Position Type: Contract to Direct
Title: Industrial Injury Prevention Specialist
Pay Range: Open – Negotiable
This position exists to plan, develop, promote, and execute effective injury prevention activities for shipyard workers.
The Industrial Injury Prevention Specialist proactively engages with shipyard and office workers to perform biomechanical assessments, implement early intervention programs, assess various job functions as they relate to ergonomic and physical demands of the task, and then develop and implement effective strategies to prevent job-related injuries.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
- Develop and implement strategies, programs, and training materials to help employees prevent repetitive, cumulative, and overuse type musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses.
- Conduct field observations and ergonomic analyses in order to provide recommendations on body mechanics, positioning, and postural habits.
- Develop effective injury prevention strategies based on sound injury data.
- Collect and maintain data to evaluate program performance and injury trends.
- Provide recommendations on how to reduce the risk and severity of injuries.
- Develop job-specific agility routines and programs to be implemented in a preventative method.
- Provide on-the-job education and coaching to help workers achieve and maintain physical resilience.
- Coordinate with onsite safety and medical team to provide interventions that fall within OSHA first aid guidelines.
- Develop injury prevention training materials (handouts, presentations, visual aids, etc.)
- Support other shipyard safety initiatives and training programs as assigned.
EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, or related field.
- Three years’ experience in Injury and illness prevention, including orthopedics, therapeutic interventions, industrial/occupational health, ergonomics, and wellness.
- Experienced in biomechanical and ergonomic evaluations.
- Certified Athletic Trainer, by either the Board of Certification (BOC) or equivalent State Certification, in good standing.
- Training in First Aid and CPR.
- Good oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Demonstrated self-motivation and the ability to work independently to achieve objectives without prompting.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to consistently meet with deadlines.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to climb ladders, walk on scaffolding or uneven surfaces, and observe the use of tools and operation of equipment/machinery.
Physical dexterity must allow for bending, reaching, using hands, fingers and proper body positions for services provided.
Must be physically able to walk to all yard locations and other buildings in and outside the shipyard for evaluations, meetings, presentations and training.
Visual abilities required include close, distance and peripheral vision, and depth perception.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to vapors, gases, dust, welding/burning fumes, smoke, and loud noises.
Work occurs both in an outdoor shipyard environment and in an office setting.
While performing the office duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and controls.