Construction Safety Coordinator will be responsible for the management and/or supervision of activities that are created to reduce the risk of accidents within the workplace.
You will be working closely with supervisors, top management and employees within the organization to develop policies that ensure the safety of workers at all times.
These policies clearly describe what is expected of every individual within the company as regards to safety. These may include safety reporting and documentation procedures, primary safety rules, and accident inquiry/investigation methods.
Your role will involve carrying out safety checks and inspections within the workplace so as to identify situations that are unsafe and/or hazardous in nature and take action or recommend corrective measures to be taken so as to avoid accidents.
Safety inspections will help the company to find out whether employees are actually up to speed with safety measures or whether such employees need further training(s) on safety.
Coordinators responsible for our organization’s safety will make sure that all forms of safety-related reports like training records, accident reports, and any other relevant workplace reports are well-documented. As well conduct safety trainings.
As a Construction Safety Coordinator you will be in charge of the establishment of safety policies that will ensure the safety of workers within a workplace or organization.
- Monitor safety standards in accordance with all applicable Local, State and Federal regulations, including (OSHA, DOT/FMCSA)
- Coordinate safety related activities, including the tracking and reporting of safety performance to management
- Provide and conduct training though safety materials, coaching and mentoring as directed
- Ensure all State and Federal Postings are on all job sites
- Ensure each job site has all First Aid supplies
- Ensure all job sites have clean water and shade for employees
- Aid injured employee to treatment
- Inspect tools, machines and equipment for accident prevention, including required safety devices and procedures
- Observe workers and evaluate job activities to determine use of prescribed safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, goggles, respirators, fall protection, lanyards, protective boot covers, clothing, and other equipment
- Identify and evaluate detrimental working conditions and makes adjustments to safeguard employee health
- Inspect specified areas for fire prevention equipment and other safety and first aid supplies
- Investigate causes of accidents to identify preventative safety measures for incorporation into the safety program
- Maintain programs and record keeping systems that track and evaluate personnel injuries.
- Conduct audits, accident investigations, and site inspections of operational procedures, facility design, equipment, and materials
- Assist with testing and servicing safety equipment and systems
- Demonstrate use of safety equipment
- Inspect job site MSDS books and insure that they are current and at each job site
- Purchase PPE safety equipment as needed
- Attend training seminars to comply with insurance company requirement
- Conduct safety orientation for new hires
- Obtain all new hire information and explain employee handbook
Knowledge, Skills, And Experience
- Excellent knowledge of Fall Protection standards, DOT regulations, Construction Safety Orders, etc.
- Ability to instruct front line supervisors in the safety related details of the work they perform (by enforcement) to improve safety performance
- Extensive knowledge of OSHA, and other state and federal agency guidelines.
- Ability to teach, mentor, lead and maintain confidentiality.
- Strong MS Office products (Word, Excel, etc.) skills
- Ability to work in high production environment and respond quickly/effectively under pressure and deadlines.
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to make independent judgments concerning the general safety of our work, facilitation/implementation of safety related corrections, and the management of company programs/policies
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 is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and must have the ability to climb stairs and ladders in a construction/ plant environment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds from floor to waist. Adequate hearing, with or without a hearing aid. Ability to distinguish colors. Subject to outside working conditions.
Additional Requirements, Preferences, And Skills
- CPR/First Aid certificates preferred
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
- Availability for frequent travel
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Paid time off
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