RBH Sr. Safety Specialist in Sterling, VA at Plh Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Safety Specialist works to ensure that other employees can complete their work safely. They set & communicate safety standards for the workplace based on legal requirements and train employees to help them understand these rules. Monitor working conditions and resolve any safety issues that may arise. Main duty is to ensure that the company is in compliance and adheres to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines to reduce work-related injuries.

Main Responsibilities and Functions

  • Plan and implement OHS policies and programs
  • Advice and lead employees on various safety-related topics
  • Prepare educational seminars/meetings on a regular basis
  • Review existing policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all the rules and regulations
  • Work with HR to set up a new employee on-boarding process for safety
  • Conduct risk assessment and jobsite inspections/audits
  • Enforce preventive measures
  • Identify process bottlenecks and offer timely solutions
  • Check if all employees are acting in adherence with rules and regulations
  • Prepare and present reports on incidents and violations and determine root causes
  • Oversee workplace repair, installations and any other work that could harm employees’ safety
  • Act as a liaison between management and external safety agencies, such insurance personnel & general contractors
  • Attend safety walks and inspections before or during each project to analyze safety risks
  • Conduct safety training in competent person areas

Work Experience and Education Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a Safety Specialist or similar role
  • Any OHS certification (CHST, CUSP, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of legislation and procedure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation
  • Understanding of federal, state and city safety requirements, including OSHA
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines
  • Be able to communicate in English and Spanish

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