• Safety Specialist - Construction

    Location US-TX-San Antonio
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/5/2018 3:57 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Safety, Health, and Risk Mgmt.
    Regular Full-Time
    Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
    Mary Clark
    Recruiter 2 : Full Name: First Last
  • Overview

    Responsible for the application of the Raba Kistner, Inc. (RKEW) Enterprise Wide Health and Safety program which includes planning, developing, and coordinating compliance with applicable federal, state, and local safety and environmental regulations, laws, codes, and rules in order to preserve human health and environmental integrity for corporate, regional, and project site offices.


    • Maintains and assures that all applicable employee safety recordkeeping and reporting requirements are met for federal, state, and local governmental agencies, ISNET and all other Client requirements
    • Facilitates regular Employee Safety Committee meetings and acts as liaison to RKEW Health and Safety Officers
    • Serves as a member of the Health and Safety Steering Committee
    • Assists with the coordination of the quarterly Health and Safety Steering Committee meetings
    • Documents environmental, safety, and health concerns and assures that the issues are resolved
    • Administers Enterprise wide Health and Safety Training Program; to include annual evaluation and recommendation of training needs, conducting group training sessions, and continuous review for effectiveness of training modules as to addressing needs processes and procedures
    • Assists with the development and implementation and completion of annual RKEW Health and Safety plan
    • Ensures compliance with Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) program
    • Conducts RKEW routine office/work site audits for Health and Safety issues and compliance
    • Coordinates and or conducts the sampling of noise, toxic, and physical hazards when required
    • Serves as RKEW Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)


    • Review multiple state and federal laws and Raba Kistner (RK) procedures to ensure the compliance, safety, and efficiency of the RK Radiation Safety Program. The multiple states are where RK is currently working and new states where RK will be providing our services as the projects/offices get started
    • Prepare documentation for submittal for license renewals, license amendments, and the adding of new locations
    • Perform and/or review investigations of overexposures, accidents, losses, thefts, unauthorized receipts, misuses, or other deviations from approved radiation safety practice and implement corrective actions when necessary
    • Respond to radiation safety emergencies, and prepare and submit reports to the appropriate governing bodies
    • Perform radiation safety audits and recommend improvements
    • Consolidate and computerize various program aspects. Improve and advance the overall culture of the Radiation Safety Program
    • Establish and track key performance indicator
    • Must possess the desire to develop the position and take on a more compliant role in the future
    • RK is willing to provide formal training in the establishment and maintenance of a radiation protection program
    • Must possess organizational skills and desire to maintain a radiation protection program\]Willingness to attain RSO certification within 90 days of employment
    • Conducts field safety inspections
    • Assists Project Managers, with preparation of responses to safety questionnaires
    • Assist with the preparation of project specific safety plans for work sites
    • Maintains electronic repository of files of site safety plans
    • Assists in development of weekly/monthly reports for distribution to senior management regarding EMR, Vehicle accidents, TRIR, weekly Health and Safety Reports, others TBD
    • Assures that workers are qualified to wear appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Conducts job hazard analysis to determine required PPE
    • Identifies RKEW hazardous waste streams and coordinates with appropriate departments for proper temporary storage and ultimate disposal
    • Monitors status of fire extinguishers and other lifesaving equipment for RKEW
    • Assures fire drills are conducted
    • Understand, adhere and participate in the Raba Kistner Health and Safety and Behavior Based Safety Programs and set a good safety example
    • Other duties as assigned by Direct Report


    • High School diploma required, preferred Bachelor of Science degree, in the Health/Safety discipline
    • Minimum of 5 years’ with in health and safety. Prior Experience in AEC construction or industrial industry a must
    • Strong communication skills to interact with employees, managers, agencies, vendors and sub-contractors. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required
    • Ability to set priorities and follow through on problems
    • Ability to travel 40 - 60%
    • Strong proven writing skills
    • Analytical skills to identify and describe problem areas and recommend solutions
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Possess valid Texas driver license and meet company’s auto insurability requirements
    • 40-hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course or ability to certify
    • Ability to perform duties in Level A personal protection clothing, as required
    • Moderate lifting and carrying (less than 45 lbs.) of tools and equipment
    • Walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, climbing, and repeated bending as needed while working on sites
    • Ability to distinguish colors and shades of color for identification and analysis
    • Climbing and descending trailers, trucks, while carrying instruments and tools
    • Speak loudly and plainly enough to be understood at a 5-ft. distance in a drilling/construction environment having a background sound level of 85 dab
    • Hear a conversational tone of voice at 1-ft. distance in a drilling/construction environment having a background sound level of 85 dab
    • Ability to comply with all attendance and tardy requirements as per company policy
    • Ability to drive company vehicle, manage and complete all assigned jobs, efficiently and on time

    Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.

    Raba Kistner supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    HR Contact: Mary Clark 210-694-3625
    Tey Lundy: 210-545-0008




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