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The Safety & Security Manager is responsible for developing and overseeing a robust safety program that incorporates planning, prevention, response, recovery, and related initiatives including training, practice drills, active monitoring of safety practices, and motivational tools to inspire employees to actively participate in and support high levels of compliance and cooperation. This position promotes the incorporation of an institutional culture of safety into all policies, procedures, meetings, planning efforts, and budgeting considerations in order to enhance safety and reduce the potential for accidents and incidents at the Birmingham Zoo, Inc. (BZI).
The Safety & Security Manager is impacted by hazardous exposures common to the industry. Some of the following exposures will occur daily:
Specific training and procedures will be provided, designed to maintain safety of people as the highest priority of the Zoo followed by the safety of the animal collection. The use and understanding of a variety of personal safety equipment is mandatory. The Safety & Security Manager bears overall responsibility for making sure that all staff members under their direction are trained on the proper use of safety equipment.
The Safety & Security Manager is responsible for keeping safety policies and procedures for the Zoo updated.
The Safety & Security Manager, as with any staff member of the Zoo, is required to be familiar with the Zoo’s overall safety policies as outlined in the staff handbook as well as being responsible for reporting any injury immediately to the first aid department, Manager on Duty (MOD), or Human Resources.
The Safety & Security Manager must be familiar with radio protocols and all animal safety protocols.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee should expect the following:
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Employment | Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Zoo, Inc.2630 Cahaba RoadBirmingham, AL 35223Phone: 205-879-0409
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