Safety Specialist (title depends on experience)

Lanham, MD posted on January 23

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NOTE:  Position requires travel around business territory (MD/DC/VA), English/Spanish Bilingual, U.S. Citizenship

Reports to: Safety Manager

Job Summary

The Safety Specialist coordinates, implements and monitors all aspects of the company safety program at various project locations: s/he investigates accidents, injuries and near-misses; analyzes potential hazards and trains employees to prevent accidents, injuries and property damage; and, most importantly, provides technical safety guidance and coaching to employees with focus on OSHA compliance and other industry safety standards. The Safety Specialist continuously develops skills through educational classes and certification training on relevant safety topics.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Able to acts as competent person for Confined Space, Fall Protection and Sub-part P.
  • Promote company safety culture by being a safety resource to project teams; effectively communicate and partners with management and field staff to prevent/correct safety issues.
  • Generate training materials; present, facilitate and/or arrange training sessions; do site and office safety orientations; attend and/or facilitate job meetings as needed/directed; provide employees with training and certifications (when required) such as fall protection, rigging, equipment operations, confined space, silica, HazCom/GHS, etc.
  • Perform site inspections and written reports; generate corrective actions in partnership with field and safety management.
  • Coach employees responsible for pre-task analysis and tool box talks to ensure they are completed effectively.
  • Recommend measures to protect workers from potential hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Act as company’s representative during OSHA or other compliance inspections.
  • Perform impartial incident/accident review through gathering of statements, information, and photographic/video materials.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed.

Requirements 

  • High School Diploma, GED, or international equivalent (experience may be substituted for education) + at least 2 years of related experience in construction safety. Preferred: heavy civil construction experience + college degree in construction or safety management + 5 or more years of experience.
  • Familiar with MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet Explorer.
  • Valid Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record. Preferred: current/previous CDL-A.
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification.
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, ANSI (PREFERRED: DOT and EPA regulations, claims management).
  • Must be able gain access through background check government projects.
  • Completed OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry (PREFERRED: Instructor Certification for both Construction and General Industry).
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. (MUST: bilingual in Spanish/English).
  • U.S. Citizen (required for key federal projects).
  • Able to work non-traditional hours (evenings, weekends, overtime) as needed.
  • Able to walk, stand, bend, climb, crawl, stoop; be exposed to heights and tight/confined spaces; work in dusty areas; work in temperature extremes; be exposed to external elements (wind, rain, snow, etc.).
  • Able to work independently or in teams with limited supervision.
  • Able to pass pre-employment and other drug/alcohol tests as required. 

Wage

DOE

Experience

Any

Type

Full-time