Occupational Safety Specialist

Job Requisition #: JR69325

End Date: 11/30/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, Christiana Care includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, three hospitals (1,300 beds), a Level I trauma center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health.

Primary Function:

To support occupational safety, injury prevention, industrial hygiene and environmental programs at ChristianaCare which provide for the safety of caregivers, patients, visitors and the environment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform Incident Investigations and implement corrective actions.

  • Conduct Job Hazard Analysis to identify hazards and/or potential hazards and provide recommendations for mitigation.

  • Conduct Personal Protective Equipment Assessments.

  • Perform Workstation Ergonomic Assessments.

  • Conduct Indoor Air Quality Assessments.

  • Conduct Exposure Assessments, interpret sampling results, implement corrective actions as needed.

  • Conduct Noise Monitoring and oversee the Hearing Conservation Program.

  • Assist with Hazardous Waste Management.

  • Assist with Hazard Communication Program.

  • Support the Patient Decontamination program.

  • Support the Construction Safety program.

  • Review and revise safety policies and procedures as needed.

  • Develop, coordinate and conduct safety training programs and safety initiatives.

  • Perform safety and environmental audits as required.

  • Ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA, DNREC, DOT, Joint Commission and other applicable regulations and standards.

  • Ability to use and troubleshoot monitoring equipment.

  • Participate on emergency response teams (e.g., Hazardous Materials Response, Confined Space Rescue).

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or other related science.

  • Minimum three to five years of experience in Occupational Safety or related field.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, exhibiting high attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage time, work independently, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

  • Valid driver's license required.

ChristianaCare Offers:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

  • Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions.

  • Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out.

  • 12-week paid parental leave

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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A Great Place To Live

Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?

We Serve Together

For the Love of Health

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