Safety Specialist Job in Charlottesville


Safety Specialist Job in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA


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For over two decades, Hourigan has established itself as the “go-to” firm when it comes to managing complex projects and delivering them to the highest standards. Our portfolio is filled with many success stories, but we’re most proud of the strong relationships we have built and continue to grow. Our relationship-centered approach starts with our employees. We are looking for people who embody our values of fairness, integrity, and trust. We want self-starters who take ownership in their work and value building and maintaining relationships every step along the way. We take pride in our desire to become better every day, providing our employees with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.

Hourigan has an opening for a Safety Specialist. This position is responsible for ensuring safety compliance by our employees and subcontractors working at our jobsites, as well as assisting our Safety Directors with safety trainings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Support Hourigan’s safety culture by setting an example of following all safe work practices and procedures.

Conduct jobsite inspections at the direction of the Safety Director; help identify findings and recommend corrective action
Facilitate or assist with safety training and orientations, as well as first aid/CPR trainings.

Conduct or assist weekly safety meetings
Participate in pre-construction meetings for Hourigan projects, highlighting project safety needs and issues.

Verify subcontractors training on all applicable equipment.

Assist with the development of site-specific safety procedures.

Confirm that employees are issued personal protective equipment; manage PPE inventory

Qualifications and Experience:

BS in Safety and Health or related degree, and/or equivalent experience

1-3 years of experience in Safety and Environmental Health in a Commercial Construction environment is preferred

OSHA 30, OSHA 510, or OSHA 500 certification required.

First Aid/CPR/AED certifications required
Working knowledge of construction safety principles, techniques, and methods.

Strong understanding of OSHA laws, regulations, and policies.

Capable of identifying known potential exposures and recommending corrective action.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Work, Power Point, Project, etc.)
Tolerance for ambiguity and change in a high speed environment.

Applies a customer-centric mindset to all work efforts.

Highly entrepreneurial and self-motivated with the ability to work equally well individually or in a team setting.

Exhibits Hourigan’s commitment to excellence through meeting and exceeding both internal and external customer expectations and displaying only the utmost integrity.

Some travel may be required



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