county-owned or controlled buildings; ensures adherence to federal and state laws in areas of industrial hygiene, occupational safety and fire protection and develops safety training programs.

  • Develop health and safety policies, programs, and training that covers personnel, buildings, environment, equipment, and fleet.
  • Prioritizes, plans, schedules, coordinates, procures resources to execute and satisfy safety needs.
  • Chair and conduct Safety Committee meetings at County facilities.
  • Respond to County workplace questions and concerns (e.g., sewage backups; floods; power failures; building materials, such as asbestos, concerns, etc.).
  • Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health or safety.
  • Investigate accidents to identify causes or to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.
  • Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Develop or maintain hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, ventilation surveys, or asbestos management plans.
  • Collect samples of dust, gases, vapors, or other potentially toxic materials for analysis.
  • Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, or other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.
  • Conduct safety training or education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
  • Investigate health-related complaints and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with public health legislation and regulations.
  • Collaborate with Engineers or Physicians to institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.
  • Provide new-employee health and safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations.
  • Develop or maintain medical monitoring programs for employees.
  • Coordinate "right-to-know" programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances.
  • Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies.
  • Collect samples of hazardous materials or arrange for sample collection.
  • Maintain inventories of hazardous materials or hazardous wastes, using waste tracking systems to ensure that materials are handled properly.
  • Conduct audits at hazardous waste
  • Perform other safety management duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university AND;


  • At least four (4) years full-time paid experience in the administration of an industrial or governmental safety program; AND
  • A valid State of Michigan driver's license and an acceptable safe driving record.
  • Certified Safety Professional license is preferred

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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