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Safety Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Quintana, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/07/2018
  • Duration: 4 months
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The Role:
Job Title : Safety Specialist
Job Type: Temp / Contract
Status: Fulltime
Start Date : 07/23/2018
End Date : 11/23/2018

Job Duties :
The timeframe of the position is 4 months with the potential to extend. The position will work nights with some weekly overtime. The initial two weeks will be spent on days for training.

Position Description:

The Safety Specialist reports directly to the Occupational Health & Safety Superintendent and indirectly to the Health & Safety Specialist.

Under general supervision, implements programs, policies, procedures and processes in support of client's Health and Safety strategies, including but not limited to:
emergency planning, emergency response, industrial hygiene assessments, accident prevention, investigations, root cause analysis, safety compliance issues, aspects of safety management systems, process safety, behavior based safety process, contractor safety and assist with other general safety, health and environmental tasks.
Also, maintains good working knowledge of a wide variety of health and safety regulations and issues, as well as proposed changes.
The Safety Specialist is responsible for performing safety tasks to ensure compliance with the various federal, state and local regulatory requirements in-support of the LNG and pipeline operations.
Other duties may include coordinating regulatory inspections, performing regulatory audits, inspections & tasks, providing technical advice to operations/maintenance, conducting training, assisting in the preparation of presentations and technical reports, as well as interpretation of data.
Has knowledge of LNG or other cryogenic hydrocarbon liquids, transportation, storage and commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the safety field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
Additionally responsible for assisting the health, safety and environmental compliance efforts at all FLNG facilities within guidelines set by the Occupational Health & Safety Superintendent.
This includes safety, health services, environmental, security, pipeline transportation, process safety and responsible care functions in an effort to minimize occupational and environmental accidents, injuries and hazards. Work closely with operations and maintenance on permitting of work, field verification, and proper completion of the permit process.

Essential Functions & Duties/Responsibilities:

Assists in managing content server program in areas associated with safety aspects.
Manage all safety related documents.
Perform process safety related reviews/audits. (HazID, HazOp, Alarm Rationalization, PSSR)
Provide oversight for contractor safety.
Will act as a liaison for contractor onboarding.
Conduct safety training sessions as necessary; schedule & facilitate sessions with internal and external instructors.
Assist in coordinating emergency response drills and exercises with outside agencies
Source additional safety material and/or make suggestions on new safety topics/initiatives.
Work with management and training coordinator to develop a safety training plan for each position.
Assist in annual safety training needs analysis.
Lead internal audits & compliance effectiveness regarding safety.
Conduct field audits of active work permits.
Audit and maintain completed work permits for designated time for regulatory compliance.
Conduct observations and feedback as part of our BBS process.
Conduct inspections of FLNG facilities operations and maintenance activities relative to OSHA Standards and other regulatory agencies.
Liaison with the Emergency Response Coordinator concerning Confined Space Permits, Hot Work Permits and Critical Left Permits in an auditing and communications role.
Consult with company management to confirm safety program objectives are identified and met.
Develop proficient knowledge of the various regulations and laws applicable to all FLNG facilities and be able to explain them to management.
Represent and serve as the safety representative to the various regulatory and community agencies
Will be at times the lead representative of the company for audits in health and safety matters.
Own and track the plant incident database.
Perform root cause analysis for incident investigations.
Will be lead investigator at times.
Produce and maintain Safety and HSSE records and reports as required by governmental agencies and client.
Stay well-informed of changes in laws and regulations that impact the safety program and recommend changes needed for compliance.
Manage SAP Environmental Health and Safety modules
Proactively and continuously improve HSE and other site related training.
Actively track and schedule periodic health related programs such as employee audiometric testing, respirator fit tests, employee physicals, etc. as required to ensure regulatory compliance and fitness for duty.
Assist Industrial Hygiene staff in execution of exposure assessments and sampling plans.
Work closely with all personnel to impact and influence the client Safety culture.
Other duties assigned and deemed necessary by management

Key Relationships within and outside the Company:

Internal: OHS Superintendent, Production Manager, Operations & Maintenance Superintendents, Regulatory Compliance, Human Resources.
External: Government agencies (FERC, USCG, DOT, OSHA, TCEQ, TRRC, etc.), Training System Vendor(s), Community Agencies (CAER), Brazosport Contractors Safety Council (BCSC)

HSE Roles and Responsibilities:

Support the policies, efforts, and programs of client's Health, Safety and Environmental Management System.
Actively participate in the HSSE Management System Policies. Ensure that HSSE concerns are given priority in all activities completed within their area of responsibility.
Implement routine inspections to ensure safe operating conditions.

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