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Elkton, Virginia
United States
Job Categories:
Construction Safety
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Construction /Architecture
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Site Safety Manager

Bilingual preferred

Job Summary
Cooper Electrical Construction takes safety seriously, and we require all of our employees to use the industry practices to keep everyone safe on the job. We are currently looking for an experienced Bilingual Site Safety Manager to work under the direction of the Sr. Director – Corporate Safety. Responsibilities includes providing support to the project management team, superintendents, foremen and workers. This position coordinates the day-to-day safety requirements of the assigned project. The ideal candidate will have experience in the construction industry (particularly commercial or industrial construction) and understand the specific safety issues inherent to construction sites. The job includes significant field work, so reliable transportation and a flexible schedule are a must.

Essential Functions:
• Provide support to the project by maintaining a visible presence to the field performing independent site walks and identify an array of safety issues.
• Provide oversight to multiple construction projects simultaneously
• Communicate (verbal and/or written) with Safety Director and Client Representatives to ensure they are informed of safety matters at the job sites.
• Utilize OSHA 1926 and other applicable regulations.
• Ensure general contractor’s compliance with all safety rules and procedures.
• Attend project meetings and address safety issues with staff.
• Ensure that all incidents are reported immediately.
• Advise contractor and supervisor of non-compliance issues, including preparing recommendations based on findings.
• Participate and assist the Superintendent and foreman in the investigation of incidents to determine root cause, and corrective actions where necessary.
• Host weekly safety talks with employees on the job site.
• Communicate, coach and assist the field staff to ensure that all safety expectations are understood and met.
• Initiate follow-up on issues to ensure compliance.
• Recommend programs, policies and processes to manage construction safety.
• Ensure new hires are orientated to the Cooper safety program, and all required documentation is completed accurately and forwarded to the Safety Director.
• Teach safety-related classes and perform accident investigations; investigate near-misses.
• Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Associate Degree in related field.
• 5 to 10 years’ construction safety experience.
• Certification in CPR and First Aid preferred.
• OSHA 510 and/or 500 a plus.
• OSHA 30 hours.
• Must Possess a valid state driver’s license.
• Bi-lingual preferred.
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret contract documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients, subcontractors, or employees of the organization.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.
• Excellent analytical, problem solving skills.
• Able to crawl, climb over obstacles, walk on uneven surfaces, and able to climb ladders without assistance.
• Able to enter confined spaces or work on high-elevation task locations.


Skills / Knowledge:
• Excellent working knowledge of health and safety management systems; OSHA CFR 1926 standards or the state construction safety regulations.
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Customer services mindset with drive to establish and continuously improve processes to ensure efficiency.
• Detail oriented and dependability are of utmost importance.
• Effective organizational, stress and time management skills.
• Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Ability to be resourceful, work with a team and independently.
• Willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• This description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to determine specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Essential functions and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.


Classification: Non-Exempt

Employment Status: Full Time

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Cooper Electrical Construction Company provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristics. Further, it is the policy of Cooper Electrical Construction Company to undertake affirmative action in compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements.