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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Workplace Safety section is responsible for promoting safe and healthy workplaces in Texas. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to protect workers against unsafe working conditions, and encourage correction of hazardous working conditions in Texas workplaces. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency.

Important notice: Read before you apply

Veterans’ preference:

To receive veterans’ preference, applicants must provide at least one of the following documents with their State of Texas Application:

  • a copy of the DD 214, member #4;
  • a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or
  • a copy of the DD 1300.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to one of the following: 06, OAP14, EO, 87GO

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InspectorsandInvestigators.pdf

Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

Current opportunity: Accident Prevention Services Safety Inspector

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

This position, with the Safety Training and Inspections Program, oversees and conducts inspections of the accident prevention services provided by insurance companies that write workers’ compensation insurance in Texas. Accident Prevention Services safety inspectors enjoy a rewarding career by helping to ensure that Texas employers receive safety and health services from their workers’ compensation insurance companies as required by law and administrative regulations, identify and provide recommendations to correct occupational safety and health hazards, and assist in reducing work-related injuries and illnesses. Accident Prevention Services safety inspectors receive ongoing professional development and training, work regular hours with flexible schedules, and hone their occupational safety and health skills by working with insurance companies and employers in a variety of industries each day.


The Accident Prevention Services Safety Inspector:

  • oversees and conducts inspections of insurance company compliance with the Accident Prevention Services program laws (Texas Labor Code, Chapter 411, Subchapter E) and Division rules (28 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 166);
  • makes recommendations on violations noted during inspections and conducts follow up with insurance companies for assurance that standards are being met and corrective action is taken;
  • conducts in and out briefings to insurance companies on preliminary findings of inspections;
  • evaluates information reported by insurance companies to the division for adequacy;
  • conducts onsite and telephonic visits with policyholders to evaluate insurance company compliance with laws and rules, and to perform worksite program review and hazard assessments;
  • provides guidance and makes recommendations regarding safe work practices and hazard abatement to employers during and after onsite visits;
  • prepares related documentation, forms, reports, and correspondence;
  • assists with special projects; and
  • performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Education and experience relevant to position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


Additionally, this position requires:

  • one year of full-time experience in occupational health and safety or insurance industry loss control work.

Additionally, this position prefers:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in a field relative to assignment including occupational safety or health, accounting, or public administration; and,
  • occupational safety certification or designation, such as CSP, CIH, or OHST.

This position requires knowledge of:

  • Texas and federal occupational safety and health laws, codes and standards relating to employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers;
  • principles and methods of field safety inspection;
  • components of an effective occupational safety and health program;
  • basic rules of evidence; and
  • loss control business practices in the workers’ compensation insurance industry.

This position requires skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • conducting inspections of both physical worksites and records;
  • documenting inspection findings;
  • determining proper courses of action;
  • effective written and verbal communication with internal and external customers;
  • using instruments or tools necessary to perform inspections;
  • using common PC applications in a Windows environment, including word processing, email, Internet, spreadsheets, and database applications; and
  • operating a motor vehicle in a safe courteous manner in compliance with traffic laws.

This position requires the ability to:

  • prepare concise reports;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze data;
  • read, comprehend, interpret, and apply technical laws and regulations;
  • evaluate employer and insurance company safety and health programs for compliance and effectiveness and to make appropriate recommendations;
  • work professionally and cooperatively in a team environment;
  • travel to and from insurance company facilities and employer worksites in Texas; and
  • satisfy the conditions required to maintain fully-qualified driving status as applicable.

Position details

Opening date:06/11/2018
Functional title:Accident Prevention Services Safety Inspector
Classification title:Inspector VI
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application deadline:Until Filled
Pay group:B19
Monthly salary: $4,200.00
Annual salary:$50,400.00
Job posting number:18-272
Division:Division of Workers’ Compensation/Workplace Safety
Location:7551 Metro Center Drive, Austin, TX. 78744
Travel required:Up to 50 %

 

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Last updated: 6/11/2018