Safety Officer


Job Details

Safety Officer

Mobile, Alabama

08/24/2021

44828

Contract/Temp

Job Description



  • Assist the HS&E Department in ensuring compliance with the Safety Policies, Fire and Flooding Plan, Corporate, State, and Federal regulations and guidelines regarding occupational safety & health.
  • Works with employees on safety issues and when employees request assistance on a variety of safety and risk/accident prevention concerns.
  • Performs site and equipment inspections, assists in the completion of accident investigations, and safety inspections. 
  • Perform safety surveys to identify and evaluate occupational health, safety and environmental conditions.
  • Responsible for performing comprehensive on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices.
  • Recommends corrective actions for temporary work stoppages or closings of areas.
  • Provides first response medical assistance until the arrival of the medical team.
  • Must be able to calibrate, use and interpret air monitoring equipment.
  • Must be able to conduct monthly inspection programs (fire extinguishers, air monitoring, vehicle checks and eye wash stations) and complete necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Must be willing and able to extinguish live fires at the incipient stage.
  • Must be able to respond and mitigate small hazardous materials spills in an expeditious manner.
  • Must be able to work with other safety personnel, supervisor and managers and to take direction.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. (E.g. operates the ships’ on board fire suppression systems)
  • Complies with the client's employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

Required: 

  • One (1) to three (3) years of related EHS experience and/or combination of education and experience.
  • Prior military, police or professional fire service may be considered in lieu of education.
  • Demonstrated skills in the working standards, concepts, practices, and procedures within the health, safety and environmental fields.
  • Must possess working industry knowledge and have basic OSHA safety training certifications in one of the following work groups, 29 CFR 1915, 1910 or 1926.
  • Must possess or have the desire and ability to complete an OSHA and NFPA training in order to be recognized as a marine competent person for hot work inspections.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written (training/presentations/report writing.
  • Must possess the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels within the organization and the ability to work in a diverse work group.          
  • Must possess or have the desire and ability to obtain with-in six (6) months from date of hire  to complete a medical first responder course
  • Must possess the willingness and ability to work in close and confined spaces.
  • Must be willing and able to work any shift, inclusive of Holidays and work in “On Call” Situations.
  • Must have the ability to remain calm, unemotional and in control when faced with angry or confrontational employees.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated beginner level or higher PC skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Publisher and Adobe products.

Preferred:

  • OSHA Outreach training as it relates to Shipyard Industry – Considered a Plus but not necessary to apply for job.

 

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

 All candidates must meet the basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status  (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • High School Diploma/GED or higher education coupled with comparable trade experience.

 

Specific physical requirements include the following:

  • Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Perform prolonged standing. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. 
  • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis. 
  • Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. 
  • Must have the ability to climb in an unrestrained safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). 
  • Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. 
  • Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead). 
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. 
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. 
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. 
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. 
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills. 
  • Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. 
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job.  
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.

SAFETY

  • Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks. 

 

 

 

 

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