Apr 23, 2018

Safety and Risk Management Professional - nonprofit jobs - Los Angeles

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Administration / Clerical Museums Libraries and Historical Sites

Job Description

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking an exemplary Safety and Risk Management Professional to join our evolving family of museums – the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and the William S. Hart Museum. The position supports the Chief Talent Officer in all aspects of occupational safety compliance and emergency response. Primary responsibilities include development and implementation of regulatory compliance to Cal–OSHA required policies, and procedures, best practices of our industry, ongoing safety training for all position levels, Cal-OSHA reporting and tracking.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: 

  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and effectiveness of the Cal-OSHA occupational safety programs applicable to the museum based on past accident history, regulatory compliance and best practices of the industry for all locations. 

  • Responsible for the fire prevention plans and emergency action plans for all locations, addressing the safety of both employees and visitors.

  • Develops and recommends new procedures and approaches to safety and loss prevention based on current best practices and data gathered from past incidents. 

  • Coordinates with the security department and local law enforcement including the Department of Homeland Security to assess building vulnerabilities, evaluation of access controls and conducts on-site threat and risk assessments at all sites.

  • Evaluates chemical use at all locations ensuring compliance to the Global Harmonization Standard. Ensures Safety Data Sheets are obtained, updated and communicated to affected staff.  

  • Ensures proposition 65 chemical compliance and notification systems are in place as required by state law.

  • Conducts regular hazard inspections, ensures department managers correct hazards in a timely manner and evaluates ongoing effectiveness of the safety program.  Incorporates the museum vision to align desired results for the effectiveness of safety practices.

  • Conducts emergency, medical, and security training for all departments. Responsible for coordinating with outside parties, such as the Los Angeles Fire Department, to conduct various trainings, including B.E.R.T. training for employees on-site.  Training will vary in nature and will include both required and internally requested training.

  • Assists the Human Resources Department claims administrator in the Worker’s Compensation program, such as the initial investigation of injuries or accidents / incidents, and maintains the OSHA 300 log.

  • Completes ergonomic and safety evaluations as needed to reduce repetitive motion, material handling and other foreseeable concerns.  

  • Conducts or coordinates with appropriate third parties all aspects of safety training as required under the Injury & Illness Prevention Program to ensure employees are effectively trained on the hazards of their jobs.

  • Creates and maintains records of all training and drill records for each site and each employee. 

  • Participates in a new hire orientation and presents safety policies, procedures and general awareness of safety practices as appropriate.

  • In coordination with the security department , coordinates, implements and monitors the effectiveness safety/ security and response protocosl for off-site expedition groups, including medical support, travel security related controls, and OSHA related compliance programs.


This position has the following requirements:

  • At least 5 plus years’ experience with Cal-OSHA, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Transportation (DOT) required.

  • Candidate will have a degree in Occupational Safety & Health or related field and /or 10 plus years as an active Safety Manager in a related field.

  • Candidate will possess certifications in safety and/ or risk management such as the ARM, CSP, COSS, CHS, CHST or similar.

  • Candidate will demonstrate basic knowledge in insurance and understand the tenants of Workers Compensation, General Liability and Property Insurance.

  • Candidate will be an active safety professional engaged in safety associations such as but not limited to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) or similar.

  • Successful track record of providing visionary leadership and effective management of a complex and sizeable organization, preferably one with environmental, educational, or research interests.

  • Demonstrated training and project management experience, including involvement in planning, budgeting, and staff development and supervision.

  • Ability to listen to, facilitate conversation between, and forge collegial relationships with various constituencies.

  • Experience with internal evaluation and assessment of programs, as well as experience with industry-standard metrics for evaluating safety and risk assessment outcomes.

  • Highly skilled in diplomacy and collaboration combined with ambition and a willingness to take risks.

  • Able to spend a substantial time sitting, utilizing the computer, and walking around the building and grounds at the 3 locations.  Able to work off-site occasionally at remote locations.

  • Able to travel via personal vehicle or public transport to off-site meetings.

  • Able to travel to off-site expedition locations if needed to assess hazards and ensure effective controls are in place.

Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits offered. This is a full time, regular, exempt position. 

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Officer, Coordinator

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