The work involves planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive program to enhance the safety and security of Van Duyn Home and Hospital for its residents, employees and visitors. The work is carried out in compliance with state and federal safety regulations applicable to a residential health care facility and includes such aspects as employee safety, fire prevention and fire drills, facility inspection to reduce fire and safety hazards, security measures, recording and evaluating employee accidents, and fulfilling reporting and record-keeping requirements.

Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior with leeway for independent judgment in carrying out safety regulations. An employee in this class may supervise a small number of subordinate personnel.

Does related work as required.


Develops and conducts in-service employee safety programs to provide basic knowledge, interest and awareness of fire prevention, use of extinguishers, fire drill and emergency regulations for evacuation of residents and staff in accordance with the N.Y.S. Hospital Code.

Makes inspections of buildings and grounds on a regular basis to discover potential hazards or unsafe conditions and to recommend corrective action for the following: sprinkler and fire detection system, fire alarms, hoses and extinguishers, stairways and exits, electrical wiring and equipment, waste disposal, compressed gases, chemicals, kitchen, incinerator operation, etc.

Records and evaluates employee accidents in order to reduce Worker's Compensation and prepares summaries of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Assists the administration in establishing regulations based on new developments and problems uncovered in areas such as security, safety records, work procedure studies, new equipment and safety techniques.

Develops fire hazard inspection forms and related forms needed for a comprehensive safety inspection program.

Maintains an inventory control on replacement parts including belts, lubricants, heaters, switches, fuses and other material used in a safety and preventive maintenance program.

Provides periodic safety and security statistics and progress reports for evaluation of the safety and security programs and improvement in safety performance.

Maintains necessary records and files including those required by the State Health Code and all State and federal safety regulations.


Good knowledge of the laws, regulations and fundamentals of safety in health care facilities.

Good knowledge of fire prevention, use of fire extinguishers, fire drill regulations and emergency procedures.

Some knowledge of security fundamentals and procedures for a residential health care facility.

Some knowledge of the sources of information relating to safety programs.

Some knowledge of the operation and routine safety maintenance of fire and safety devices, such as fire alarms, sprinkler systems, etc.

Some knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques involved in safety training and instruction.

Ability to organize and conduct safety and security programs.

Ability to make detailed inspections and to recognize potential safety, health or security hazards.

Ability to keep accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports.

Ability to motivate and educate people on the importance of safety.


A) Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in developing and/or implementing safety programs or conducting safety education; or,

B) Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in general building maintenance, inspection or construction which must have involved some responsibility for maintenance, inspection or installation of fire, safety and security devices; or,

C) Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time or volunteer equivalent, as a firefighter; or,

D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C).

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