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Senior Safety Specialist - South Austin

Austin, Texas, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Responsible for the implementation of company environmental, health and safety programs and procedures for all business units and facilities within the Management Area that complies with company policies and industry regulatory requirements including reporting. Ensure conformance to applicable federal, state, local standards related to environmental compliance and occupational health and safety (i.e. OSHA, EPA, DEP, DOT, NFPA, ANSI, etc.). Responsible for accident data compilation, abatement, record keeping, safety communication and awareness, and audits of field system(s).

Effectively communicate safety and compliance messages to all levels; provide technical support to front-line leadership on matters related to occupational safety, environmental compliance, and loss prevention

Assist in EHS related training as necessary or related; coordinate training plans with managers and supervisors

Conduct system audits to continuously improve the safety program working closely with cross-functional teams

Investigate incidents and non-compliance events to determine contributing factors/trends and recommend remedial action to prevent reoccurrence

Collect and interpret injury data to identify trends and/or causal factors, such as system failure, human error, incomplete or faulty decision-making, or a weakness in existing policies or practices or regulations

Assist with the collection and submission of data required to satisfy environmental permit and reporting requirements (i.e. Air Permit reports, Tier II, HMBP, etc.)

Liaise with regulatory agencies on matters related to reporting and/or investigating compliance concerns

Participate in and/or facilitate safety committee meetings as needed

Analyze the work environment to identify needs and propose safety policies and procedures in conjunction with HR and company policies, federal, state and local rules and regulations

Assist in developing programs designed to control, eliminate, and prevent occupational disease and/or injury caused by physical, chemical, biological agents or ergonomic factors

Support the Mgr, Safety in keeping management abreast of current safety performance, potential hazards, serious incidents, regulatory inquires and changes to guidelines affecting safety policies and procedures

Work with Training to identify needs for refresher and re-training sessions

Maintain safety records and other related documentation for designated area of responsibility

Adhere to industry specific, local, state and federal regulations as applicable

Know, understand, promote and follow company policy

Monitor safety training programs; ex: unsatisfactory trending results

Coordinate safety events, evaluations, program deployment, and other related activities

Provide work direction and mentoring to other EHS staff members

Perform other duties as requested by supervisor

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, and suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
Ability to use personal computer and software applications
Ability to work independently
Intermediate knowledge of company products and services
Intermediate knowledge of fire prevention programs
Strong knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT regulations
Intermediate knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for safety management
Strong knowledge of safety auditing, accident investigation and reporting
Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations
Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices
Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 32 ft. high and 90 pounds)
Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as needed
Ability to utilize photography equipment
Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts
Knowledge of Field Operations and Field Engineering job duties

Associate's degree in Safety, Environmental Health or related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Human Resources/Safety or Technical Training experience 5
OSHA programs/policies experience including audits and accident investigation

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Analytical and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of company products and services
Previous participation on a safety committee

Certifications and/or Licenses
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training (CSM, OHST, CUSP, OSHA (501) certifications, or equivalent)
Valid driver's licenses with satisfactory driving record within Company required standards

Office environment
Field exposure
Frequent/extended travel = 75% (25% overnight)
Exposure to moderate noise levels
Work and travel in inclement weather
Work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements and/or crawlspaces
Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning solutions
Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night
Work performed near power lines and electricity
Work performed at various heights above ground on utility poles ESE305 300670 300670BR
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