Summary/Objective The Field Safety Advisor administers the safety programs and policies and serves as safety advisor, ensuring safety compliance by the project teams and all employees and subcontractors working at the project jobsites.
Essential Functions 1. Support all safety efforts on the jobsites and promote Iron Woman’s safety culture
- Make recommendations concerning the modification, improvement, or removal of any company equipment, facilities, or machinery that is hazardous to employee safety or health
- Ensure contractor activities are preplanned for safety through scope review, preconstruction meetings, JSA review, etc.
- Ensure contractor compliance to Iron Woman’s safety plan including but not limited to, safety submittals, training and equipment inspection and other documentation (i.e., Substance abuse testing records, etc.)
- Ensure project teams perform Safety inspections per company policy
- Ensue safety Motivational programs are understood and are being implemented
- Provide safety training to project teams on Iron Woman, client and OSHA requirements
- Investigate all accidents and complete all paperwork required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or state regulations
- Ensure all safety related documentation is completed
- Ensure contractors meet Iron Woman’s safety expectations
- Alert managers and employees to the hazards of working with trenches, equipment, and any other hazardous substances in the company workplace
- Coach project teams in effective hazard identification and correction of issues
- Provide field leadership for safety in the organization; work to control and eliminate hazards of the working environment; support field crews in all aspects of safety, employee engagement in safety; and support the safety goals and objectives of the Company.
- Trains field personnel in OSHA and company policies and procedures.
- Aids in new employee orientation and training programs for field employees.
- Participates with project management and field crews in pre-planning job site safety activities.
- Enforces safety policies to include advising on and facilitating employee disciplinary actions as warranted.
- Conducts and documents site safety inspections to ensure compliance with safety and health programs; identify unsafe working conditions; initiates corrective actions; completes detailed safety audit reports and distributes to appropriate parties.
- Conducts timely incident investigations and RCA (root cause accident) investigations as needed; files all appropriate reports and communicates with management as needed.
- Maintains a working knowledge of the latest developments in construction industry safety field; develops safety training/education programs and implements those programs in a comprehensive and professional manner; documents training and education programs per Iron Woman requirements.
- Performs additional assignments as needed.
- Working knowledge of construction safety principles, techniques and methods
- Practical knowledge of OSHA laws, regulations and policies
- Capable of identifying known potential exposures and recommending corrective action
- Computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
Required Education and Experience
- Construction Health and Safety Technician credential. Bachelor’s degree is preferable
- 3 years of construction safety management experience (preferably in underground construction)
- Or equivalent combination of education and experience
- CPR/First Aid/AED Trainer
- OSHA 10/30 Construction Trainer-desired but not mandatory
- Working knowledge and ability to enforce all federal, state, local and Company safety regulations. Knowledge on OSHA 1926 Subpart P desired.
- Ability to recognize unsafe or hazardous working conditions and implement corrective measures as necessary
- Strong interpersonal and group presentation skills
- Bi-lingual (Spanish) is highly preferred.
Description of physical working environment
- 80% field construction site work and 20% office environment; performs safety related tasks in all weather conditions.
- When in the office, regularly works from a sitting position with a computer. Repetitive typing and computer use required. Regular bending, twisting, and light lifting is common.
- Ability to climb up and down ladders and steps, work on uneven ground, muddy/slippery and icy conditions
- Drive short, medium, and long distances.
- Travel to remote areas with overnight stays required.
- Extended or non-standard hours as required.
Job Type: Full-time