Construction Safety Officer Job Description

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Construction safety officers work on construction sites where they are primarily responsible for ensuring that all the workers are working in a safe environment and are following established policies and safety regulations.

These professionals work closely with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They locate sources of possible hazards on construction sites, including toxic materials, potential electrocution, and structural threats to human life, and devise ways to reduce or completely eliminate such hazards from the sites thus reducing the chances of accidents and injuries. Typical duties of a construction safety officer include conducting safety audits and inspections on the site, implementing safety policies, eliminating health and safety risks, developing emergency procedures, and training employees and visitors.

To work in the capacity of a construction safety officer, an individual should possess skills like good communication skills, listening skills, organizational and record keeping abilities, and profound knowledge of industry standards and regulations (OSHA). Education requirement for this job is a Bachelor’s Degree in occupational health or a related field.

 

Construction Safety Officer Job Description

 

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• Assist with the preparation of a construction health and safety plan
• Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures
• Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity.
• Identify hazards and unsafe work practices and provide recommendations on how to eliminate these issues.
• Check workers to make sure that they are wearing safety clothing and gear such as helmets and jackets.
• Inspect all equipment and tools that workers will use during their shift.
• Conduct daily environmental and safety audits
• Investigate accidents, incidents or near misses to determine the underlying
causes and handle worker’s compensation claims.
• Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management
• Educate workers about the company’s safety policy and procedures that they need to follow.
• Store hazardous materials and dangerous equipment in specially designated storage places.
• Inspect and examine all health and safety related complaints, workplace accidents, outbreaks of diseases, the spill of hazardous toxins or poison.
• Provide educational training and seminars to workers.
• Conduct safety trainings and orientations.
• Ensure that pertinent safety inspections/reports are submitted as required.