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Health & Safety Specialist SME

West Union, SC 29696

Posted: 08/17/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Job Number: 487110 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Responsibilities:
  • This position provides health and safety consultation as a subject matter expert in one or more specific areas of technical expertise (i.e. fall protection, asbestos, hazardous energy).
  • The position is considered a subject matter expert and performs duties that ensure the project adherence to health and safety laws, regulations, and policies.
  • This position also investigates and solves health and safety issues and concerns and provides guidance and support to project health & safety professionals.

  • Specific knowledge may be required in the following areas:

    Behavioral safety, construction safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, fire protection, injury management, public safety, and various technical subspecialties, such as root cause analysis, etc.

  • This position documents observations on project adherence to health and safety laws, regulations, and policies
  • This position performs data analysis on project safety observations and makes recommendations to prevent new or recurring accidents.
  • This position reviews proposed and existing health & safety standards, regulations, and guidelines to understand the impact on the project.
  • This position understands health and safety laws and regulations, industry best practices and how they may impact project operations.
  • With guidance this position provides support to ensure that project operations are in compliance with federal, state and local health and safety laws and regulations as well as corporate policies and procedures.
  • This position Actively observes and then coaches project team (internal and external) to meet health and safety laws, regulations, and policies
  • Wanted Qualifications:
  • OSHA 510 Certification
  • Concept knowledge of H&S regulatory compliance requirements, scientific practices, quality assurance principles, and auditing principles.
  • General technical skills in H&S areas.
  • Experience in supporting H&S compliance at multiple facilities within multiple regulatory jurisdictions.
  • Understands systems and processes needed to comply with health and safety laws and regulations, corporate policies, goals, and targets.
  • Demonstrated understanding of stringent environmental requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of safety culture.
  • Experience at a power generation facility.
  • Experience at hydro plant.
  • Very good communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills with a customer-oriented focus.
  • Track record of proactive approach to developing creative solutions to problems.
  • Team player who has worked with others from diverse groups to achieve a common goal or objective.
  • Time management skills to provide appropriate attention to multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities.

Description:
  • This position serves as an Owner representative, who is responsible for basic technical work in a wide range of health and safety disciplines to achieve compliance with the organization' s H and S standards and with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
  • Works under general supervision and often self-directed.
  • Monitors and observes work activity and provides technical and intervention direction to enable the prevention and control of H&S incidents and hazards.
  • Recommends improvements in basic processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment, to minimize the hazard potential. Maintains current knowledge of specific requirements imposed by governmental agencies and internal programs, procedures and processes.
  • May provide technical guidance to less experienced personnel working on environmental, health or safety programs.
  • Tenaciously assist work teams and vendors in resolving concerns and compliance deficiencies.
  • Know the respective H and S contractual requirements to ensure full understanding of expectations.
  • Ensure a safe work environment is maintained through the identification and correction of H and S-related hazards and risks.
  • Perform daily / routine field observations to identify unsafe conditions and at-risk behaviors, and environmental issues.
  • If applicable, interface with site Health & Safety professionals to integrate and discuss H and S issues and resolve related questions.
  • Interface with contractor safety representatives, site H and S professionals and project/contract manager(s) to correct deficiencies and resolve issues.
  • Attend and participate in project/outage meetings and Safety/Environmental Steering Team (SEST) meetings, Pre-Job Briefings and any other meetings required by the Outage/ Project manager to communicate concerns and trends, as directed. Perform incident trend analysis and develop safety/health improvement initiatives.
  • Administer and facilitate enforcement of safety initiatives.
  • Ensure communication delivery to project/ outage work teams by following up with the outage/ project manager and appropriate personnel.
  • Site safety inspections shall also include observations for environmental issues such as container labeling/control, potential refueling spills, hazardous materials, etc.
  • Note: if unsure of an environmental issue, contact the site environmental coordinator who will investigate the environmental issue(s). Provide routine updates of H and S issues to the site H and S contacts and copy the Outage / Project Manager.
  • Participate in incident investigations as necessary.
  • Assist with or provide training to contractors as needed for various health and safety topics including site orientation. Assist with improving outage/ project safety/ health, and help provide a safe work environment for all employees
  • Primarily monitor safety/ health in all phases of project.
  • Communicate with all project/ outage employees, regarding job safety/ health and where applicable, environmental compliance.
  • Notify appropriate project lead personnel to facilitate correction of any deficiencies in a timely manner.
  • Report all findings to the respective contracting firm management, site H and S/ EHS contacts, and copy the Outage/ Project manager.
  • Have a working knowledge of basic environmental requirements to identify non-compliance issues. Report H&S contractor incidents to Outage/ Project Manager, and site H and S/ EHS contacts. Immediately notify the Outage/ Project Manager, and site H and S/ EHS contacts of incidents of potential asbestos, or lead-containing materials encountered by employees
  • Maintain a log of identified H and S/ EHS issues and resolutions.
  • Document observed unsafe behavior or conditions (and safe behavior).
  • This is the required personal protective equipment for the job: Hard hat, ANSI-approved safety glasses, with side shields, ANSI-approved protective footwear (should be boots with a 3/4 upper or shaft and can be steel or composite toes).
  • +15 years discipline experience and unique SME skills.
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