Woodruff Construction, LLC Safety Specialist in Ames, Iowa
Woodruff Construction, LLC is a general contractor founded in 1956 which offers award-winning design-build, construction management and project development services to clients across Iowa, with offices in Ames, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, and Waterloo. Our team not only strives to achieve our clients' goals and visions, but to also provide them with an enjoyable building experience.
We provide a dynamic environment where each individual is challenged to be his or her best, and we are continually searching for qualified professionals to join our team. Woodruff is committed to employing a diverse workforce and encourages those with a wide range of backgrounds to inquire about our job opportunities. Build your future with us.
Woodruff Construction is looking for a Safety Specialist out of its Ames office.The Safety Specialist is responsible for ensuring employees have a safe place in which to work, examines ways to keep the work environment safe and secure, develops guidelines for a safer and more efficient way of working while complying with applicable OSHA standards and regulations. The successful employee will exhibit Woodruff's core values of Family, Service, Purposeful, Dependability and Enjoyment.
Maintains applicable OSHA training to perform their duties
Provide or coordinate necessary training to personnel to ensure tasks are completed safely
Perform New-Hire orientations and required trainings
Ensure projects have safety plans including job specific plans using OSHA guidelines and Woodruff safety policies and procedures
Regular check-ins with field leaders, project managers, and field operations managers to assist with resolving safety issues that are in red on the regional project scorecard
Research OSHA guidelines and other industry best practices
Controls hazardous working conditions and unsafe employee practices through site visits, site specific safety plans and education of all personnel
Perform regular safety audits of projects
Complete action items as they relate to improvements identified in weekly safety audits and near miss observations.
Complete root cause analysis and assists with implementation of identified solutions for incident investigations and near misses
Assist in documentation and implementation of required or desired changes in safety program
Assist in consistently maintaining and cascading the company’s safety program
Review subcontractor safety submittals and other related items
Coordinate weekly toolbox talk program
Assist warehouses in managing inventory of PPE and other safety equipment
Follow and promote safe work practices and safe working conditions in accordance with all Federal, State and Local regulations and owner/contractual requirements in a manner that promotes cooperation and improved morale
Review and address project safety documentation (observations, near misses, incidents, etc.) and photos
Attend and document safety committee meetings
At Woodruff, We attribute our success to the investment and retention of our quality employees. Our firm values its employees and offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive salary with project performance based bonuses
Generous health insurance benefits
Paid time off
Basic life insurance
Flexible spending account
401K retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement and continuing education
Direct payroll deposit
Employee assistance program
Company cell phone and laptop