Western Specialty Contractors
  • 01-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Home Office
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Negotiable
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Salary, Bonus, Benefits & Vehicle


We at Western, pride ourselves on keeping people safe. Why have great talent if we can't send them back home to their families everyday in good health? Our goal is to "Operate safely with zero lost-time injuries, no general liability losses and no auto accidents." We want someone to join our team that resonates with that goal! Western will benefit from a safety professional that has the following attributes:

 

  • Trust and credibility with management and the work force
  • Knowledge of the technical aspect of the work and trades
  • Talent to instruct and motivate people and help crate a culture that believes in this goal
  • Ability to determine the root conditions that lead to loss exposure and help supervisors respond to those conditions.
  • Leadership skills to guide managers, supervisors and tradesmen in order to integrate safety into the work process so that safety is an integral part of each job
  • Skills to manage the Safety Department in the next decade

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The person filling this position has a responsibility to contribute to the overall risk management activities of the corporation and reports to the Safety Director.  The person in this position is a member of the Safety Advisory Committee and through the committee, contributes to the overall safety culture of the corporation.  The person who fills this job position will:

  • Meet with and coordinate goals, activities and schedules with the branch manager, and branch superintendent.
  • Schedule and balance time with minimal daily direction
  • Operate within the budget
  • Schedule activities and establish branch goals with each branch manager.
  • Perform sampling on the jobsite as necessary. Sampling to include silica, noise, lead, isocyanate, asbestos, mold, pcb, etc.
  • Evaluate sampling results and determine best practices to minimize overexposures.
  • Evaluate and audit job hazards and assist branches to eliminate injuries and loss producing behaviors and conditions.
  • Completed a "Job Safety Check Sheet" on each job and give a copy to the foreman before leaving the job.
  • Assist the branches identify and comply with governmental compliance issues regarding OSHA, DOT, EPA and other regulatory agencies.
  • At the end of each branch visit meet with the branch manager and review the results of the visit and establish plans for improvement as needed.
  • Distribute a copy of the "Job Safety Check Sheet" to the Superintendent, Br. Manager, Division Manager, Division Superintendent and the Home Office Safety Department.
  • Respond to branch requests for help with safety concerns.
  • Assist the branches develop and use job specific safety plans.
  • Provide safety and leadership training and "Best Practices" skills to superintendents and foremen.
  • Develop and provide safety-training programs for all branches employees.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents in order to discover solutions to conditions that lead to accidents.
  • Work with the Claim Manager to analyze claims, spot trends and recommend corrective action
  • Participate in the design, editing and production of handbooks, safety meeting outlines formats, newsletters, audiovisual presentations, manuals, payroll stuffers and other instructional and procedural publications.
  • Participate in the organizational planning, administration and instruction of the Superintendent Development Program.
  • Prepare special reports to all levels of management 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related field
  • 5+ years safety experience is a plus (Construction Industry, preferred)
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus - Ability to read, write, and speak fluently
  • Ability to travel 75%
  • Sound Industrial Hygiene Analysis and Sampling Practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to continue education
  • Demonstrated ability in training others
  • Position is exposed to construction and environmental hazards. May include dirty, dusty, cold, hot, high work, etc.

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATION:

Following is a list of the typical types of machinery or equipment that the incumbent must operate in the normal course of business:

  • Automobile
  • Camera and video equipment
  • Industrial Safety measurement equipment including; Sound level meters; Dust and vapor collection pumps, Respirator fit test equipment
  • Personal Computer including the Microsoft Office Suite of Programs.

 

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