A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Department of Environment, Health & Safety is seeking a Construction Safety Specialist to provide on-site construction safety service to the University of Michigan's internal Construction Services department, which includes Skilled Trades personnel working across campus and Michigan Medicine.
Work as part of the team to conduct job site inspections, including verbal and written communication of issues identified in the field to management
Work plan reviews
Assist in job safety planning
Near miss and incident reporting
Review injury & illness data for statistical reporting and champion the employee safety committee
Comply with all occupational health, safety and environmental rules and regulations, and University policies and guidelines
Optional participation on the departmental emergency response team.
Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, construction safety, industrial hygiene or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
Minimum 2 years construction safety experience.
Considerable knowledge and application of modern health and safety principles and practices.
Considerable knowledge and application of applicable MIOSHA/OSHA regulations.
OSHA 10-Hour Certification, or ability to obtain.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Work independently, exercise initiative and good judgment, and provide follow through with customers.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
Knowledge of and ability to use computer applications, such as word processing, email, spreadsheet and databases.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Ability to pass physical examinations to utilize personal protective equipment.
Professional certification such as an Associate Safety Professional/Certified Safety Professional/Construction Health and Safety Technician is highly desirable.
Some experience in program development and EHS project management.
Professional affiliations and participation in professional organizations and conferences; including presentations and committee work is desirable.
M-F daytime hours. Additional work hours may occasionally be required during nights and early mornings, and weekends to respond to emergencies or other time sensitive/critical events and to provide employee education.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 177833
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