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Construction Safety Subject Matter Expert

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Assist the NSTX-U Recovery project team with the proactive and effective implementation of Integrated Safety Management principles and achievement of its zero-injury goal. The incumbent will serve as a Subject Matter Expert in assisting the team with:

1. Finding practical, effective solutions for addressing work place hazards and meeting requirements,

2. Coaching and mentoring workers on safe-work practices and requirements, and

3. Frequently observing work in the field to verify application of required controls and identify changed or changing conditions.

Assist NSTX-U Recovery managers, supervisors and workers in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities for safely completing the project in accordance with requirements; specific duties include:

● As SME, assist in finding effective, safe-work solutions to hazards and safety challenges
● Assist with the preparation, review and approval of JHAs and review project procedures for identification of hazards and appropriate controls
● Conduct pre-shift work area walk-throughs to verify conditions are safe to proceed
● Assist with pre-job/shift meetings to ensure workers are properly briefed as to the hazards and required controls
● Continuously observe work in the field for changed or changing conditions and verify effective application of controls and pause or stop work when needed
● Proactively identify and communicate problems at their incipient stage and assist project team with their prompt and effective resolution
● Pause or stop work, if needed
● Review ECNs for the potential introduction of new hazards and safety challenges
● Assist with project team and ESH organization in reporting safety data and information
● High school diploma (required), and associate degree from an accredited college or equivalent in a related field of study (preferred)

● 10 years + direct experience serving as a safety specialist in the construction or power industries, or Department of Energy research laboratory complex with degree OR
● 12 years + direct experience serving as a safety specialist in the construction or power industries, or Department of Energy research laboratory complex without degree

● General knowledge and experience with OSHA 1910 and 1926 requirements
● In-depth experience with core NSTX-U Recovery hazards including confined space, hazardous energy sources, elevated work, rigging and material handling, work planning and control systems
● Strong written communication skills including the preparation of technical procedures
● Ability to effectively communicate with supervisors, co-workers and front-line workers
● Experience working with multi-trade workforce including mechanical technicians/laborers, electricians and riggers.

OSHA 30-hr. certification


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