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Safety & Health Specialist 1, 2, or Senior


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Requisition ID: 17465


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



The Senior Safety & Health Specialist supports corporate safety objectives by promoting a safe working environment; improving the safety culture; and implementing programs designed to reduce industrial illnesses, injuries, fatalities, and loss or damage of property. Reports to the Supervisor Safety or Manager Safety Services.

What You'll Do

•    Enforces all safety policies, procedures, and standards.
•    Assists with the creation and implementation of safety plans and programs.
•    Submits safety observations and status reports on a regular basis.
•    Conducts safety walks and inspections to analyze safety risks and identify concerns.
•    Interprets regulatory agency standards for stakeholders.
•    Educates and trains employees on safety policies, procedures, standards, and expectations.
•    Provides recommendations for improving safety in the workplace.
•    Investigates accidents, analyzes possible causes, and assists with the development of mitigation and remediation measures.
•    Maintains, reviews, and revises safety policies and procedures.
•    Acts as a liaison between management and external safety agencies.
•    Participates in regulatory agency and internal safety audits. 
•    Communicates safety messages to assigned groups.
•    Promotes safety program participation to employees.
•    Reviews requests for new tools and personal protective equipment.
•    Facilitates site visits for senior leadership.
•    Supports public safety or community outreach programs.
•    Performs related work as required.

What It Takes To Succeed

Must be willing to attain Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), and/or other professional certification(s).

•   Knowledge of OSHA compliance standards, National Electrical Safety Codes, and other workplace safety regulations as they apply to water and electric utilities.
•   Knowledge of water and electric utility construction and operation techniques and processes.
•   Knowledge of best safe working practices, industrial hygiene principles, and safety management techniques.
•   Ability to recognize psychological factors relating to safe group and individual behavior.
•   Ability to orally communicate effectively to large and small groups at all levels of the corporate hierarchy.
•   Ability to interpret blueprints and engineering schematics.
•   Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
•   Appropriate respirator medical certification, fit testing, and training required.
•   Ability to evaluate work environments for potential health hazards.
•   Ability to conduct employee and public education and training programs.
•   Skill in using a variety of instruments for measuring environmental safety.


A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Safety Specialist, Safety Consultant, Safety Engineer, Safety Administrator, Claims Agent, Industrial Hygienist, Insurance Agent, Public Safety Representative, Workers Compensation Administrator, or other Safety Professional.


Completion of an Associate's degree, Apprenticeship, or 60 college credit hours from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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