Environmental Health and Safety Officer (SSHO)

POSTED ON 9/22/2020 CLOSED ON 2/9/2021
ARS ALEUT REMEDIATION LLC Hired Organization Address Oak Ridge, TN Full Time

Job Posting for Environmental Health and Safety Officer (SSHO) at ARS ALEUT REMEDIATION LLC

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) who is directly responsible to develop, implement and oversee site safety requirements.  Primarily assigned to US Army Corp of Engineer (USACE) project directly involved in the Facility Reduction Program (FRP).  Establish and maintain contact with Project Manager, Corporate ES&H Manager, and regulatory agencies, as required to fulfill health and safety commitments on assigned projects. Anticipate potential safety-related problem areas and evaluate and recommend solution or corrective actions. This is a project assignment, requiring fulltime site involvement and presence.    

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

College degree in science, engineering, health & safety or related discipline (preferred) and demonstrated field experience in applied occupational health and safety with emphasis on industrial hygiene (IH) cross-training.  Current 40-hour HAZWOPER and/or 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher training; 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety training. Valid certification in First Aid and CPR.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience directly related to ES&H.
  • Broad knowledge of applicable government health and safety regulations and standards including EM 385-1-1 and OSHA.
  • Demonstrated knowledge involving Industrial Hygiene experience, monitoring, utilizing instruments and preparing reports and applicable documents. 
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor work activities (Safety and IH), evaluate health and safety conditions, and facilitate corrective actions.
  • Experience developing Activity Hazard Analysis (AHAs), performing Hazard Assessments and conducting inspections and surveillance activities. 
  • Experience developing safety policies and procedures with minimal errors. 
  • Current Contractor Quality Control Manager (CQCM) training and certification is preferred.
  • Experience with Incident Accident Investigations and root cause analysis.   
  • Knowledge and experience providing training for site personnel and subcontractors.  
  • Knowledge and experience working in the environmental remediation field involving Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW).
  • Knowledge and experience working around asbestos abatement projects. 
  • Knowledge and experience working with demolition and excavations.      

SKILLS & ABILITIES:  

  • Ability to review, evaluate, and develop appropriate health & safety and IH policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) with field, project management, and client representatives is essential.
  • Ability to manage injuries and illnesses as well as accident prevention.  Familiar with OSHA logs.
  • Ability to use MS Office products (e.g., Word, Power Point) for developing work documents and preparing safety materials

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment HAZWOPER physical, respirator fit test and random drug screens.
  • Must be available for standby assignments and work scheduled off-hours and emergency overtime as required.
  • Must occasionally be available for extra (OT) hours.
  • Must be able to travel as required.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Occupational Health Safety Technologist (OHST) preferred.

OSHA Competent Person preferred for; Excavation, Fall Protection, Confined Space and Rigging    

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, health & safety or related discipline.  Minimum 10 years of experience in IH and Safety.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

  • Assist with and support the functional area of IH and occupational safety for field projects.
  • Establish and maintain contact with Corporate ES&H Manager, Project Manager and regulatory agencies, as required to fulfill health and safety commitments on assigned projects.
  • Monitor, in an assigned area, daily work practices utilized by employees and/or contractor/subcontractor personnel.
  • Confer with departmental supervisors on safety and health matters, to ensure that work plan procedures are in conformance with customer and governmental requirements.
  • Recommend to supervision that Notices of Non-Compliance be issued and follow-up to ensure corrective actions, as stipulated and approved by the supervision, are implemented.
  • Conduct accident investigations, OSHA compliance audits and project health surveys. Take photographs and prepare reports as required.
  • Communicate potential IH issues to the Project Manager and ES&H Manager.
  • Anticipate and provide technical direction to project personnel on potential IH and occupational safety problem areas and evaluate, recommend and implement solutions or corrective actions.
  • Research and provide training material and assist in conducting safety, health and fire orientation and other OSHA training.
  • Provide supervision, as required, to craft and/or project personnel as it relates to health and safety. 
  • Enforce stop work authority when safety concerns/issues arise.

MENTAL & COGNITIVE DEMANDS:

  • Communication – ability to read and interpret documents such as OSHA regulations and guidelines, safety procedures, and H&S plans and guidelines.  Ability to write routine reports, corrective actions.  Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly on a technical level.
  • Skills – ability to work with statistics.   Ability to apply concepts related to safety and IH and implement solutions.
  • Reasoning – ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to walk, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.
  • Ability to perform repetitive movements of the fingers, hands, wrists and arms.
  • Ability to participate in physically demanding work while wearing personnel protective equipment including respiratory protection.
  • Medically qualified to wear a respirator, able to lift 30 lbs, and able to climb ladders.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB DIMENSIONS

Supervision Received:

  • Reports to and receives technical and operational guidance from the Corporate ES&H Manager and/or Program/Project Manager(s) for assigned projects.

Supervision Exercised:

  • Supervision of project support personnel (craft, administrative, supervisors, etc.) as related to project ES&H.

Interface Required:

  • Maintain contact with Program/Project Manager(s), client site operations management, safety advocates and Industrial Hygienists.
  • Direct implementation and administration of occupational safety and health policies and Integrated Safety Management Systems (ISMS).
  • Review and provide comments and recommendations to Corporate ES&H Manager, relative to ES&H policies and procedures, reports, and performance changes affecting workplace safety, so that objectives and goal of zero accident performance can be met.
  • Maintain working level relationships with other participating entities responsible for ES&H in connection with the program.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to normal office conditions when not in the field.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  When visiting site locations, employee may be exposed to radiological hazards, extreme weather conditions, loud noise, or be required to wear personal protective equipment and respiratory protection.  

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