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Safety Specialist - Lansing, MI

Lansing, MI, US, 48906

Michigan Paving and Materials

 
 

Job ID:  393520

 

Michigan Paving and Materials, a vertically integrated CRH company, energetically drives to continually be a leader in our markets in quality construction materials and value added services by employing innovative techniques and customer-centric practices. We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and we focus on their development and advancement opportunities as well as attracting new talent to our organization. We encourage you to learn more by visiting www.michiganpaving.com, www.stoneco.net or our parent company at www.crhamericas.com

 

Position Overview

Partner with the Regional Safety Manager and General Manager to establish and develop a culture of safety.  Provide technical and compliance expertise to the field employees in terms of good safety habits and provide direction and skills for a safe work environment.  Work closely with other safety coordinators/representatives and supervisory personnel to achieve goals and support the safety of each of the company’s lines of business.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Motivate behavior change and create a proactive approach and culture to safety within assigned region and throughout business lines;
  • Partner with business unit leadership to drive proper safe behavior and strong safety culture;
  • Comply with federal, state and local safety regulations by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; interpreting standards; enforcing adherence to regulations; advising management on needed actions;
  • Enforce safety policies by conducting inspections, reporting statistics and counseling managers and employees;
  • Responsible for timely reporting of all safety incidents in accordance with CRH standards;
  • Ensure accident investigations are conducted and maintain the appropriate records.  Assist in determining action required in order to eliminate causes and follow-up to ensure action is taken;
  • Conduct inspections and review/initiate industrial hygiene audits for assigned locations;
    • Act as an on-call contact for emergency incident management of a 24/7 workplace;
    • Implement injury prevention strategies and corrective actions.
  • Act as a consultant and resource to executives, managers, supervisors, and hourly employees by providing insight and direction on matters relating to safety incidents or preventable solutions
  • Responsible for ensuring required trainings are conducted for managers and employees; will facilitate training and talk in front of small to large groups of employees;
    • Assist with creating safety materials such as but not limited to safety instructional videos, safety brochures, etc.;
  • Assist with insurance company loss control/safety consulting services to support and improve the Company’s safety process;
  • Carry out all assigned tasks and projects in a timely manner;
  • Work with government and regulatory agencies – OSHA, MSHA, DOT, etc. during site inspections in all matters relating to safety;
  • Create clear and concise reports using Microsoft applications and other company computer programs;
  • Assist with taking employees to clinic for drug screening and post accident visits;
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Interact and consult with others in safety to help develop new safety initiatives, objectives, and best practice.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
    • Valid Driver’s license required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Report to the assigned job site ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in company documents.
  • Strict adherence to Michigan Paving and Materials Company policies and procedures.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required. 
  • Timely and regular attendance is an expectation of performance for all Michigan Paving and Materials Company employees. Employees will be held accountable for adhering to their workplace schedule.
  • Must be self-motivated with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have good organizational skills (timely reporting and proper record keeping).
  • Ability to engage employees in company safety.
  • Perform behavior based safety observations and deliver positive and developmental feedback.

Qualifications

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities.

 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health & Safety or related field preferred along with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in a full-time safety role; front line experience in the construction materials industry desired but not required; Instruction Certifications in OSHA and MSHA training preferred.

 

Language Skills:

Ability to read English language sufficiently to read information contained in specifications, reports, manuals and regulations.

 

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to perform intermediate mathematical skills, including basic algebra, geometry, and shop math.

 

Reasoning Ability:

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.

 

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 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!

 

Michigan Paving and Materials, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

 

 

 

Date Posted:  May 7, 2022


Nearest Major Market: Lansing

Job Segment: Safety, Consulting, Industrial Hygiene, Service, Technology, Engineering