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Occupational Health and Safety Nurse

Apply Now Job ID R-345524 Date posted 09/11/2019

Job Description Summary

The Occupational Health Nurse and Safety Coordinator is a licensed health care professional responsible for developing, interpreting, and administering employee health and wellness services and organizational safety programs. Develops policies and procedures for employee health services that are compatible with corporate goals and objectives. Coordinates the worker’s compensation and health/wellness programs. Strategic role in site safety programs. Leads ADA/Job Accommodation process. Promotes health maintenance, prevention of illness and injury, and provides consultative guidance on occupational health issues. Regular, punctual attendance is an essential job function. Ability to speak, read and write English. Ensures compliance with BD quality systems, policies, procedures and practices and all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:           

  • Provide organizational leadership for associate safety, health and wellness. Coordinate day-to-day implementation of safety, industrial health, ergonomic and wellness programs, such as Blood Borne Pathogen, Near Miss, Hearing Conservation and Testing, Safety Glasses, Safety Committee Meetings, Safety Audits, and Noise Monitoring.
  • Ensures site compliance with federal state, local, and company policies (OSHA, DOT, EPA, etc). Ensure compliance with FMLA and ADA regulations.
  • Ensure an effective occupational safety and health programs are maintained with external support from health care providers, insurers, community health and regulatory agencies. Maintains OSHA 300 Log, Incident Rate reporting, Safety Index and AIRS web databases.
  • Manages Physical Capacity Profile assessments and initiates testing.
  • Administration of the site’s Workers Compensation program.
  • Provide case management for occupational injuries, and integrated disability management as the liaison between associates, department managers, health care providers, and insurers to minimize worker’s compensation/disability costs and lost-work time.
  • Minimize absenteeism and health care costs by on-site provision of professional care for minor illnesses and injuries. 
  • Determines appropriateness of any restricted duty requests. Provides guidance on ergonomic issues related to workplace and workstations.
  • Ensure employment-related medical screenings and procedures are effective and compliant.
  • Handles Personally-identifiable Health Information (PHI) in communicating with medical providers and adjudicators.
  • Leads site-wide pandemic response.
  • Perform phlebotomy.
  • Perform respiratory fit-testing.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Safety culture, policies and practices that ensure an increasingly safe work environment for all associates.
  • Measurable improvement in safety performance on both incident rates and other measures.
  • Site compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate regulations
  • Financially effective management of Workers Compensation cases.

Minimum Education. Licensing, Certification Requirements:  

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) required, or higher preferred.
  • Associate’s Degree required (nursing: registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, licensed in Nebraska).
  • Bachelor’s in Nursing preferred.
  • Certification: Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN), preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • 1-3 years’ experience providing nursing treatment, prefer in an occupational setting. 

Primary Work Location

USA NE - Columbus (East)

Additional Locations

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