Buist Electric – Safety Director


  • Location: Byron Center, Michigan
  • Reports To: President
  • Status: Full Time/Exempt
  • Job Purpose: Lead, direct and develop company safety culture and programs that ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, trade partners, project owners and the public we interact with.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use expert level knowledge of MIOSHA Construction and General Industry safety standards to promote and educate a safe workforce.
  • Continue developing, implementing and monitoring our safety policies and procedures.
  • Safety Education
  • Setting future goals for safety
  • Safety Policy
    • Regularly review safety policy to ensure accuracy
    • Update as needed to ensure compliance with new and updated MIOSHA and NFPA regulations
    • Communicate policy regularly with employees
    • Provide accountability for safety related deficiencies
  • Jobsite Inspections
    • Regularly inspect Buist Electric projects to ensure compliance with the BEI safety policy and MIOSHA and NFPA regulations
    • Document all inspections
    • Communicate inspection results with BEI foreman, project managers and others as necessary
    • Abate all serious or life-threatening safety hazards immediately
  • BEI Property Safety
    • Includes all property owned by Buist Electric, Inc.
    • Ensure compliance with all local safety codes
    • Annual fire extinguisher/fire alarm/fire suppression system testing
    • DEQ waste manifests
    • Elevator certifications
    • Monitor property safety and abatement of hazardous conditions
  • Safety orientation
    • Conduct new employee safety orientations utilizing hands on and video instruction and testing.
    • Ensure all new employees undergo drug testing
    • Ensure all new employees are familiar with safety equipment
    • Ensure all new employees are familiar with jobsite hazards
    • Ensure all new employees are licensed to utilize BEI equipment
  •  Training
    • Conduct regular safety training to ensure employees are familiar with jobsite hazards, safety equipment, safety procedures and policies, etc.
    • Manage renewal training for all certifications required for BEI employees
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Equipment Licensing
    • Conduct on-site training when needed for specific jobsite hazards
  • Safety Scoop/Safety Alert
    • Author a monthly “Safety Scoop” to supplement BEI safety training.
    • Track safety scoop test completion
    • Author timely “Safety Alert” information to notify new employees of serious safety issues
  •  Compliance
    • Maintain or ensure maintenance of MIOSHA form 300 and all associated paperwork for compliance
    • Submit or ensure submittal of required Workers Compensation Forms for all recordable injuries
    • Maintain and administer DOT drug testing requirements for all CDL drivers
    • Maintain individual DOT driver files
    • Develop and maintain regular reporting to inform BEI employees of safety statistics
  • Accident/Incident Investigation
    • Follow up on all work-related accidents and injuries
    • Respond to the jobsite if necessary to investigate an accident or injury
    • Be a member of the Critical Incident Response Team
  • Equipment Testing
    • Ensure all safety equipment is tested for quality/compliance at the required intervals
    • Insulated bucket truck testing
    • Equipment annual inspections
    • Hot work sticks, gloves, blankets and sleeves
    • Atmospheric testing equipment
    • Confined Space retrieval equipment
    • Fall protection equipment
    • Other as needed/required
  • Safety Committee
    • Direct the Safety Committee
    • Hold monthly Safety Committee meetings
    • Discuss safety issues to find resolutions to violations or potential hazards
  • Quality Assurance
    • NEC code compliance support for projects
    • Best practices implementation
    • Identify work opportunities for Buist specialty services to support customer safety initiatives. (testing, arc flash study, coordination, etc.)
  •  Other
    • Prequalification Safety Information including all 3rd party prequalification sites
    • Administer and monitor SDS program
    • Regularly educate yourself on safety regulations and issues
    • Research new safety products
    • Frequent interaction with field staff to understand safety challenges
    • Document and track near miss submittals.  Follow up as needed.

          Qualifications

          • Minimum high school diploma, preferably a bachelor’s degree in a safety related field
          • Preferably 5 years in hands-on construction experience, specifically electrical
          • Strong organizational, analytical, leadership and problem-solving skills
          • Strong ability to work well with others in a collaborative style
          • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
          • Safe driving record

          Work Hours

          • Hours are typically Monday through Friday
          • Hours are typically 1st shift
          • Typically 45 hours per week

          Work Conditions

          • Typically a balance of office and field time on a weekly basis
          • Field time may include extreme temperatures

          Physical Requirements

          • Frequent
            • Standing, sitting, walking
            • Ability to lift 25 lbs
            • Verbal Communication
          • Occasional
            • Climbing, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, reaching

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