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Field Safety Manager

Company: Dragados
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

To manage safety and risk associated with construction projects. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, county and local safety related regulations. In a proactive manner, plans, and manages the projects safety programs to ensure a safe, healthy and accident-free work environment.
Site Specific Safety Plan (SSSP)
In partnership with job site supervision, plan, lead and participate in job site safety meetings. Train, educate and ensure job site supervisors are capable of running safety meetings on their own.
Develop and ensure safe equipment operating techniques. Periodically check all machines and equipment to make sure they are in good condition.
Inspect, update and provide all safety and Labor and Industry posters for each job site and office.
Participate in pre-job safety meetings with subcontractors. Review all applicable documentation for completeness to ensure subcontractor can adequately execute their scope of work safely.
Follow up with subcontractor representatives to ensure proper disciplinary procedures are followed. Serves as principal source of information on health and safety issues to hold subcontractor accountable to submitted safety and quality programs.
Implement, inspect and maintain job site and office MSDS manuals. Train employees in MSDS procedures.
Provide and ensure compliance with information, signs, posters, barriers and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
Work with injured workers to facilitate early return to full duty work responsibilities and to provide meaningful light duty transitional work opportunities.
Inspect organization facilities and job sites to detect existing potential accident and health hazards. Determine corrective or preventative measures, where indicated, assign responsibility and follow up to ensure the corrective measures have been implemented.
Conduct periodic safety inspections on all job sites to ensure safety procedures are in place.
Prepare study and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies. Make recommendations to resolve any deficiencies.
Train employees in proper procedures and conduct periodic emergency evacuation drills to ensure planning is effective in practice. Employees should know the placement of all fire extinguishers and first aid kits.
Provide recommendations and assistance to Project Managers and Superintendents, with respect to job site hazards, employee training, new/safe equipment operation and safe material or substance utilization.
Ensure compliance with corporate worker's compensation program including working with internal personnel and third party administrators/legal counsel, to effectively investigate and resolve claims in an expeditious and cost effective manner.
Maintain a proactive medical assistance program and fitness for duty process with local Occupational Medical clinics.
Perform and oversee investigation of accidents, injuries and unsafe working conditions to include interfacing with workers compensation claims and communication with injured workers and the return to work strategies. Cooperate in the preparation of material and evidence for organizational use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations. Provide recommendations for remedial action.
Remain current on federal, state, county and local safety regulations. Keep management advised of new or revised regulations and their projected impact.
Plan and implement programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, safe equipment operating techniques and fire prevention for job sites and office.
Maintain training records in the employee files.
Ensure new employees receive safety instructions prior to beginning work. Emphasize any specific site hazards and thoroughly explain all applicable precautions.
Provide training and education to all levels of staff, as required, by Federal and State safety regulations.
Accept and review all Subcontractor job specific Safety Programs. Follow up on implementation and procedures as required.
Review new Subcontractor pre-qualification documentation to ensure they have an acceptable safety record and communicate with the appropriate team members of their acceptance or rejection.
Ensure all subcontractors are aware of and meet general safety conditions and/or environmental requirements that may apply at all job sites.
Manage risk management, safety policies and procedures in compliance with all federal, state, county and local rules and regulations, including MSDS requirements, for both field and office operations, to maximize a safe working environment.
Manage hazardous materials control program, review samples and test for hazardous materials prior to the start of demolition on all projects.
Formal Education & Certification
Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, safety management, environmental science, occupational health, basic or applied science or any other related field.
Knowledge & Experience
At least five (5) years of direct safety experience in the construction industry.
Capable and willing to work at extreme heights for extended periods of time.
Knowledge of OSHA, DOSH, ANSI, NFPA, EPA and Workers Compensation regulations.
Personal Attributes
Able to perform duties independently.
Ability to deal with situations involving sensitive and confidential company issues.
Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, job site personnel, regulatory agencies and/or public groups.
Highly self-motivated and directed with strong attention to detail.
Able to organize work, engage in variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.
Exercise creative, innovative and effective problem solving.
Review/follow up to ensure optimum results.
Work Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee may often be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and some risk of electrical shock. The noise level at the job site work environment may be very loud.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Work performed in a general office environment and at project sites during all seasons. Regularly requires overtime hours and travel. Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.
Requires periodic participation in, and attendance at, company events and meetings.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Dragados, Corpus Christi , Field Safety Manager, Executive , Corpus Christi, Texas

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