Safety and Loss Control Trainee

Encova Insurance - Charleston, WV

Full-timeEstimated: $54,000 - $69,000 a year
This role will initially work in the Charleston, WV office for a training period anticipated up to six months. Temporary housing will be provided during this time period. Ultimate work locations are projected to include Pennsylvania or Wisconsin.

The Safety and Loss Control Traine e conducts loss analysis and research prior to conducting on-site occupational safety and loss prevention surveys to assess the policyholder’s safety efforts and to detect occupational safety hazards to employees. The Safety and Loss Control Trainee prepares and submits reports of findings to management, and makes recommendations to management. This position also participates in management training programs; researches literature, laws, standards and technical developments in the field of safety and loss control, and provides the Underwriting Department with risk assessments in support of underwriting determinations.

The Safety and Loss Control Trainee works with oversight from a Safety and Loss Control Consultant and appropriate manager. The Trainee works with smaller accounts with less complex safety and loss control issues, gradually moving to more complex accounts as experience warrants. The Trainee will have exposure to all aspects of loss control regarding all property and casualty coverages written by Encova Insurance:
  • General and Products Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Property
  • Auto/Fleet
  • Risk Improvement
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in safety, industrial hygiene, or risk management required.
  • Master’s degree in Safety or Industrial Hygiene from an accredited college or university preferred.
The items listed are essential functions of the position unless otherwise stated

Position Responsibilities:
1. Consults with policyholders to improve safety and loss control programs and performance leading to a safer and healthier workplace.
2. Maintains a positive working relationship with employers and employees.
3. Provides underwriters with information concerning the level of safety and loss control.
4. Evaluates policyholder safety programs and work sites for hazardous conditions.
5. Researches literature, standards, laws, and rules to provide policyholders with effective solutions.
6. Develops cost effective methods to correct hazardous conditions.
7. Analyzes loss information to determine accident trends and provide employers with effective solutions.
8. For new accounts, provides underwriting with accurate and timely reports on the hazards and the effectiveness of controls and the willingness of the policyholder to comply with recommendations to control hazards.
9. Keeps underwriting apprised of any changes in hazards or exposures through copies of reports to policyholders and special reports to underwriting.
10. Responds to requests from policyholders, underwriters, and other agencies in a timely fashion regarding safety issues.
11. Communicates ideas and issues with policyholder to reach successful agreement on solutions and recommendations, using innovation, creativity, and compromise.
12. Nonessential function: other duties as assigned.

Skill Requirements:
Ability to learn and utilize core elements of occupational safety and industrial hygiene, including but not limited to the following:
Knowledge of effective safety and loss control program management.
Knowledge of risk management as it relates to safety and industrial hygiene as an overall function of business in planning, leading, and directing its operations. Knowledge of workers' compensation laws, policies and rules, as well as understanding of the principles of insurance and risk management.
Basic understanding of guaranteed cost, deductibles, retrospective rating plans and the impact of accident prevention on each plan.
Knowledge of basic business financial principles to analyze cost effectiveness and return on investment of recommended solutions to hazards and exposures.
Knowledge of OSHA, MSHA, DOT and NFPA standards.
Ability to make sound judgments and work independently
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employers, policyholders, regulatory agencies, and labor communities.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to compile, analyze, and report on findings.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Must hold a valid driver’s license.

Ready to join our team?
At Encova Insurance, we firmly believe that our associates drive our company’s success by delivering unrivaled service to our customers. With success in mind, we make an ongoing effort to provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.

Join us to discover a work experience where your diverse ideas will be met with enthusiasm – where you can learn and grow to your fullest potential.

What you can expect from us
Join our family of industry leaders, and let us reward you with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package that includes but is not limited to: a 401(k), wellness programs, bonus incentive plans and flexible schedules, with an early close of the office every Friday. Additionally, Motorists and BrickStreet aspire to be outstanding corporate citizens in all the markets we serve; we encourage and support associate participation in community initiatives through the Motorists Insurance Group Foundation.

Encova Insurance is an EOE/E-Verify employer.