Job Description

Region Site Safety Manager

Job# 5173 - Region Site Safety Manager

The role of Region Site Safety Manager is to manage the safety program to promote a “Zero Harm” environment at their site on their projects.
Primary Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Implement and administer the MSD GES Safety Program at each project site in the region. Work with the CM, MSD project team members, and mentor them on safety requirements
  • Coordinate site safety activities with GES project managers at each site
  • Lead JSA/SPA program on each of the projects at the site, & review permitting processes being used on projects
  • Liaison to the MSD GSE Client Health, Safety and Environment Department at each site where the projects are being done
  • Monitor that environmental/material handling activities are in compliance with MSD standards at the site
  • Formulation & administration of Zero Harm Safety Program. (SOR, Near Miss, First Aid Reporting) at the site
  • Monitor that weekly Site Safety meetings for each project are being held, and participate
  • Preparation of Safety Man-Hour, SOR, and other monthly reporting information, and be sure it is inputted into Trackwise
  • In charge of project accident report system. Be sure accidents are reported within 24 hours or sooner
  • Accident investigation on projects. Removal of Fear Factor is a key factor
  • Organize and support safety training and assistance at the site level
  • Ensure full compliance with applicable region HSE regulations
  • Develop and maintain incentive programs for each project
  • Weekly documented job site safety inspections
  • Review injury/incident reports for completeness
  • Ensure subcontract compliance with applicable safety regulations
  • Monitor that safety reviews are being done at pre-bid and pre-award meetings
  • Implement a Project Safety Culture measurement tool for the site, which includes Systems, Leadership, and Culture measurements, and integrate this with the Region Manager
  • Review Logistics plans for each project for completeness and safety
  • Be a mentor for all project team members on safety. Work with the contractor management and foremen to raise their safety awareness and hazard recognition.
  • Participate and collaborate in developing Project Execution plans and SHE plans for new projects. Be involved in CM and Contractor selection for new projects
  • Lead the mentorship program and conduct periodic meetings
  • Mentor selection
  • Coordinate/lead the training effort for OSHA 10/30
  • Participate and maintain positive and effective Union Leadership relations
  • Support OSHA 10/30 training for the region and refresher programs
  • Participate in periodic Tier meetings
  • Support Safety Leading/Lagging indicators in the region
  • Participate and deliver communications such as Regional Newsletters, Guest Speakers, Safety Bulletins, and Safe by Choice media
  • Identify trends in performance and make necessary adjustment to align with Merck expectations
  • Manage rule breaking effectively
  • Ensure contractors adhere to Client and OSHA standards through site procedures
  • Support and participate in onboarding processes including site orientation, training, pre/post bid alignment and safety culture
  • Oversee high risk work and cut sheet programs
  • Oversee weekly GES Safety Checklists and coordinate project safety walks and CAPA
  • Oversee and participate in Management of Change for safeties sake
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent safety experience
  • OSHA 30 Training
  • Leadership experience preferably in a safety role
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Program and/or project management experience a plus
  • Excellent up and down communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead onboarding process at pre-bid and bid meetings
  • Budget management experience or support
  • People supervision experience
  • Mentorship program management and upkeep
  • Union leadership interaction experience a plus
  • Computer proficiency i.e.) Microsoft Office
  • Project logistics experience a plus
  • Maintain a positive Safety Culture
  • Safety statistics and compilation
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Field experience with OSHA regulations
  • Other safety certifications; CHST or CSP a plus
  • 5S project management or equivalent experience
  • Ability to manage change safely
  • References

    • Field Interaction Skills
      • Proven real time experience with Safety Officers on projects that demonstrate the following:
        • Conduct/participate and analyze either a Safety or Peer Review
          • Ability to recognize field issues, deficiencies and mitigation
          • OSHA 30 and Client Standards Adherence- Demonstrate experience with finding rule breaches and CAPA
          • Conduct a CAPA
            • Ability to recognize, evaluate and correct hazards in accordance with our safety standard and audit procedure on a consistent basis
        • Demonstrate at least 3 Hazard recognition and correction
        • Risk assessment and mitigation
        • Project safety experience- Demonstrates organization maintenance and improvement
        • Project safety experience- Demonstrates participation in project safety and logistics planning
        • Project logistics experience
    • Leadership Skills
      • Demonstrate leadership experience in safety
      • Demonstrate communication and presentation skills
      • Obtain feedback from subordinates on leadership skills of Safety Officers
      • Demonstrate excellent interaction and communication skills
      • Promote and demonstrate team leadership abilities
      • Safety officer management (Direct/Indirect) across portfolio of engineering projects
      • Provide an example of Management of Change
    • Administrative Skills
      • Demonstrate ability to operate within budget
      • Demonstrate computer proficiency
      • Demonstrate leading indicator performance tracking and improvement
      • Demonstrate organizational skills
      • Demonstrate up and down communications
      • 5S project management maintenance and oversight

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