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Safety Specialist- 8429

Safety Specialist- 8429

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We are currently seeking a Safety Specialist for a direct position with a leading midstream services firm in Kermit, TX. Our client owns, operates, acquires and develops midstream energy assets.


The Safety Specialist will be responsible for: 


- Implementation and auditing of OSHA programs and policies as well as local and state programs and policies including understanding corporate policy and local procedures, performing behavior observations and compliance evaluations, and auditing.
- Participating or leading incident reporting and investigations, including Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
- Managing and driving to completion open action items that result from PSM Audits, PHAs and other compliance Audits.
- Facilitate and conduct Safety Meetings and Site Specific Training for the North Texas Region. 
- Auditing and monitoring of large contract and construction crews. 
- Assist with shutdowns, confined space entries, critical lifts and other high priority jobs.
- Evaluate working conditions and recommend improvements in safety and health methods, practices, and procedures. 
- Advise management, operations, and project/maintenance teams in matters that assure compliance with federal, state, local and corporate rules and regulations pertaining to employee health and safety. Acting as the local subject matter expert or resource.
- Investigate accidents to identify causes and to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future. 
- Assure that various reports are filed with appropriate agencies in accordance with applicable safety regulations including specific requirements of permits or regulations for the various facilities.
- Conduct formal and informal audits of physical facilities and compliance related programs and procedures. 
- Actively promote safe and environmentally friendly work processes within the facilities. 
- Conduct Emergency Response drills and work with local emergency response agencies within the North Texas area. 
- Assist in contractor safety programs. 
- Assist other ES&H team members with company initiatives and overall implementation of ES&H Department Goals.


- A bachelor’s degree (4 year) or higher in Safety, Engineering, or related technical field preferred

- Minimum of 5 years of experience implementing and leading formal safety programs

- Preferred consideration will be given for CSP, ASP or similar professional certifications.
- 10+ years of experience in the oil and gas or petrochemical industry.
- Extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations of the various federal and state agencies having jurisdiction over the clients facilities

- The physical ability to be in the plant to perform inspections and audits. 
- Proficient in various computer applications including MS Office, MS Outlook, and Internet access.
- The ability to successfully pass any HAZWOPER training required for this position including use of SCBA. 
- Effective communication skills to work closely with regulators, inspectors, and all levels of personnel.