Safety Specialist Madison area, WI
Founded in 1923, Company is a privately held infrastructure construction, design, and engineering contractor with a rich history of connecting the world’s strongest utility infrastructure networks. It operates in more than 80 cities worldwide and employs only the industry’s top workers who pride themselves on connecting with customers and helping them connect with the world.
Using our proven Connected Infrastructure Model™, we connect all fundamental parts and processes of successful infrastructure construction. From installing the nation’s first Community Access Television (CATV) system to constructing the Keystone Pipeline to restoring power after some of the country’s worst natural disasters and everything in between, our people have the experience and the technical skills to complete any project within the power, oil & gas pipeline, gas distribution, and communications markets.
As a top-10 ranked specialty contractor by Engineering News Record, we have successfully designed and constructed millions of miles of safe, reliable, and world-class infrastructure for our utility, commercial and government customers – and we look forward to partnering with you soon.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
For nearly 100 years, we’ve connected talented people with rewarding and meaningful career opportunities in construction, design and engineering, project management, and maintenance services. As a privately held company, we treat our employees like family. It’s our culture. But don’t take it from us; take it from our many employees who choose to stay with us for their entire careers. Day in and day out, our employees pride themselves on connecting with customers and helping our customers connect with the world.
We’re committed to our employee family and helping them achieve continuous personal improvement in a collaborative atmosphere with ample training and development opportunities.
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY:
The Safety Professional serves in a dual role; where the initial objective is to operate in a consultative capacity, by providing expert support, guidance, and motivation to operations management and employees at all levels. In addition, along with management, the Safety Professional is expected to be a “hands on” partner in delivering various safety initiatives and programs specifically to develop a safety culture supporting the goal and daily mission that “Nobody Gets Hurt” in the course of any work performed by Company.
To provide operations management with effective safety coaching, counseling and advice, ensuring operations management delivers a safe and efficient work environment for all employees, customers and the public (COACHING and CONSULTING).
Provide specific safety training, education and related programs for operations management to use and implement in the course of completing work (EDUCATION, TRAINING and PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT).
Acts as a “safety” motivator for management and employees alike, ensuring safety remains an active part of the work and the culture (MOTIVATION).
Provides “safety” subject matter expertise, ensuring the most relevant and effective safety practices are used and implemented in the course of delivering work (SAFETY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT).
Provide support to the project by maintaining a visible presence in the field performing site visits to all jobs and/or the entire project.
Regularly review and be familiar with all applicable legislation and applicable standards to ensure compliance.
Inform the project management team and supervision of any new or conflictive legislative matters that could impact the project.
Develop and periodically review Site Specific Safety Plans (SSSPs) for the project/program to ensure a safe work environment for all company employees, contractors, visitors and community.
Provide direction, support and resource to all site managers, supervisors, foremen and safety advisors.
Ensure that all incidents are reported immediately.
Participate and assist the supervisors, foreman and safety advisors in the investigation of incidents to determine root cause, and corrective actions where necessary.
Ensure incident corrective actions are followed up on and completed.
Ensure injured workers are offered modified duties and documentation has been completed. Monitor and follow up on modified workers in the field.
Verifying field staff training and competencies; consult the project management team, Safety Manager and Regional Safety Manager for compliance and action plan.
Review safety obligations of the clients and ensure they are carried out as per the terms of the agreement, and communicated to the Project Manager, Supervisors, Foreman and Safety Advisors.
Ensure new hires are orientated, and all required documentation is completed accurately and forwarded to the head office.
Ensure safety boards with postings including but not limited to: Health and safety policy, inspection and audit results, project hazard assessment, location of first aid, etc. are maintained and current.
Ensure that the following material is available and on site, HS&E Manual, the applicable provincial legislation and regulations, site safety inspection forms, observation forms, tailboards and log books, fall protection plans, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in an Occupational Safety and Health discipline (e.g. OS&H Management, Construction, Human Factors or another applicable technical field or equivalent and relevant professional safety experience.
Professional Certifications (CHST, CUSP) preferred. Experience using Word, Excel, Power Point required. Share Point preferred.
A minimum of 3-5 years experience in Safety and Occupational Health disciplines. Professional certifications will be considered for purposes of substituting for experience requirements.
Experience in the Construction industry - Utility industry, Power Distribution, Transmission and Sub-station preferred.
Knowledge in applicable ANSI, EPA, DOT and OSHA Standards (29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1926), and other applicable standards. Certified Instructor in (i.e., CPR, First Aid, OSHA outreach programs, etc.).
Trainer in OSHA ET&D 10-Hour and 20 Hour Leadership courses preferred.
The ability to demonstrate the application of risk assessment to company operations and activities.
Ability to travel 40% of the time and work some weekends.
Current valid driver’s license with a good record over the past 3 years required.
Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.