The Manager of Safety and Training is responsible for developing and implementing professional workforce safety programs; overseeing and tracking the training for fixed-route and paratransit operators and maintenance personnel; and, implementing emergency response programs/plans for the entire agency. The responsibility for relevant statutory compliance is a central component of this position. The investigation of accidents and Workers’ Compensation claims is also a responsibility. This position also performs supervisory tasks and special projects that achieve agency goals, improve employee performance, and ensure safe, reliable and responsive service.
This position will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and work collaboratively with all department Managers.
Position responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Serves as chief investigator for incidents/accidents, performs vehicle safety quality control inspections, conducts analysis and makes recommendations for preventive measures.
Reviews accident/incident data for patterns (geographic, time of day, type, operator, route, equipment), maintains a database, develops reports and develops remedial programs.
Formulates action plans for accident and Workers’ Compensation claim reduction and overall employee welfare.
Conducts on-board safety inspections.
Prepares all reports for insurance company and tracks the status of claims.
Prepares monthly safety/accident recaps for submission to National Transit Database.
Leads the Safety Committee, reviewing accidents and all other safety concerns, and makes recommendations to management for additional safety efforts.
Works with the Manager of Human Resources on all Workers’ Compensation Claims and maintains accident and injury records compliant to OSHA regulations.
Manages modified duty program for transition of employees back into mainstream workforce.
Maintains programs for return–to-work, refresher training, and retraining.
Conducts annual in-service safety review of all operators.
Responsible for the development and enforcement of safety related policies and procedures.
Responsible for the development and enforcement of Norwalk Transit District’s operator and maintenance training program for new hires and all in-service training.
Manages the administration of all transportation department (fixed-route and paratransit) training programs in accordance with industry standards, including communications to participants, tracking and record keeping, materials inventory, special events coordination, and program evaluation records.
Assess training needs, establish training objectives, prepare outlines, handouts, guides, manuals, training activities and other materials which will develop required knowledge and skills required to successfully perform an employee’s job functions.
Oversee a variety of training methods, including lecture, discussion, skill practice activities, and media to achieve safety and customer service training objectives and develop participant knowledge and skills.
Develops and provides individualized coaching for operators and initiates training and safety communication interventions to improve defensive driving, prevent accidents and enhance safety.
Responsible for development and maintenance of requisite training check lists for all operators and maintenance personnel and responsible for creation and dissemination of training completion certificates.
Working collaboratively with the Maintenance Manager, coordinates the on-going training program in accordance with industry standards for maintenance personnel, including communications, tracking and record keeping.
Develop and coordinate hazardous materials handling training.
Manages and implements the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program in compliance with the Department of Transportation regulations and oversees compliance with this program.
Serves as Designated Employee Representative for the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program and maintains all the requisite files for this program.
Maintains required employee DOT documentation for all safety sensitive positions, including but not limited to, medical certifications, CDL licenses and renewals, background checks and drug screens.
Safety and Security:
Responsible for contributing to a safe and secure work environment and is cognizant of surroundings and acts in a safe manner at all times.
Conducts evacuation drills, including fire, disaster and security.
Is knowledgeable of and adheres to OSHA, Norwalk Transit District and other safety standards, directives and advisories, both written and verbal.
See other responsibilities as outlined in the “System Security Program Plan”.
The Norwalk Transit District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.