Safety & Health Coordinator
Implements, coordinates and supports the health and safety programs within the NiSource natural gas distribution capital business segment with a specific focus on projects, construction and contractor activities. Programs may involve all aspects of the safety management system including, auditing, program development, safety consulting, contractor safety management and project/site field support. Position will provide professional expertise for the solution of health and safety challenges.
Position is responsible for interpreting, developing, and implementing policies, plans, and procedures dealing with a wide variety of health and safety issues. Issues are routinely related to Federal, State or local regulations. Position involves providing sound safety and health (SH) consultation to Construction leadership and employees as well as contractor safety programs and initiatives.
- Ensure/ coordinates compliance with all OSHA, EPA, DOT, and company policy procedure requirements for SH Construction activities.
- Revises existing SH materials, programs, systems or procedures for all construction assigned facilities within the business segment. Develops new training materials, programs, systems or procedures for projects and construction related safety issues.
- Prepares and obtains safety permits or approvals.
- Prepares formal comments on new rules and regulations for submission to State or Federal agencies. Acts as a company representative for interaction with regulatory agencies, inspections, etc.
- Collaborates with peers to prepare Policies, Plans and Procedures to be implemented across multiple business units. Develops or oversee the development of site specific safety plans, local and state safety committees, investigation or remediation work plans, etc.
- Effectively works independently or as a member of a project team or leader of a project team of Coordinators.
- Negotiates simple issues with State, Federal or County regulators.
- Manage third party consultants who collect information needed for contractor safety, job sites and projects, negative exposure assessments, contaminated soil, groundwater or surface water.
- Expected to understand when to seek assistance from attorneys, other experts, governmental officials to assess and act on SH circumstances.
- Prepares summaries, inspection forms, interpretations, etc. for construction operations on the requirements of new or existing OSHA, EPA, DOT or other regulations.
- Advises Construction Project operations on permits or approvals needed for simple projects along with associated timeframes.
- Works closely with Projects and Construction operations personnel to oversee and maintain safety programs, systems and procedures
- Investigates collisions, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards or uncomfortable conditions in the work place. Leads and participates in root cause analysis and post incident investigations. Where the investigation determines changes in work practices are necessary, oversee the development and implementation of those changes and corrective actions.
- Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment, to minimize the hazard potential or environmental impact.
- Implements and maintains budgets or other financial information.
- Provide third party contractor database support for evaluating, monitoring and reporting of current/potential contractors/business partners.
- Oversee contractor safety performance data, lagging/leading indicators, contractor loss event and near miss reporting programs, assist in contractor incident investigations, and overall support of contractor safety management program elements.
- Recognized as a Company expert.
- College degree in occupational health and safety, safety management, safety science, construction management with a safety emphasis or other safety-related discipline required. Equivalent commensurate safety-related work experience may be substituted in part.
- Work independently and use professional judgment.
- Two to five years of experience in one or more of the functional areas such as occupational or construction safety, risk management, loss control, etc. or academic equivalent preferred.
- Ability to compose technical information, prepare manuals, policies, procedures and scripts.
- Diversified and thorough knowledge of state and federal safety and health regulatory programs required, with natural gas distribution and construction specific knowledge preferred.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with employees at all levels of the organization and from other organizations.
- Proficient with computers and other modern office equipment.
- Ability to take direction from a variety of people and processes and work as a member of a team.
- Strong problem-solving capabilities.
- Sound leadership abilities and integrity.
Place: 50% indoors; 50% outdoors. Sitting 50%, standing/walking 35%, kneeling/bending/stooping 15%. Overtime and travel (25%) required. Motor vehicle check required.
Inclusion & Diversity
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.
Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.
Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.
How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at careers.nisource.com before November 21st!