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Employee Safety Specialist - Henry Ford Detroit Hospital

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The Employee Safety Specialist position is responsible for managing, implementing and administering standardized ES processes to ensure safety and health compliance to federal, state, and local regulations as well as Corporate Policies and Procedures in the healthcare setting. The Employee Safety Specialist is expected to contribute to the achievement of world class status through managing the elimination of occupational injuries/illnesses. This position will specifically focus on improving and safeguarding the health and safety of all employees, ensuring compliance, supporting World Class Safety Management System.



  • Analyze injury/illness experience, identify/track injury correlation, determine root causes, determine corrective action and communicate this information to leadership and Employee Safety Manager.
  • Providing safety and health assistance to management, supervisors, employees, and collateral duty safety representatives. 
  • Conducting incident reports and entering reports and findings into safety management systems.
  • Performing safety inspections, and evaluations to identify potential hazards and implement corrective actions in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Developing and delivering training one-on-one, in groups, in classrooms, and via web-delivered media.
  • Providing outreach to employees, promoting safety awareness throughout the organization.
  • Investigating complaints and reports of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions; provide recommendations for abatement action; and verify completion of abatement action.
  • Maintaining recordkeeping for injury/illness cases in accordance with OSHA requirements.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Health and Safety, Nursing, Clinical or an equivalent field required.
  • 3- 5 years of Clinical, Safety, Environmental, Engineering or Clinical related experience required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience applying regulations and standards applicable to occupational safety and health, environmental safety and health, industrial hygiene or clinical in a variety of settings.
  • 3-5 years’ experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word applications.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently or in a team environment, and collaborate with multiple campus stakeholders. Must be able to conduct audits, inspections and field work which may include climbing, walking, standing, squatting or kneeling in a variety of indoor and outdoor environmental conditions.


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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