Site Safety Coordinator

Seattle

POSITION SUMMARY

At Lewis, safety is not a department.  It is not an individual.  It is not a field issue.  Every Lewis employee is personally accountable for protecting ourselves and our co-workers from harm, and mutually committed to safe execution.  Safety is Lewis’ #1 value and we are committed to zero incidents on all projects.

Lewis requires all of our employees, whether located in the field or in the office, to go above and beyond standard industry safety practices to keep everyone safe on the job. We are seeking an experienced Safety Coordinator to support our project management teams in implementing proactive management techniques to identify and eliminate job site hazards.

The Site Safety Coordinator will have site safety experience in the construction industry (preferably commercial construction) and understand the specific safety issues inherent to construction sites. This position reports into the Safety Director and Superintendent on site.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Site Specific Safety Plan and Safety Audits

  • Manage job site hazard plan for single large site and/or multiple sites.
  • Ensure safety boards, equipment and site-specific materials are supplied at each site.
  • In collaboration with Project Superintendent and Project Engineers, review the Subcontractor’s Site Specific Safety Plans for completeness and relevancy.
  • Ensure subcontractors and vendors implement their Site Specific Safety Plans and comply with Lewis’ Site Specific Safety Plan.
  • Utilize job site SafetyNet and conduct general safety audits, ensuring corrective safety observations are documented and safety violations are corrected immediately.
  • Work with Safety Director on compliance audits

Documentation and Technical Expertise

  • Ensure accurate documentation of safety plans, procedures, violations, and corrective action.
  • Ensure required equipment training is conducted and documented and Provide or arrange technical safety training required to support field operations.
  • Support Project Foreman with the development of their pre-task plans and job hazard analysis.
  • Clarify safety rules and provide technical expertise and solutions to safety challenges on site.

New Hire Orientations

  • Develop new hire orientation program with a focus on safety culture and including site awareness, setting of expectations, education and personal accountability.
  • Conduct new hire orientation for all team members including Lewis employees, subcontractor employees, vendors and other site visitors.

Incident Investigation

  • For personal injuries, ensure injured party gets immediate care as appropriate for the severity of the injury, reporting immediately to Safety Director and Risk Manager. Conduct thorough accident investigation including witness statements, photographs, environmental conditions and any other relevant factors.
  • Organize and conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA) meeting. With the RCA team, identify and document all contributing factors and institute training, policy or procedural changes to address the identified root causes on the incident.

Leadership

  • Lead morning Safety Huddles efficiently and effectively with a team-oriented and participatory approach. Morning agenda should identify hazards and include an ergonomic warm up.
  • Be a vocal safety leader, frequently praising good safety behavior and quickly correcting unsafe behaviors.
  • Escalate issues quickly if necessary and ask for management’s support in addressing site risks and/or personnel problems.
  • Advise Project Managers and Superintendents on safe work practices and incentive methods.
  • Foster and promote a company-wide healthy safety culture and respond to every safety suggestion promptly.

IN ORDER TO SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE

  • 2+ years of experience in a safety role, preferably in construction.
  • Certified in OSHA 30; OSHA 510; CPR/ First Aid.
  • Computer proficiency required; experience with SafetyNet or other safety tracking and reporting systems is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Worker’s Compensation regulations; Department of Occupational Safety & Health rules and regulations; and the ability to identify and resolve safety hazards is required. Experience in Claims management and proper documentation is required.
  • Technical knowledge of the following is required: Asbestos exposure; Lead exposure; Flammable storage; Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Hazwoper); Respirator fit training; Equipment – Crane, Scissor Lift, Boom Lift, Forklift, etc.; Rigging/ Signaling; Fall Protection; Confined Space; Scaffolding; Trench/Excavation; Blood-borne pathogens; Electrical safety; Defensive Driving; and Flagging.
  • Ability to collect and interpret data and apply it in a practical approach.
  • Proficient computer skills; and the ability to write pre-task plans, JHA and work plans.
  • Required management skills include strong written and verbal communication skills in addition to the ability to work and communicate effectively with a workforce of diverse backgrounds, education, and experience.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, accountable and dependable.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • This position requires work on active commercial construction sites.

Lease Crutcher Lewis offers competitive compensation and benefits.

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