Friday, December 12, 2014


Safety Manager.
 1)  Conduct periodic (several times per week) review of safety behaviours and conditions as a method for tracking trends.
 2)  Review and interpret safety trends within specific projects and company wide.
 3)  Assist with job hazard analysis especially in the pre-bid planning phase and anytime the scope changes.
 4)  Provide or obtain consultation regarding chemical hazards identification in work areas, which may affect your workers.
 5)  Review and interpret MSDS materials for the employees.
 6)  Facilitate a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs assesment and provide recommendations.
 7)  Conduct periodic review of tasks plans and the pre-task planning process to asses actual practices with planned practices.
 8)  Asses crew job functions with regard to their potential for developing a cumulative trauma injury (ergonomics).
 9)  Conduct incident and accident investigations lessons learned with the outcome of providing feedback to the project.
10) Facilitate communications between crew members, foreman, general foreman, project managers and other appropriate parties.
11) Facilitate collaborative efforts for solving problems.
12) Comprehend and help ensure that work restrictions identified in the Return to Work Policy are honored by all parties.
13) Assure that there is uniform interpretations and implementation of OSHA and other appropriate regulatory agency regulations.
14) Facilitate the availability of appropriate safety training for managers and crew members.

The Safety Manager/Representative must be able to function as a "competent person" in all safety areas which are applicable to the scope of work being performed. Examples of these areas of competence may include but are not limited to the following:

 1)  Confined Space
 2)  Lock Out Tag Out
 3)  Fall Protection
 4)  Scaffold Erection
 5)  Lift Operation (forklifts/cranes...)
 6)  Hazcom
 7)  First Aid and CPR
 8)  Emergency Evacuation Procedures
 9)  Crises management / Serious Accident Protocol
10) Teaching and coaching skills
11) Excavation/Trenching
12) Rigging
13) Electrical Safety
14) Recordkeeping
15) Ergonomics