POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and healthy working, business, and community environment for Bay West employees and other business stakeholders, while complying with federal, state, environmental, and occupational health and safety regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Manages Bay West's training program, including tracking all employees' progress, enrolling employees in classes, coordinating training providers, setting up classes for in-house training, and conducting training. * Conducts Health and Safety Orientation for new employees. * Reviews and approves Site Specific Health and Safety Plans (SSHPs), Activity Hazards Analysis (AHAs), and Accident Prevention Plans (APPs). * Writes and develops new written programs or standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance. Communicates and provides training for new written programs or SOPs * Updates and maintains existing written programs, SOPs, and Corporate Health & Safety Manual. * Provides internal consultation to management team, group managers, team leaders, project managers, site supervisors, site safety and health officers, and employees with respect to project- or site-specific EHS concerns, challenges, or issues as they arise. * Oversees the inspection and maintenance of life safety equipment associated with respiratory protection (SCBAs, SARs), air monitoring equipment (combustible gas indicators, photoionization detectors, flame ionization detectors, Drager pumps and tubes), fall protection (harnesses, lanyard, and self-retracting lifelines), confined space non-entry rescue (tripods and winches), thermal stress supplies, first aid kits, topical skin kits, AEDs, and fire extinguishers. * Ensures DOT-FMCSA program is compliant by maintaining complete Driver Qualification files and conducting annual driving record checks. * Ensures DOT-PHMSA program is compliant by conducting previous employer inquiries for employees that are part of emergency response teams. * Reviews and approves subcontractor pre-qualification safety packets for companies that subcontract with Bay West. * Continuously updates third-party contractor databases and prequalification for clients (ISNetWorld, PICs, Browz, Avetta, NDSC, etc.). * Chair of Bay West's Safety Committee Creates agenda, holds bimonthly (every two) meetings, and posts/distributes the minutes, track action items for completion. * Investigates incidents and unsafe working conditions, studies possible causes, recommends remedial action, and reports them to Management. Formulates into a lessons learned bulletin for all employees to review. Identifies where controls need to be implemented to reduce or eliminate hazards and advise if a new program or practice is required. Tracks incident reports to closure. * Maintains OSHA 300 Recordkeeping, Federal EM 385-1-1 Incident Reporting, and First Report of Injury for Workers' Compensation. Files work-related injury claims to Bay West insurance agency. * Manage EHS budget and procurement prioritize compliance versus best practice with close coordination with CFO. * Analyzes work environments and design programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, radiological, and biological agents or ergonomic factors that involve the impact of equipment design on a worker's comfort or fatigue. * Ensure compliance with federal and state environmental/occupational health and safely regulations by completing required reports, posting notifications, maintaining records, applying for permits, implementing controls, and developing and implementing practices and programs as needed for OSHA, EPA, and DOT (list to not be interpreted as all inclusive). * Determines medical exam and drug testing requirements based on employee job functions and contractual obligations. Serves as a back-up to Human Resources for medical exam compliance and drug & alcohol testing. * Complete essential paperwork i.e., time cards, utilization and daily reports in a timely and proper manner. * Actively recruit new employees, pursue new business/customer development opportunities, and work with existing customers to maximize current and future sales opportunities. * Resolve conflicts appropriately, accept responsibility for decision making, follow through on all commitments, and utilize internal and external resources appropriately. * Communicate effectively with internal and external customers, both orally and in writing, in a courteous and professional manner of observed or perceived health, safety, or other work environment conditions. * Comply with all safety, employee, and HR policies, procedures, and practices.
* Bachelor's degree in related field * Certified Safety Professional (CSP) * 10+ years of industrial-, construction-safety, or related experience * 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER * Possess a valid driver's license * Possess or have 24-hour access to reliable means of transportation
* Master's degree in health & safety related field * Certified Industrial Hygienist * Previous experience with federal government projects, specifically United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering Manual (EM) 385-1-1 * Previous project management experience * Previous environmental consulting experience
Essential physical & intellectual requirements:
* Must be able to organize and prioritize multiple projects with multiple sub-tasks simultaneously on a daily basis. * Occasional standing and walking for periods of 4 to 8 hours. * Routinely communicates both orally and in writing, and demonstrate ability to write technical reports, proposals, and bid documents, and to speak effectively before groups of customers and coworkers. * Routinely reads, interprets, and analyzes specialized business and technical journals, financial reports and regulations. * Regularly solves practical problems and deals with a variety of variables, and interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. * Frequent reaching, grasping, and handling of items, and visually and aurally perceiving attributes of objects and materials on a regular basis without restrictions. * While protected by appropriate personal protection equipment there may be on occasion to work in non-hazardous and hazardous work environments including contaminated air, soil, dust, fumes, smoke, and other toxins. * Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
* Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel, including overnights
Annual Training Requirements (completed within first 6-months):
* Confined Space Training 8 Hour * Fall Protection Competent Person Training * Respirator Fit Testing (train-the-trainer)