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State of Massachusetts Manager of Occupational Safety & Health in 10 Park Plaza, Massachusetts

Position Summary

The Manager of Occupational Safety & Health will serve as the day-to-day lead for workforce safety within the Highway Division, reporting to the Assistant Administrator of Traffic and Safety Engineering. They will assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring the Highway Division's Industrial and Occupational Safety & Health Program, Policies, Bulletins and Standard Operating Procedures to comply with Federal and State regulations, and strive to remain current with national best practices.

Responsible for the oversight of employee safety, assessing risks and working within MassDOT Highway Division to develop and implement mitigation and management programs. Responsibilities include the development, implementation, and review of policies and procedures; safety budget development and control; evaluation of program effectiveness; making program recommendations; and serving as a technical advisor to executive level management on health, safety and workforce risk issues.

Leads program management through direct involvement in a number of Highway Division programs including: industrial hygiene (indoor air quality, hearing conservation, ergonomics, respirator use, etc.); safety evaluation and training; post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and probable cause testing; employee wellness; review and investigation of employee vehicular and industrial accidents; worker's compensation paperwork coordination, working with Operations and Maintenance to develop safe operating procedures for equipment use; chemical exposure evaluations and Hazardous Communication program enforcement.

Assists with developing responses to injury claims including the review of claims filed against MassDOT Highway Division, facilitating investigations and responses, and coordinating with legal counsel as required. This position is responsible for the development of program components to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries and/or financial losses including targeted risk mitigation initiatives, safety and health training, and wellness programs.

Responsible for compliance with federal and state safety standards and regulations including General Safety and Health Standards, OSHA regulations, and other applicable standards. Monitors safety training programs, work procedures, and conducts work site and industrial accident inspections. The inspections require the manager to apply knowledge of construction practices, traffic control requirements, and bio­monitoring procedures to evaluate safety and risk/management factors.

Major Responsibilities

1.Oversees and directs investigations of occupational injuries, illnesses, incidents, and near miss events.Provides oversight of the facility inspection program and tracking of resulting recommendations, safety improvements, and corrective actions. Assist with the preparation and review of specialized reports, including Job Hazard Assessments, Operational Safety Assessments, and Root Cause Analyses to identify direct or contributing factors and recommend mitigations and corrective actions.

  1. Assists and supports the Assistant Administrator of Traffic and Safety Engineering, in the management and oversight of workplace health and safety programs across the organization. Analyses challenges that impact safety and develops solutions. Recommends program priorities and allocates resources to implement policies.

  2. Provide effective direction, supervision, leadership, project management, and oversight to a team of consultants, contractors, and MassDOT Highway Division employees working to develop, implement, and monitor multiple workplace safety programs simultaneously, on an accelerated timeline. Directs and manages the administrative and field operations of the Occupational Safety and Health section.

  3. Lead the MassDOT Highway Division's Industrial and Occupational Safety & Health Program activities, including the ongoing compilation, analysis, verification, presentation, and reporting of sensitive safety data related to employee injuries, incidents, near misses, workplace hazards, and other employee safety related events.

  4. Monitor and measure organizational compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations, as well as MassDOT policies, procedures, and programs, and industry best practices related to Industrial and Occupational Safety & Health Program to include workplace specific operational safety plans, and other program documents, and in compliance with applicable codes and regulations.

6.Performs related duties such as managing staffing and personnel functions by interviewing, selecting, managing performance and training staff. Prepares reports and develops presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

Ten (10) years' experience in occupational safety and health.

Good knowledge of: management practices; workers' compensation law; OSHA Rules for: Construction Activity, General Industry, Hazard Communications and Compliance; State and Federal Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing laws and requirements; safety techniques and principles; and personal protective equipment requirements.

Experience: conducting safety inspections; writing technical reports; conducting investigations; developing and presenting training programs; supervising staff.

One (1) year of the experience (referenced in the Minimum Entrance Requirements) must have included supervisory or advanced technical experience in occupational safety and health or experience with safety and health program development and management.

The office for this position would be located at 14 Prospect Road, Andover, MA, 01810.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Robin Burke, Human Resources, at 857-368-8524.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.


I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.

IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience.

All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. If you need an accommodation to complete the application electronically please contact the ADA Coordinator Rita DiNunzio 857-368-8738.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Engineering

Organization: *Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Title: Manager of Occupational Safety & Health

Location: Massachusetts-10 Park Plaza

Requisition ID: 200002FQ