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Company Name:
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Mount Vernon, New York
United States
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Construction Safety
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
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Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Safety Coordinator

Riggs Distler Field Safety Coordinator for Gas Projects in Greater NY:
Riggs Distler & Company is a utility, mechanical, and electrical contractor based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with customers in the eastern United States. Riggs Distler is looking for a safety professional to support crews working on natural gas projects in the Greater New York City area and report to its office in Mount Vernon, NY. 

Job duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Help build and maintain a safe work culture.
  • Report and investigate incidents.
  • Conduct and document an average of four field safety visits per week among assigned crews.
  • Assist with post-incident response: help get employees fast, appropriate treatment; coordinate post-incident drug screens; secure evidence for post-incident investigations; interview witnesses; collect post-incident data; make sure all injuries, however minor, are reported in a timely fashion.
  • Monitor compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, and with all Riggs Distler policies and procedures. Correct deficiencies where possible. Report deficiencies to project leaders, Riggs Distler executives, and the safety group. Serve as a resource for compliance-related questions.
  • Review job brief forms and site-specific tailboards. Provide feedback to crews. Coach employees to improve job briefs.
  • Maintain 100 percent compliance with your own use of personal protective equipment: hard hat, safety glasses with side shields, EH-rated work boots, high-visibility apparel, etc.
  • Assist with the development or alteration of health and safety plans, process hazard assessments, and other customer-driven documents.
  • Observe the weekly safety brief meeting. Provide feedback to those leading the weekly brief meetings.
  • Serve as project safety liaison between Riggs Distler and the customer.
  • Serve as a resource for Riggs Distler’s field crews.
  • Assist with the distribution of PPE and safety equipment as necessary.
  • Familiarity with utility natural gas operations is a plus.
  • Familiarity with major investor-owned utilities a plus.
  • Train employees in safety procedures.
  • Conduct new hire safety orientations. Collect employment-related documents (I-9 forms, tax forms, etc.) from project new hires and verify their completeness.

Job requirements: 

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Strong computer and administrative skills
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Highly motivated
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Willingness to function as part of a team

Riggs Distler is an equal opportunity employer.