Field Safety Coordinator US WELLS Services
Summary: Field Safety Coordinators provide well site and shop/yard leadership to the Health, Safety & Environmental (“HSE”) programs and initiatives in pursuing zero injuries/incidents and development of a strong and accountable safety culture. In addition, this role provides technical support and day-to-day direction to Operations supervisors and employees to increase the protection of all company assets, with a primary focus on employees.
Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities:
- Serves as on-site role model for safety leadership, steadfastly adhering to all Company safety and HR policies.
- Works closely with Operations to support and implement positive and progressive changes in the Company’s safety culture.
- Provides regular input into the development and rollout of HSE policies and practices.
- Represents an active and involved safety presence on both shop/yard and well site locations, adhering to assigned rotational schedule to provide both technical support and coverage.
- Communicates and reinforces proper use of stop work authority (“SWA”). Encourages completion of stop cards.
- Communicates with customer HSE and/or operations personnel on any issues or concerns with USWS employees, safety procedures or incidents.
- Provides opportunities through pre-job meetings and while on location to encourage and listen to employee safety suggestions and answer questions regarding procedures.
- Reviews work site procedures reporting and correcting unsafe conditions or behaviors and providing timely feedback to Operations management. Recommends additional training or changes to processes and procedures to Operations and/or District HSE Manager to reduce risk of injury and improve performance.
- Ensures that all incidents are properly investigated and corrective actions are implemented including completion of incident reports and obtaining statements from witnesses. Conducts root cause analysis for all first aid or near-miss events via “Five Why/KSB” program (or approved equivalent) in consultation with District HSE Manager and Operations management. Ensures that incidents and other HSE reports are completed timely and accurately, and that incident reports are submitted within 24 hours.
- Assists District HSE Manager and/or HSE Director with in-depth root cause analysis meetings as needed.
- Inspects trucks entering and leaving the USWS shop/yard or well site for proper load securement, hazmat placards/signs, checks to see if drivers are doing proper pre and post trip inspections. Ensures proper moving procedures are adhered to including use of spotters
- Manages injuries by transporting or meeting employees at doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, or hospitals to ensure a proper level of care is provided. Conduct aggressive case management to minimize use of prescription drugs and invasive procedures when over the counter and more conservative treatment is a safe option. Follows up with impacted employee to ensure compliance with course of treatment.
- Monitors the proper use, control and distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”), thereby ensuring compliance with company policies and ensuring sufficient inventory controls are in place.
- Conduct regular inspections of fire extinguishers, well site containment and 3rd party supplied eye wash, safety showers and other safety equipment as needed.
- Oversees and directs environmental practice including spill prevention and response.
- Assists HSE Manager with Hazard Communication (“HazCom”) program audits and compliance activities.
- Completion and daily submission of “FSC Onsite Checklist” to District HSE Manager.
- Responsible for becoming certified as a trainer and conducting effective internal HSE related training to new and current employees including PEC Safeland, First Aid, CPR and Fork Lift or other training as needed.
- Other duties as needed or required.
Education and/or Experience:
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a field that supports the HSE function is preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Current CDL Class A (with Hazmat endorsement) preferred but not required.
Skills, Training and Experience Qualifications:
The FSC should have a minimum of 0-3 years of experience in the HSE function. Experience in oil and gas industry preferred. This role requires the individual to be able and willing to travel within the district (s) up to 75% of the time.
- Knowledgeable on applicable Health, Safety, and Environment regulations and best practices.
- Familiar with applicable DOT, Federal Motor Carrier and Hours of Service regulations.
- Sound decision-making based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
- Fosters open dialogue by inviting input from all employees.
- Ability to gain respect of operations management.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
- Good writing skills.
- Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, squat and handle equipment. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include normal office and outdoors environment including close up computer work.
Works in varied environments and geographical areas and occasionally in what may be considered harsh environments. Exposure to extreme temperatures, wind, precipitation, working at heights, and working with/near chemicals may be experienced when working in the field or plant locations. Must be available seven days per week when on duty and is required to be reachable by telephone whenever the need arises.
This role requires credibility and maintaining effective relationships with vendors, customers, members of the community, and employees of other affiliated companies, departments or divisions.
Occasional exposure to extreme temperatures, wind, precipitation, in addition to working at heights and chemicals may be experienced when working in the shop or yard. They must be available seven days per week when on duty and required to be reachable by telephone whenever the need arises. Must also limit access to the dispatch office to essential personnel to provide a professional atmosphere. Willingness to wear all necessary PPE when required.
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