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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$49,920 Yearly 
Salem, Oregon
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Charity / Non-profit
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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Safety Specialist

MWVCAA is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, equity and inclusion with employees and with those we serve. The agency strives to be an employer of choice with a vision for all people to be respected for their infinite worth, and supported to envision and reach a positive future.

As a member of the HR team, this role works within HR and alongside program management and agency employees to develop comprehensive safety programs, procedures and monitoring across the agency that support staff and volunteer safety.

Job Duties: 

  • Provides guidance on applicable OSHA regulations and requirements for compliance. Creates and provides written recommendations that suggest controls of workplace related safety hazards and exposures, considering agency trauma-informed guidelines.
  • Assists and advises safety committee with reducing the incidents of accidents, illness and injuries to staff.
  • Supports agency insurance processing with property incidents that require follow-through of documentation and recovery of damages. Identify areas of risk and potential liability.
  • Develops, modifies and delivers training programs and live-web-based safety awareness training using web tools.
  • Conducts safety and security research upon request of the COO and/or Executive Director and develops plans to address identified risks for staff and clients of the agency.
  • Assists the COO in providing leadership for employee programs; agency onboarding programs, workers compensation and safety, staff training and development, equity compliance, culture and social justice initiatives, and process improvement.
  • Performs inspections of agency sites for hazards, completing proper documentation and maintaining accurate records of safety inspections and repairs. Ensures that all sites have Personal Protective Equipment, spill kits, first-aid kits and other safety materials and supplies necessary to perform work safely.
  • Submits maintenance work order tickets for the Safety Committee making recommendations for equipment, signs, repairs, barriers and other modifications. Follows-up to completion.



  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and; 3 years working in an occupational safety role or service in the U.S. Military. Preference for Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or Industrial Hygiene; or a related degree such as Criminal Justice, Engineering, Risk Management; Lean Six Sigma; OR-OSHA or other professional safety certifications.
  • Position requires an effective communicator of information and safety concepts in oral and written form, in a concise manner to small and large groups plus intermediate level computer and technical skills, including MS Office, databases, and a basic understanding of building and facilities operations.
  • Valid Oregon driver's license and insured vehicle available for use on the job; satisfactory driving record. Successful registration with the Child Care Division's Central Criminal Background Registry is required.
  • CPR/First-Aid Certification within 30 days of hire.

We take great pride in the compassion, creativity and core strengths of our employees. Our team is made up of individuals from all walks of life, each bringing with them a rich variety of culture as well as personal and professional experiences. We welcome and value diversity and foster a climate of mutual respect and reflection that supports different beliefs and points of view and the open exchange of ideas.

Kaiser medical/vision, dental, Life Insurance and AD&D, Flex Spending, 401K with agency contribution, paid sick days, vacation, and holidays.

MWVCAA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veterans, and people with disabilities or any other protected category. We welcome all people to join us in achieving our Mission. If you require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position, please notify a member of our team at (503) 585-6232.