Health and Safety Specialist [Construction Safety]
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
September 11, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Full Time - Experienced
We are seeking a highly motivated Health and Safety Specialist with extensive experience in developing, implementing and maintaining a broad range of safety and environmental programs. In this position, you will be joining our Health and Safety Services team within the Environment, Safety, and Health Division. Members of this team support Construction Safety, site safety services and industrial hygiene function critical to SLAC’s scientific research and operational mission.
In addition to core duties, specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Support construction projects (field observations and project planning documentation and specifications) to ensure that they meet requirements; work with stakeholders to find the best solution to safety problems while enabling the team to meet the project schedule and budget.
Develop and deliver safety training for programs that they manage. Examples may include: fall protection, confined space, electrical safety, etc.
Manage one or more specific ES&H topic programs this includes administering, assessing, and improving programs, and serving as a subject matter expert in support of operations at the Laboratory. Possible programs may include general construction safety, hoisting & rigging, powered industrial trucks, contractor safety, permitting, etc.
Develop and conduct training; identify, assessments, and monitor workplace hazards and hazard mitigations; support the investigation of incidents; providing technical advice and interpretation of regulations.
Effectively interface and collaborate with all levels of staff including technicians, principal investigators, and operational support teams and subcontractors.
Ensure activities are preplanned for safety through scope review, preconstruction meetings, site specific safety plan and JSA review, etc.
Ensure SLAC submittal requirements are met per ISEMS (i.e.: Critical Lift Plans, Fall Prevention Plans, Confined Space Entry Plan, etc.)
Ensure compliance to SLAC requirements including but not limited to: training and equipment inspection and other documentation
Perform daily inspections
Under limited supervision, perform moderately complex technical work in a wide range of environmental, health, and safety disciplines to ensure a safe work environment and to achieve compliance with SLAC’s Environment, Safety and Health Program and governmental regulatory requirements.
Develop, implement, and maintain programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of employees and the community. May develop and conduct employee and student training, emergency preparedness activities, and/or assurance and accreditation programs.
Identify, assess, and monitor workplace hazards (including but not limited to, chemical, physical, biological, and radiological) that could be present in the work area; remediate hazards, and/or recommend improvements to minimize hazard potential.
Investigate accidents, incidents, injuries, and complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the work place.
Recommend improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize hazard potential.
Provide technical advice and interpretation of various government regulations and SLAC policies; maintain working knowledge of specific government regulations.
May act as a lead or technical expert, and provide direction to less experienced personnel working on health/safety programs.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three years progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health, construction safety, emergency response/management, environmental science, and/or allied/scientific field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
A background in one or more of the following is strongly preferred:
General construction safety involving hoisting & rigging, powered industrial trucks, hazardous mat/waste management, contractor safety, permitting, indoor air quality investigations, etc. Construction safety experience.
Industrial hygiene, electrical safety, waste management, environmental sustainability, etc.
Experience in an academic or laboratory research environment strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of construction safety principles, techniques and methods.
Practical knowledge of Cal/OSHA laws, regulations and policies.
Capable of identifying known potential exposures and recommending corrective action
Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/risk assessments, and data analyses; ability to provide recommendations for exposure/risk control.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
Ability to maintain current knowledge of and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits) and university policies.
Working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and potential impact on assigned work area(s).
Successfully interface and collaborate with all levels of staff including technicians, principal investigators and operational support teams.
Computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite.
Certifications and Licenses:
Must have OSHA 30Hr construction certification within the last 3 years.
Professional certifications in (e.g., Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), etc.), strongly preferred but not required.
Internal Number: 3374
About SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
As one of 17 Department of Energy national labs, SLAC pushes the frontiers of human knowledge and drives discoveries that benefit humankind. We invent the tools that make those discoveries possible and share them with scientists all over the world.