Job Duties And Responsibilities
Works as assigned by the HSE Manager to ensure the successful, safe completion of on-going or new marine or railroad construction projects. This is considered a Supervisory position without any direct reports.
The HSE Field Safety Technician will be required to:
- Works closely with Barge Foreman, Welders, Helpers, Laborers and other skilled craft persons to complete current projects in a safe and efficient manner.
- Communicate and coordinate daily with on-site Project Managers and Foremen.
- Monitor marine vessel/equipment and crew activities to ensure HSE and other company policies and requirements are enforced and associated task risks are mitigated.
- Perform job site and barge inspections. Inspection activities include, but are not limited to: internal processes/controls, general sanitation, and housekeeping.
- Champion an Incident and Injury Free (IIF) culture via direct involvement with project personnel. Assist in the development and implementation of site/client specific HSE policies for project sites.
- Lead daily safety meetings; provide training for routine and project specific tasks; including PPE requirements, CPR, 1st Aid/AED, Blood-Borne Pathogen, Confined Space Rescue, Hot-work permit, etc. Coordinate with Safety Manager to ensure annual training requirements do not lapse.
- Champion Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) for job sites and barges. Work with crew members to identify possible hazards, question personnel on safety procedures, verify PPE in-place, work to educate and encourage Incident and Injury Free mindset.
- Track required crew certifications including CPR, First Aid, Crane Operators, Maritime Certifications, etc. Coordinate training in advance of expirations to ensure a qualified crew.
- Assist Project Managers, Superintendents, Foremen, Crews with safety-related issues as they arise.
- Assist in facilitation of Random Drug Test program by notifying Foremen of selected individuals and providing accurate direction for timely completion.
- If Accident or Injury occurs: Escort persons involved to designated facility for medical treatment and ensure required Drug/Alcohol tests are performed per Company policy.
- Immediately report all accidents, incidents, near misses to management. Assist with documentation (incident reports, photos), investigations, root cause analysis, and lessons learned.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.
- Responsible and accountable for employee’s own personal safety, as well as the safety of all co-workers and any others the employee comes in contact with.
- Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or is observed. Brings problems to the attention of the foreman, safety director, or HR Manager.
- This position frequently requires long hours and weekend work; travel may be required; some out-of-town and overnight travel may be expected.
Education And Experience
High school diploma or equivalent, plus minimum of 5+ industry safety experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary HSE skills, knowledge and abilities is required. Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required. TWIC card required.
The employee must have/be able to:
- CSST (Construction Site Safety Technician) certification, highly preferred.
- COSS (Certified Occupational Safety Specialist), highly preferred.
- ASP (Associate Safety Professional) certification, highly preferred.
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience with OSHA, USACE, Coast Guard and EPA regulations.
- Completed 30-Hour OSHA Construction Industry Safety Course, required.
- Current CPR/FA/AED responder card issued by a nationally recognized organization, preferred.
- Practical experience/training in Lock-out/Tag-out, fall protection, and Competent Person (CP) confined space/entry requirements, concrete work, and atmospheric testing.
- Demonstrate knowledge of practices & materials involved in marine construction; knowledge of operation of various types of marine equipment and devices; basic knowledge of crane and rigging operations.
- Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors, including the ability to speak and understand English.
- Stress management/composure
- Ability to work independently, required.
The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable workplace accommodation.
The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to work or visit within areas where it is required. This includes hard hat, safety glasses, life vest, respirators, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, personal flotation devices (PFD’s), or other protective equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being done.
In addition, HSE Field Safety Technicians must also be capable of:
- Walking, stepping, climbing or otherwise moving from one location on the job site to another, which may be of varying heights and access parameters.
- Standing, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, squatting, climbing or sitting for long periods of time.
- Repetitive movements by feet, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and back in performance of work.
- Climbing vertical ladders of a height of 6ft or greater.
- Working in confined work areas and/or elevated heights.
- Lifting objects of minimum of 10lbs, with maximum single-person lift limit of 50lbs, with frequent lifting and carrying.
- Adapting to temperature changes, outdoor conditions, and prolonged exposure to dusty, wet or humid conditions, loud noises, and vibration.