Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator - Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN, US, 37932

Harrison Construction Company


Job ID:  488586


Since 1947, Harrison Construction Company, a CRH company, has been the preferred source for ground-level site construction throughout eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Committed to quality, service and safety, our integrated products and services enable us to build and manage site development projects from concept through construction.  In addition, by being a part of the CRH family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form CRH.  CRH is the number one asphalt producer and paver, the largest aggregates producer and the second largest ready-mix producer in North America. We are also the number four cement producer in North America and a leader in Canada. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Position Overview

Assist the EHS Environmental, Health & Safety Department with Harrison Construction, companywide related compliance in both office and field site visits as required. This will be a Full-Time hourly position with benefits. There will be additional opportunities to work with all avenues of the Ready Mix, Hot Mix Asphalt, Mining and Construction branches of the company while inspecting machinery, equipment, and working conditions in the construction setting to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations. This position will also assist in all aspects of Environmental compliance. Compiles data and reports EHS stats to management personnel weekly.


  • Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and be willing to learn new software.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere.
  • Willingness to travel to field sites both in TN and NC.
  • Ability to review, comprehend, and summarize documents for your supervisor.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.  
  • Strong Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Attitude/cooperation: always maintaining courteous and professional manner with co-workers, customers and public. Willingness to ask questions. Must adhere to Code of Business Conduct.
  • Current MSHA/OSHA training or the ability to obtain


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Data Entry, Organizing, Filing, for permit compliance.
  • Completing jobsite audits and providing helpful feedback to operators and crews.
  • Work with other departments to troubleshoot problems and document results.
  • Work with local municipalities and government agencies for water and air compliance
  • Inspects machines and equipment for accident prevention
  • Observes workers to determine use of prescribed safety equipment, such as safety glasses, hard hats, goggles, respirators and other PPE needs
  • Inspects specified areas for fire-prevention equipment and other safety and first-aid supplies
  • Tests/identifies working areas for noise, toxic, and other hazards, using decibel meter, gas detector, and light meter
  • Document all accidents, safety violations, unsafe conditions/activities
  • Prepares report of findings with recommendations for corrective action/s
  • Investigates accidents to ascertain causes for use in recommending preventive safety measures and developing safety program/s
  • Ability to demonstrate use of safety equipment
  • Ability to train employees with public speaking skills as needed
  • Ensures compliance with OSHA/MSHA regulations
  • Coordinates of Safety programs to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses
  • Works in conjunction with HR and EHS Manager on workers compensation incidents
  • Additional assignments per EHS Manager’s instructions
  • Weekly job site/Harrison location visits




  • College degree or related experience for the position preferred.
  • High school graduate or equivalent required with the ability to interpret and apply verbal and/or written instructions in English.
  • Must be willing to gain familiarity with mining/construction/permitting/IT activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • At least 1–2 years of construction or industrial safety, and/or environmental health and safety experience preferred

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical ability to traverse jobsites while documenting observations and completing audits.
  • Other physical demands that may be utilized but can be modified to fit individual needs include: twisting, reaching, standing, walking, and typing.



The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Harrison Construction Company, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Dec 7, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

Job Segment: Workers Compensation, Data Entry, Safety, Human Resources, Administrative, Service