BAE Systems Occupational Safety Nurse in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Job Description

BAE Systems is hiring an Occupational Health Nurse to support the I&S Sector Occupational Health Program, Workers Compensation Administration and general safety, health and environment program. The selected individual will sit at the BAE Systems, Inc. site in either Fort Walton Beach, FL (preferred) or California, MD.

This individual will perform as the professional medical resource for the I&S Sector. This includes promoting workers safety, managing injuries and illnesses and return workers to their duties in a caring, and efficient manner within their professional scope of care.

  • Coordinates the filing of workers' compensation claims to include obtaining all required documents to be provided to the HR business partner and workers' compensation third party administrator.

  • Responsible for the complete implementation of applicable medical policy & procedure to include maintenance and preparation of new policy / procedures.

  • Lead efforts with engineering, operational, technical and warehouse management and supervisors in developing injury and illnesses prevention strategies. Preparation of injury trends with analysis, corporate reporting, and training assistance as required.

  • Maintains DOT Driver Qualification files.

  • Provides patient care to employees in emergency and urgent care situations. Associated medical treatment as assigned within the individual's scope of care.

  • Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices.

  • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as OSHA required topics, safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment.

  • Perform safety audits and inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.

  • Investigate industrial accidents, near-miss incidents, and occupational injuries to determine causes, install preventive measures, and manage return-to-work activities and Worker s Compensation Claims.

  • Provide technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees on safety initiatives and necessary changes.

  • Plans, develops, and implements safety and industrial hygiene programs to comply with corporate policies and procedures, federal, state, and local safety laws, regulations, codes, and rules.

  • Works with managers, employees, and leadership to ensure that corrective or preventive measures are taken.

  • Develops and updates applicable local portions of the business SHE Manual and other directives.

  • Plans and coordinates the utilization of safety and industrial hygiene consultants to promote safety consciousness and safe working practices.

  • Ensures that Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) record keeping and reporting requirements are met. Analyzes and interprets injury and accident data for monthly reports to management.

  • Recommends Safety and Health programs, policies, and/or procedural changes to enhance organizational effectiveness and/or ensure legal compliance.

  • Shares responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Occupational Health Nurse Specialist certification

  • State of employment License Practical / Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse and/or related clinical medical degree.

  • At least 5 years Occupational Safety Health & Environment (SHE) experience in general industry, maritime, or construction.

  • Have a mature ability to lead effectively and work as part of a comprehensive SHE Program team. Ability to maintain a professional attitude and defuse unsettled situations to create a safety and health culture of employee awareness.

  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills, and sufficient SHE and Risk Management experience, certifications and expertise to be able to evaluate, analyze, communicate, and discuss SHE issues effectively with Senior Management, safety support personnel, project technicians, and Customer Safety representatives.

  • Thorough familiarity with and understanding of Federal, State, and Municipal codes related to SHE requirements. Ability to interpret job safety requirements, based on bid specifications.

  • Possess extensive SHE experience, continuous learning agility, the ability to continuously innovate, and mature problem-solving skills.

  • Have advanced skill in handling multiple responsibilities, setting priorities, and managing tasks. Overseeing multiple safety initiatives simultaneously

  • Have demonstrated skill in working under time pressure.

  • Have significant experience in managing and contributing to a team matrix environment.

  • Be proficient in computer operation, word processing, and spreadsheet skills.

  • Possess superior organizational skills, be detail-oriented & accurate, and demonstrate advanced analytical skills.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Occupational Health Nurse Specialist certification

  • Industrial Hygiene

  • Occupational health background with emphasis in heavy industrial settings.

  • Certified OSHA Maritime Trainer

  • Certified OSHA General Industry Trainer

  • Working at Heights/Fall Protection Competent Person Instructor (ANSI Z-359 Standard)

  • Permit Required Confined Space Instructor

  • Respiratory Protection Program

  • AHA CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor

  • Powered Industrial Trucks Instructor

  • Environmental Management

  • HAZMAT Handling and Storage

  • HAZWASTE Disposal Requirements

  • Military operational or electronic/radio maintenance experience

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we dofrom intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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