Safety & Health Technician in Houston, TX
Company Conformance Statement
In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:
- Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
- Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.
- Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
Safety and Health Specialists are required to:
- Comply with all applicable safety- and health-related rules, regulations, and procedures;
- Work safely themselves and help their teammates work safely;
- Assist supervisors and managers in identifying and mitigating potentially hazardous conditions; and
- Help the organization maintain a safe and healthy workplace.
Purpose of the position
Provide Safety and Health oversight of high priority Facilities Contract Construction jobs onsite at the NASA Johnson Space Center (including Center, SCTF, and Ellington Field). Document daily tailgate safety meetings and activity/deficiency reports as requested. Provide technical assistance, with limited supervision, to ensure work by NASA subcontract employees meets institutional health and safety programs requirements and compliance with regulatory requirements and national consensus guidelines.
Principal Responsibilities of the Position
- Works the hours to cover the work crew. Hours may be four 10-hour days or five 8-hour days per week and may include some additional weekend work hours. Four day work hours may begin at 0600hrs. Weekly workday hours and work locations may change.
- Assures work being done minimizes at risk conditions and eliminates unsafe acts. Ensures workers use and post Hazardous Operations Permits (HOPs), JHAs with hazards, including manual lifting (50-lb max), and signage as required.
- Supports daily safety tailgate meetings and shares Lessons Learned or observations with the crew.
- Prepares and provides safety management with summarized reports and recommends proactive solutions to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents.
- Inspects work areas throughout the day to ensure compliance with requirements and governmental and NASA safety, health, and environmental regulations. Ensures equipment inspections, e.g. daily mobile aerial platform checklists, ladder inspections, and fall harness inspections, are completed and documented when required. Check training records expiration dates to ensure compliance.
- Reports safety violations to appropriate authorities to ensure that issues are addressed in a timely manner.
- Reporting all incidents, including but not limited to injuries, illnesses, and near-misses, to the Safety Office.
- Ensures SDSs for any hazardous materials required for the project have been approved by the Safety Office.
- Ensures wastes and scraps are properly disposed of or recycled in compliance with JSC requirements. All environmental concerns are addressed prior to work starting.
Education and Experience Requirements
- High School degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST) Certification preferred.
- Five more years of health and safety field experience is required
- Experience with elevated work (fall protection, scaffolds, and ladders), mobile aerial platforms, ergonomics, construction work, and union craftsmen is preferred.
- Experience working with federal and state environmental, health, and safety regulations.
- Experience working with control and prevention theories, principle, and practices.
- Experience working with reporting and documentation related to health and safety.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to obtain required NASA badge.
- Must be able to provide a certified Birth Certificate (with state seal), Passport, or INS Citizenship documents on date of hire (candidate will be sent home if this paperwork is not provided upon arrival on date of hire).
- Must have the ability to communicate the English language, both verbally and written, in an effective manner.
- Must have, and maintain, a valid Texas driver’s license.
- Must be able to pass a Pre-Employment background check and drug screen test.
- Clean, neat, and professional personal appearance.
- Will ensure quality and completeness of work in a safe and timely manner as well as ensuring areas worked are clean, neat and ready for customer’s needs when complete.
Special Knowledge and Skills Required
- Organizational and planning skills.
- Analytical and problem solving skills.
- Communication skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to interact professionally with various levels of employees and the public.
- Ability to read, interpret, and apply regulatory codes and standards.
- Willingness to travel.
- Prior knowledge of NASA site, experienced with working on government installations preferred.
- Previous experience with construction work.