Health & Safety Specialist

Huntersville, NC 28078

Posted: 05/13/2019 Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 35135

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 organizations H and S standards and with federal, state and local regulatory requirements. 
Monitors and observes work activity and provides technical and intervention direction to enable the prevention and control of H and 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
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 and S contractor incidents to Outage/ Project Manager, and site H and S/ EHS contacts. Immediately notify the Outage/ Project Manager, and site Hand 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)
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