Branch Safety & Risk Management Specialist
The Branch Safety & Risk Management Specialist is responsible for inspecting and enforcing compliance with OSHA, APi Group (parent company), Western States Fire Protection Company (Corporate), and Delta Fire (local brand) branch specific safety and risk policies and procedures to include training requirements, personal protective equipment use and assistance in claims investigation and management. Reports to Utah Area Manager directly and coordinates with all division managers, superintendents and lead the Branch Safety Committee to develop and maintain a safety culture across the entire team. Safety and Risk Leader will provide confidential input to Area Manager and Branch Management Team, particularly with regards to claims management, risk assessments, and recommended improvements to existing safety procedures and PPE requirements. Position will indirectly report to and assist Corporate Regional Safety & Risk Manager as periodically needed.
What we offer:
- Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flex Spending (FSA) (Cafeteria Plan)
- 401(k) Plan
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Profit Sharing Plan
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Paid Holidays
- Ensures Accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
- Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
- Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.
- Persuades: Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
- Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
- Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
- Drives Vision and Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Site Specific Job Walks/Audits
- Build a culture of respect with all employees, but especially the field, by getting to know them personally by being on their jobsites.
- Visit all jobsites over $1 million in contract value at least once per week, and all projects over $500,000 in contract value at least twice per month. Visit no less than 3 jobsites from each Salt Lake department (Salt Lake Contract, SL Residential, SL Inspections, SL Service, SL Alarm & Detection) per month. Visit the St George office no less than once per quarter, but ideally closer to once per month, to visit jobsites and ensure general safety compliance. While on jobsites, audit safety compliance with site specific customer safety policies, OSHA requirements, and our company safety policies.
- This is the primary responsibility of this position, with an expectation of no less than 2.5 days per week to be out of the office on jobsites. All other responsibilities hereafter come secondary to this expectation.
- Assist Area Manager with Claims Management
- Ultimately Area Manager will own all claim management and reporting; however, Branch Safety & Risk Management Specialist will assist in physically responding to a site after an incident (workers comp, auto, GL, or other), documenting the scene, controlling narrative, and leading an investigation.
- This position is not responsible for implementing disciplinary action upon employees; may provide recommendations of corrective action to supervisors and management but it is up to those supervisors to implement the action.
- Assisting with getting remediation contractors involved for clean-up if needed, managing document storage of confidential documents such as medical or incident records, and communicating with Corporate Risk Management team (attorney, executives, and Regional Safety Manager) as needed throughout progress of claims
- Getting all necessary paperwork and reporting to APi Group Risk Management
- Training & Certification Management
- Coordinate with Corporate Talent Development Lead and local supervisors to ensure all new hire learning is completed as required by position
- Assist in scheduling and leading quarterly field safety trainings (1/2 day events with all 80-130 employees in person). Schedule to be determined by reviewing training logs (and expiring needs), survey feedback, reviewing field safety observation results and supervisor safety audit results, and working with Safety Committee.
- Requires 1 separate meeting in Salt Lake and 1 in St George per quarter.
- Can self-teach material, utilize staff to teach, and/or use a third party like the Utah Safety Council to instruct.
- Track all training and certifications of employees, including but not limited to: OSHA30, HAZWOPER, respirator fit testing, ladders, lift, first aid/CPR, trade specific state certificates of registration and licenses, company LMS training. Work with employees’ supervisors to ensure training is completed timely proactively, prior to the expiration of such certification.
- Join weekly branch management meeting and provide coordination and feedback for recommended improvements.
- Oversee and lead safety committee, making sure they meet monthly and are actively working on and addressing issues in the branch
- Meet with all new hires (office and field) within the first week (ideally first day) of employment to review our safety policies and expectations, and recap their learning from the company Learning Management System (LMS).
- Manage customer third party compliance/safety/auditing sites (ISN, Avetta, DISA, NCMS, Browz, etc.). This especially affects our Heavy Industrial Division and those employees as those customers typically use these platforms. If these sites are not actively managed, our field employees are not allowed on customer sites and are turned away. This is approximately 8 hours a week to proactively manage these portals.
- Verify that both the Salt Lake and St George branch offices have adequate stock of standardized PPE both for onboarding and replacement as needed. Ensure we are replacing PPE at proper required intervals.
- Review company (parent and corporate) safety & risk policies and audit effectiveness in compliance, providing regular (at least semi-annual) feedback to Area Manager for recommended improvements
- Participate in APi Group STEPS Audits, when applicable (every few years)
- Attend Corporate Safety & Risk Functions, upon invitation (likely a trip to Denver 3x per year)
- Assist other offices within the 45 WSFP offices with periodic needs, if requested by Corporate Regional Safety & Risk Manager or Corporate Director of HR, which may require some occasional travel
- Maintain regulatory compliance with and knowledge of state and federal regulations (OSHA, MSHA, DOT) and their evolution over time
- Collaborate with Area Manager to establish safety goals and objectives and incorporate them into our annual branch business plan, created in Q4 annually but revisited at least quarterly
- Assist salespeople and project managers with customer pre-qualifications and project specific safety plans as needed
- Submit for Utah Safety Council Award of Merit annually and participate with their monthly breakfast coordination meeting with other safety specialists with other companies.
- Track near misses and incidents and send out Lessons Learned to the company and positive recognitions as Shout-Outs (like successful use of a “sure-off tester”, as an example)
- Contract Management
- Audit use of pre-work service terms and conditions vs. incorporation of terms in contracts in service/inspections departments and ensure compliance with company process
- At some point, but not initially, it would be ideal to have this position trained in contract review knowledge and assist Area Manager in contract audits, maintenance of records, and negotiations, but this will not initially be a requirement of the position.
- Personally complete a vehicle inspection on all trailers in Salt Lake branch possession weekly and complete respective inspection reports
- Work with superintendents to ensure all field are completion daily huddles, vehicle inspection reports, and job hazard analyses as required
Additional responsibilities at the discretion of Area Manager
- At least two years construction field or safety experience/background
- Hold at least one of the following certifications (preferred, but not initially required, but should actively work on obtaining during employment if do not currently hold):
- Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
- Certified Safety and Health Manager, Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)
- IOSH Level 3 Certificate, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
- OSHA 30 completion, required
- OSHA 500 preferred
- Associates, Bachelors, and/or Masters Degree in Construction Management, Safety and Risk Management or related field strongly preferred
- 6 years or more field construction safety management specific relatable experience can substitute for degree
- Strong computer navigation and typing skills
- Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
- Skill in performing safety inspections, ensuring compliance with OSHA and NFPA safety standards
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
- Ability to maintain records, knowledge and information confidential, especially as it pertains to employee information such as HIPAA protected information, medical claims and reports, and management discussions
- Willing to pass a post-offer drug screen, background check, and reference check.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
- Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work including lifting, pulling, and/or pushing of objects up to 50 pounds and walking through jobsites. Physical work is a primary part of this job.
- Work environment may involve some exposure to hazards or physical risks which require following basic safety precautions.
- Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
All qualified applicants with Delta Fire Systems Inc. will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.
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