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Alston Construction: Regional Safety Manager

Alston Construction

This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted July 15, 2021.

Job Title: Regional Safety ManagerLocation: Dallas, Tx To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Job Summary: Responsible for assisting management in the general business operations of the company by overseeing and directing the company’s Safety Program for their assigned area(s). The Regional Safety Manager will ensure training all employees on the Safety Program and will act as a resource for safety related items. The overall goal of the Regional Safety Manager is to protect the Company’s interests and support employees so that they can successfully complete a quality project safely, while promoting and enhancing client relationships and the company’s image. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:The Regional Safety Manager will be primarily involved with performing the following duties and responsibilities.Support and promote Alston Construction’s strong safety culture, both internally and externally.Use discretion and independent judgment and professional skills to perform daily duties and to resolve issues.Plan, develop and implement safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations (including Occupational Safety and Health Administration/OSHA) and ensure organizational compliance with these policies and regulations.Make and implement recommendations to improve processes and procedures, looking for ways to continuously improve the Safety Program and related policies and procedures.Remain current on all federal, state, and local construction-related safety regulations and laws.Identify training needs in order to develop and implement safety awareness initiatives that improve safety performance and meet regulatory requirements.Monitor, manage, and conduct new hire safety orientations.Monitor, manage, and conduct safety training in accordance with Alston Construction’s safety training matrix and established guidelines and priorities. Manage workload and time related to safety training, including use of outside training resources as appropriate, to ensure efficient and effective training without sacrificing direct interaction with Alston Construction staff on project related operations.Design and implement metrics to monitor progress and effectiveness of safety initiatives, programs, policies, procedures and processes.Provide guidance, consultation, and reinforcement to Superintendents, Project Managers, and other personnel regarding safety policies and subcontractor compliance.Through the SPERS process, evaluate and provide feedback on potential subcontractors’ safety records.Create and maintain emergency response and crisis management plans.Conduct regular safety inspections, review safety compliance of work locations and job sites, develop action steps to correct deficiencies, prepare and distribute detailed reports of findings, and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented.Ensure project field documentation related to safety is being properly processed and maintained.Review Alston Construction and subcontractor Site Specific Safety and Health Plans (SSHPs) and ensure copies are on site.Review submitted Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).Ensure Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) are completed and review as needed.Manage OSHA site visits and inspections and ensure appropriate reporting is made to government vestigate all incidents (near-misses to fatalities) utilizing the Root Cause Analysis format and report findings to the Director of Safety and Executive Vice President.Assist the Executive Vice President with the preparation of material and evidence for use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance vestigate, manage and maintain Worker’s Compensation claims and manage return to work program under guidance of the Director of Safety and Human Resources Director.Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, interact, coordinate and work with insurance brokers and outside loss control services on implementation of insurance requirements and loss control coordination with the Director of Safety and the Human Resources Director, manage drug testing and breath alcohol testing for post-accident and reasonable suspicion.Coordinate, review and work with insurance representatives on site visits, audits, and training.Assist in the management of the company’s fleet vehicle program.Prepare and maintain budgets for work performed; work with project teamsto budget for and recover project safety costs (e.G., reimbursable safety costs).Solicit feedback from personnel in assigned area(s) regarding areas of concern, issues, or opportunities for improvement.Advise Director of Safety of issues, problems or concerns.Represent the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs. This position will also require performance of the following duties:Ensure all Project Managers, Superintendents, and other applicable personnel are provided with Vehicle Operation Handbook, Incident Response Card, and a Driver Emergency Kit for their vehicle and with access to the IIPP.Maintain detailed safety files and records, including OSHA 300 Logs.Evaluate, recommend, and procure third party safety consultants and resources to supplement internal safety programs and requirements.Develop strategy for, prepare and execute awards applications and RFP/RFQ sections related to safety.Attend and participate in subcontractor meetings as needed.Plan travel as far in advance as possible to ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness of trips; maintain travel schedule on calendar.Participate in applicable corporate meetings and forums.Other duties as assigned.Safety (in addition to the above):Comply with all safety policies, report suspected safety concerns, make recommendations for enhancements to the safety program, and visibly support and uphold the company’s strong safety culture.Ensure all construction activities are conducted in a safe, clean and orderly working environment and ensure job site compliance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), including communication to subcontractors, addressing job site issues and documentation of any IIPP events in adherence with the Company’s IIPP manual.Keep abreast of ergonomic training and requirements, conduct ergonomic inspections of work stations, and make recommendations for improved ergonomic compliance of all employees.Remain current in all company required safety training and certifications.Acknowledge and celebrate safe behaviors and actions of others. Education, Experience, and Licensing/Certifications:Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field.Minimum of 7 years of experience in construction safety management with a construction general contractor.An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.Valid State-issued driver’s license and satisfactory driving record and vehicle insurance which meets Alston Construction liability coverage requirements.OSHA 30-hour Certification. OSHA 500 preferred.First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.Safety training/certifications in areas such as Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Excavation and Trenching, HAZCOM, etc.CSP, CHST or other safety certification preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:Ability to work well with discretion and independent judgment with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment.Thorough understanding of applicable local, state, federal (including OSHA), and company safety and environmental regulations, codes, and requirements related to the construction industry; ability to impart knowledge to others.Excellent presentation and training skills.Ability to mentor and develop capabilities in others.Working knowledge of all sub trades.Ability to exercise initiative and sound independent judgment, define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and make timely decisions.Excellent skills in organization, time management, planning, and prioritization.Proactive and readily adaptable to changing conditions or demands and ability to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines.Ability to handle stress.Strong analytical and investigation skills.Effective communication skills (written and verbal).Professional, collaborative demeanor and effective interpersonal skills; ability to successfullyinterface with and to maintain good working relationships with clients, co-workers, managers, subcontractors, vendors, and others.Proficiency in computers, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel and Outlook, and Prolog. Physical Requirements:Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, kneel, crouch, climb, and reach.Lift 10 lbs.Extensive reading from documents and computer. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Willingness and ability to work extended hours and flexible schedules, including evenings and weekends.Willingness and ability to travel frequently.Work EnvironmentThe Regional Safety Manager’s duties consist of both office and non-manual work in the field as well as work in an office.Will be exposed to outside weather elements while in the field.May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, and/or airborne particles while in the field.Dress, including proper PPE while on jobs sites, is conducive to a building construction environment.

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