Safety Coordinator

Company Name: Consumers Power, Inc.
Phone Number: (541) 929-8502
City: Philomath
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97370-1180
Job Title: Safety Coordinator
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: July 24, 2017
Salary: $90,000 to $120,000 DOE
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: Mon-Thurs 4x10
Work Time Type: Days


Under supervision of the Safety User Group (Blachly Lane Electric,  Consumers Power, Inc., Douglas Electric, Emerald PUD, Lane Electric, and Salem Electric), shall be responsible for developing and implementing safety training programs for the participating utilities for the purpose of ensuring safe and healthful working conditions. Reduce or eliminate industrial accidents and hazards, measured by incidence and severity of industrial accidents, lost man hours, and worker’s compensation expense. Responsible to keep utilities informed of local, state, and federal rules and regulations as they relate to health and safety issues. Responsible to provide and share information among utilities, assist and insure that utilities are in compliance with record-keeping requirements.


  • Plan, develop,  and  conduct  safety,  health,  accident  and  loss  prevention  programs, including programs for office personnel.
  • Schedule and  conduct  periodic  field  safety  inspections  and  meetings  to  identify occupational health and safety hazards and to train personnel in safety practices and accident prevention.
  • Coordinate and participate in scheduled safety committee meetings. Coordinate joint safety or training meetings for utilities.
  • Advise managers and employees of safety requirements, and standards and codes applicable to particular operations.
  • Prepare inspection checklists: inspect facilities periodically for unsafe practices and conditions.
  • Follow up after deficiencies have been noted with regard to specific hazards or practices.
  • Prepare and  update  a  safety  manual,  make  certain  that  employees  understand  its contents and requirements.
  • Recommend to management at each participating utility, adoption of new or revised safety policies, programs and practices as new legislation, operating conditions, and technologies require.
  • Upon request or where deemed necessary, assist in accident investigation with member electric utilities. Provide training in Accident Investigation.  Assist in processing of Worker’s Compensation claims if necessary.
  • Evaluate the  need  and  effectiveness  of  approved  types  of  protective  Recommend purchase of appropriate equipment; train personnel in proper use.
  • Develop and administer appropriate industrial hygiene programs. Administer hearing­ loss prevention programs; maintain contact with medical and industrial hygiene community to remain current in industry practices and problem resolution. Supervise first-aid/CPR/AED training.
  • Maintain records for statistical measurements and management reports; ensure that reporting conforms to state and federal requirements and safety industry standards.
  • Maintain communications with counterparts in other companies, attend meetings, participate in activities. Keep in close working relationship with other utilities, state and federal regulatory agencies, and insurance carriers. Participate in state-wide programs, exchange information and ideas for programs.
  • Develop recognition and awards programs to acknowledge exemplary safety performance by individual employees and departments.
  • Update safety accreditation reports as needed. Advise management at each participating utility of needed changes to ensure continued accreditation or compliance.
  • Develop and administer disaster and contingency plans.
  • Maintain CDL records and administer drug testing program as required by state and federal guidelines.
  • Attend legislative hearings and comment on proposed legislation on behalf of the represented utilities.
  • Make recommendations to participating utilities for annual budget.
  • Submit all expense records and travel vouchers on a timely basis.
  • Check with supervisory board before making any expenditure outside of the approved budget.
  • Have the ability to manage each participating utility’s safety compliance and loss prevention program to meet their needs


Perform other work as assigned.

Experience Required:


Must be familiar with electric utility operation, be a skilled trainer and an effective speaker.

Must be a skillful writer, with the ability to evaluate, organize, and communicate technical information in plain language.

The qualified candidate must have a familiarity with safety accreditation programs, for example NRECA RESAP, and APPA RP3.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in an environmental health or safety field or equivalent in work experience and specialized training.
  • Must have three to five years’ work experience specializing in safety, loss and accident prevention, and safety education.
  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of safety, accident and loss prevention, safety equipment, training methods, industrial hygiene practices, statistical procedures, and record keeping requirements.
  • This position is expected to participate in self-development training sessions and regional and national safety meetings as authorized or assigned to improve working knowledge and stay up to date.


  • Part office, part field conditions. May require activities in all types of weather and terrain, exposure to noise at times, requires frequent travel to job sites and attendance at training sessions and meetings.
  • Must be able to carry training equipment and materials to job site. Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Work at participating utility locations as scheduled. Travel to offices as requested and to self-development programs as scheduled.  The average work week is 40 hours on a flex time schedule, with some days exceeding eight hours and others less.  Split time as equitably as possible between participating utilities.
  • Occasional business travel may be required. This position requires travel throughout the geographic area assigned to the position and may be required to spend nights away from home.


  • Provide friendly, efficient customer service when communicating with members and employees.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and support the Safety User Group’s directives.
  • Demonstrate punctuality and dependability in attendance.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn, interpret and follow all pertinent safety rules, policies, practices and procedures


May access confidential information during course of normal job duties. Maintain confidentiality in dealing with records and confidential utility and employee information.


Possess a valid Oregon driver’s license.


  • Ability to lift and/or move objects weighing 20 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 75 lbs.
  • Physical ability in sitting, stooping, pushing, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, using fingers, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply on-line at

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting End Date: August 18, 2017