As Safety and Occupational Health Specialist for the Soo Area Office’s construction mission, performs duties as assigned by the Area/Resident Engineer in close coordination with the District’s Chief Safety and Occupational Health Office.
Provides consultation and expert advice to field office construction managers on safety and occupational health requirements, standards, and procedures; has the authority to formulate, interpret, or implement management policies during the identification and elimination of hazardous equipment operations and unsafe working conditions on all Soo Area Office construction projects.
Inspects all construction project sites as required for compliance with the stricter of the two regulations, EM 385-1-1 and OSHA.1926 Construction. Applies regulations, standards, and sound safety practices to detect hazardous operations and conditions and recommends proper safety and occupational health measures to eliminate or minimize the possibility of injury to personnel and damage to property.
Assists field office construction managers in planning and managing a comprehensive safety and occupational health program to eliminate or control the risk of injury to personnel assigned to all phases of Corps activities on construction projects. Interprets regulations, provides advice and prepares written procedures for implementation of safety prevention activities including fall protection, hazardous energy control, and safe materials handling practices.
Reviews preliminary plans and specifications during the design phase for new construction projects to determine the degree of compliance with safety standards and regulatory criteria. Recommends procedures to control or eliminate hazardous operations or conditions and to obtain compliance with safety standards.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, and regulations applicable to the performance of a full range of complex safety and occupational health management responsibilities at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activities involving planning and managing a safety and occupational health program for projects in the construction phase.
Knowledge of construction standards, methods, practices, techniques, materials, equipment and utility systems sufficient to evaluate compliance with construction safety standards and devise innovative hazard control measures applicable to new building construction and industrial modifications.
Skill to research, analyze, and develop thoughts and produce original writings as correspondence and guidance to various levels of Corps management and employees.