Health & Safety Officer @ Orlando, Florida

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NorthStar Published: February 17, 2017 (11 days ago)
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NorthStar Demolition and Remediation, LP

Through it's operating subsidiaries, provides environmental remediation and demolition services to a diverse client base through it's national network of over thirty (35) offices located throughout the US and Hawaii. NorthStar is ranked as the #1 Specialty Contractor by ENR magazine and has been in business since 1986.

A Health & Safety Officer is needed to ensure that each project, completed by their respective branch, is accomplished in such a manner that a safe and healthy work environment is provided for all NorthStar employees, employees of other trades, visitors to the site, and members of the surrounding community, and that no damage is inflicted upon the environment.

Ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local, Safety and Environmental regulations.

Ensure compliance with all NorthStar standard operating procedures, safety programs and policies including but not limited to:
                                                - SOP for ACM, Lead, Mold and Other Hazardous Materials.

                                                - Demolition Safety Procedures

                                                - Medical Surveillance Programs

                                                - Respiratory Protection Program

                                                - Hazard Communication Program

                                                - Safety and Accident Prevention Program

                                                - Drug and Alcohol Policy
                                                - Fall Protection Policy
                                                - Incident Reporting Policy

Administer the Safety Awareness Program to ensure a safety culture among the work force via:                           

                                    - Conducting Safety Training

                                    - Insure Compliance with Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Program.
                                     - Performing Site and Fixed location Compliance Audits
                                     - Promoting NorthStar’s Safety Incentive Programs (SIP).

Safety Officers will administer the company’s workers compensation insurance program within their area of responsibility, including; ensuring prompt and proper medical treatment for injured employees, communicating the work status of the injured worker after initial and each subsequent doctor’s visit (if applicable). Obtaining releases from treating physicians or coordinating an early return to work.  

Insure each incident (Bodily Injury, Auto, and General Liability) is documented and reported to the Corporate Safety Office. Personally conduct and document a thorough formal accident investigation for every OSHA recordable injury in preparation for a Management Incident review meeting. 

Monthly Branch Reviews, documenting branch safety performance, and the Regulatory Inspection Log must be submitted to the Corporate Safety Office on a monthly basis and not later than the fifth working day of the following month.

Assist as directed by Branch/Operations Managers in the initial set up of new projects and safety monitoring and management of ongoing projects; including, but not limited to, writing work plans, conducting hazard assessments, performing and documenting exposure assessments, conducting orientation training prior to project start or task specific training prior to task assignment. The safety officer is expected to locate and establish business relationships at occupational clinics near projects and/or branch office. 

Conduct job sites safety and environmental compliance audits. Document site visits on the NorthStar Safety Inspection Reports and document corrective actions for any deficiencies found. Insure that every project is analyzed for fall hazards and that timely completion and submittal of the “Fall Hazard Analysis” to Corporate Safety is accomplished. Any project with a potential fall hazard of 15 feet or greater must have a “Fall Hazard Assessment” approved by the Corporate Director of Health & Safety.

Maintain the Authorized Driver Program to ensure that only drivers authorized by NorthStar Corporate Health and Safety operate NorthStar vehicles.

Personally conduct an accident investigation for every incident involving a NorthStar vehicle, which results in an injury or vehicle/property damage.

Coordinate and participate in all Loss Control inspections including accompanying inspectors NorthStar’s Insurance Carriers during their inspections.

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