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Safety Coordinator

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Span Construction & Engineering, Inc.
California, United States (on-site)
15 days ago




Job Status:

Full Time

FLSA Status:


Reports to:

Director of Safety

Amount of Travel Required:


Job Type:


Positions Supervised:  


Work Schedule:

6 days a week; 8-12 hours a day

* Work schedules may vary depending upon production demands. Jobs may be performed throughout the United States and internationally on occasion. Overtime hours are usual.  This is a traveling position.  Safety Coordinators will travel from job site to job site, spending two to three weeks on each site.

Position Summary

The Safety Coordinator is one of the most important roles in our organization.  This position assists in the development, coordination, and execution of Company-wide and project-specific safety programs and works to ensure the safety of employees, subcontractors, vendors, and the public.  The Safety Coordinator enforces the Company’s safety standards on jobsites as well as local and federal safety laws and regulations.  The incumbent conducts training for employees to develop safe work plans for all project phases and tasks.   This position requires strong leadership skills and is the embodiment of safety as one of the Company’s Core Values.

 Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 Essential Functions                                                      

 Safety Responsibilities

  • Prioritizes safety as the utmost importance and promotes a culture throughout the field that makes safety the primary focus for all employees at all times.
  • Fosters and enforces a behavior-based culture of safety while ensuring compliance with Federal, state, and local safety laws and regulations.
  • Assists in creating, developing, and implementing safety incentive programs which reward targeted behaviors and results.
  • Ensures safety and health training meets the needs of internal and external requirements (i.e., clients and regulating entities) so our workforce has the proper training to safely perform tasks and jobs.
  • Manages hazard assessment activities by (1) conducting and/or supervising safety inspections, and (2) analyzing inspection and incident data to identify opportunities to develop preventative and corrective measures.
  • Identifies opportunities to minimize workplace injuries, accidents, and health problems.
  • Conducts incident investigations, performs root cause analyses, assists in analyzing and reviewing trends, and assists in the development and implementation of corrective actions and programs across the Company based on analysis results.
  • Reviews safety training and recommends revisions, improvements, and updates.
  • Presents and executes worksite-specific plans.
  • Consults building codes, governmental regulations, and other emergency response agencies.
  • Assists in developing site-specific emergency evacuation plans and other emergency response plans (ERPs).
  • Inspects safety equipment and recommends replacements.
  • Reviews accidents and incidents reported by employees, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Conducts employee training on applicable safety standards.
  • Coaches safety improvement on site and sets a personal example for safety.
  • Gathers insight on risks and their reasons. 
  • Gives balanced feedback to observed workers. 
  • Identifies barriers and obstacles to safe behavior.
  • Promotes a strong behavior-based safety culture on job sites.
  • May participate in the Company’s safety committee.

 Other Responsibilities/Duties

  • Fully understands and shares a passion for the Company’s core values, vision, mission, and objectives.
  • Builds positive and productive working relationships with clients to ensure client needs are met or exceeded.
  • Provides best-in-class customer service to internal and external clients by addressing issues, questions, or concerns in a timely and proficient manner.
  • Endeavors to stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and tends in the construction and safety fields.
  • Projects a positive image of the organization to employees, clients, industry, and community.
  • Maintains a “value added” approach to all aspects and phases of construction projects.
  • Participates fully as a team member in building an atmosphere of openness, honesty, respect, cooperation, and accountability. Is visible, approachable, accountable, and available.
  • Performs other duties as required by circumstances or assigned by the Director of Safety.


Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Requirements

  • Accuracy –Performs work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to problem solve.
  • Assertiveness – Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment.
  • Communication – Strong communication skills.
  • Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the needs of clients while striving to exceed their expectations and following company procedures.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Discretion – Ability to understand what information can be shared freely, both internally and externally, and to be discreet about what is shared with others.
  • Energetic / High Endurance - Physically fit with the ability to work at a fast pace and produce quality work for a sustained amount of time.
  • Follow Instruction - Must be able to receive supervision and instruction from upper management.
  • Heights – Ability to perform work at elevations in excess of 30’
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Jobsite Tool Knowledge – Must have basic hand tool knowledge and understands how to safely operate and maintain SPAN-provided tools that are used during construction activities.
  • Judgment – Ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Material Handling – Ability handling materials properly.
  • Motivation – Ability to inspire other to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • Operate Independently – Ability to accurately perform work independently; without direct supervision.
  • Organizational Skills – Possessing the trait of being organized and following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Patience – Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and not being hasty or impetuous.
  • Persistence - Ability to complete tasks or continue in a course of action in spite of opposition or discouragement.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Reliability – Possessing the trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Respect – Must exhibit respect to other workers, direct reports, and supervisors.
  • Safety Awareness – Understands and follows SPAN’s safety policies. Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety. Wears proper PPE at all times.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Traveling – Desire and capability to travel for months at a time around the United States and on occasion internationally.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Workmanship – Must maintain a high quality of workmanship at all times.

Skills and Abilities


Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health or related field strongly preferred but not required.  Sufficient experience may be substituted for educational background.


1-5 years of construction safety experience.

Experience overseeing large commercial and/or industrial projects.

Strong experience with federal, state, regional, and local laws and regulations related to the construction industry.

Computer Skills:

Proficient in Microsoft Office products, utilizing a PC, cell phone, and company communication tools (e.g., e-mail, internet, etc.)

Certifications & Licenses:

OSHA 30 and First Aid Certified. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification or equivalent preferred.  Must have a valid drivers’ license. Must be able to be insured on the company’s insurance policy as a driver for the company.

Other Requirements:

Must be able to receive instruction and supervision.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred but not required. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70817638
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Span Construction & Engineering, Inc.
  • Position Title: Safety Coordinator
  • Job Function: Construction
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 75-100%
  • Salary: $29.00 - $32.00 (Hourly Wage)
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