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Lead Safety Manager

Santa Clara, CA · Construction/Facilities
Contract Hire- Lead Safety Manager
6 Month Construction Project in Santa Clara CA
Begins September 2019
Compensation: $40-50/hr
M-F 40 hour work schedule
SUMMARY
Responsible for providing site safety support to electrical contractor on commercial construction project.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Supports the construction teams by actively engaging them in dialog about safety concerns and passionately working to find practical proactive solutions to create continuous safety improvement.
Interacts with GC, Subcontractors, Owners Representatives, and other contractors on behalf of Company to resolve safety challenges.
Performs jobsite safety audits.
Assists the construction teams in incident notification procedures and in conducting incident investigations to determine root cause and identify corrective actions.
Works with the Sr. Claims Specialist to manage workers compensation claims on the projects they are assigned to.
Develops and delivers safety training as needed for the projects.
Assists in the creation of JHA and AHA documentation.
Participates in the new hire orientation process to establish safety expectations for new employees.
Stays current with key changes in the legal and regulatory environment.
Fosters a positive safety culture by demonstrating active care and concern for the wellbeing of employees, and leads others by encouraging and exemplifying corporate safety expectations.
Maintains memberships in industry associations and actively participates in meetings to stay current on industry trends and leverage networking opportunities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Strong working knowledge of 29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1926, NFPA-70E.
10 or more years of experience in a safety and health role involved in construction projects.
CERTIFICATIONS
OSHA 500
COMPUTER SKILLS Proficient in software applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as other databases, systems and software programs that are commonly utilized in the field.
LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, regulatory standards, and legal documents. Ability to respond verbally or in writing, at a professional level, to common inquiries or complaints from customers, coworkers and/or regulatory agencies. Ability to communicate effectively telephonically or via email. Ability to effectively present information to company management, public groups, and/ or clients.
REASONING ABILITYAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
PERSONAL QUALITIES: A strong sense of urgency, flexibility, adaptability to constant change, attention to details, follow through, and an attitude of service, cooperation, quality and continuous improvement in work processes and output. Strong attention to detail, including regular follow up on action items. Team player with the ability to work in fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks and meeting deadlines. Able to recognize and adapt to people’s preferred communication styles to foster productive communication.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee may need to access different levels using ladders or scaffolds. Employee may need to climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus to see at varying distances and in a variety of light levels. Position may travel to construction job sites and must be able to safely navigate them. The employee will be required to wear various types of protective equipment: hard hat, safety glasses, safety-toe footwear, goggles, gloves, reflective vests, hearing protection, etc.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee will be exposed to both office and construction environments. These environments may range from quiet to extremely loud. These environments may be hot, cold, wet or dusty. The employee may need to work at height or underground. The employee may need to crouch or stoop to access portions of the site.
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