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Risk and Safety Associate

Company: Race Telecommunications LLC
Location: Yuba City
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Risk & Safety Associate
Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, At-Will
Reports to: Safety & Compliance Manager
Department: Operations
Location: Yuba City, CA
(May work on-site at a Race Communications office location; telecommuting agreeable; occasional travel required)
About us:
Race Communications is one of California's leading telecommunications and fiber technology companies, offering a full range of communications services and competing in over 25 markets with investments totaling $150M in recent years. Working in partnership with several public and private entities, Race focuses its efforts on building top-tier networks that service small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. Our comprehensive network has brought significant improvements to local entities, education, community services, and public safety across the state. In today's connected world, reliable, high-speed internet is an absolute necessity, and it is our company's mission to provide advanced communications at an affordable price. Race focuses its efforts towards building world-class fiber networks and offering gigabit internet service to communities throughout California.
Summary:
Assists all organization safety activities and programs to ensure a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment for all employees; supports accident prevention programs. Facilitates the compliance program, maintains compliance databases, and provides compliance reporting for worksites and projects.

Qualifications and Experience:
- Eligibility for US Employment without sponsorship
- Minimum of 18 years of age
- Minimum of one to two years related experience in the Telecommunication industry, and/or equivalent work environments is required
- Fundamental safety and/or compliance professional certification is preferred. Examples include - Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and/or OSHA 10-Hour Certification
- Must be able to perform basic first aid during emergency situations
- Valid Basic Class C driver's license is required
- Proficient use of MS office applications including Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; teleconferencing applications
- Functional use of common office equipment, computers, and office software
- Professional appearance and demeanor
- Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English as the primary language used in the workplace
- Spanish bilingual skills are desirable

Skills:
- Strong time management skills, with the ability to manage priorities and workflow
- Commitment to accuracy and high standards for quality of work
- Ability to work with all levels of team members and management
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with other team members and support professional development
- Excellent problem resolution and customer service skills
- Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
- Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance
- Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and sense of humor
- Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
- Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists in monitoring safety programs to reduce frequency of accidents and injuries; assists in minimizing overall workers' compensation costs
- Supports the Race Communications Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP) and COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP)
- Provides emergency medical assistance such as basic first aid to assist individuals in distress
- Communicates and monitors safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal OSHA rules and regulations
- Monitors fire prevention and response activities
- Performs initial investigation of all accidents and injuries, performs root-cause analysis, recommends and/or proposes corrective actions; Assists in the management of Workers' Compensation, insurance claims, and legal proceedings
- Reviews and responds to OSHA/safety-related inquiries
- Identifies potential safety hazards at all facilities; reports hazards and recommendations for eliminating/reducing to management
- Cooperates with other departments on design and construction of new equipment, facilities, and work methods to ensure compliance with safety policies and regulations.
- Prepares and maintains required safety reports
- Attends company safety meetings and maintains relevant documentation
- Promotes safe and healthy working conditions and establishes constant safe practices by all employees
- Performs other related duties as assigned by management

Other duties as necessary may include but are not limited to:
- Successfully complete assigned training and examinations, as well as participate in ongoing performance and development reviews, and goal setting
- Be available to participate in internal or external meetings, special functions, and professional development opportunities
- Cross-train and share knowledge with other team members
- Support routine tasks
- Performs other related duties as assigned by management

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
- You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
- This position regularly requires sitting, bending, leaning, bending, kneeling, crawling, walking (moderate distances), climbing, and the ability to sit or stand for several hours at a time.
- This position requires frequent use of a keyboard, mouse, telephone, computer workstation, and office equipment.
- This position requires correct use of job-appropriate safety equipment which may include but is not limited to, protective headwear, masks/respiratory protection, protective gloves, hearing protection, protective eyewear and face shields, fall protection equipment, and specific protective clothing.
- This position frequently requires speaking, listening, and visual acuity for reading and operating equipment.
- This position is frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
- Must be able to safely lift and carry items up to 35 pounds in order to perform essential functions.
- This position requires occasional exposure to outside weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, wind, and rain.
- This position may require the operation of company provided motor vehicles and equipment.
- This position may require working in various environments from office, warehouse facilities, and field sites.
- This position frequently requires exposure to loud noise (construction and warehouse equipment).

As Part of our Team, you will Enjoy:
Working to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas, providing much needed services to those who do not have access to reliable internet
Working for a company that appreciates their employees; every member of the Race team is a part of a collaborative family
Full benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision life, and 401 (k)
Employer-matched 401k plan
Race Communications is an equal opportunity employer

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Keywords: Race Telecommunications LLC, Yuba City , Risk and Safety Associate, Other , Yuba City, California

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