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The overall responsibility of the Safety Specialist is to support field operations, customer’s specific project needs, and ensure Nickle’s best practices are implemented. This role provides proactive involvement to support our safety culture efforts and drive improvement in safety support services.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in safety management or relative field experience
  • Must possess OSHA-30, with technical knowledge of construction related to OSHA, federal, state, and local regulatory standards
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement effective corrective practices
  • Working knowledge of electrical construction and standards for electrical safety in the workplace (NFPA 70E preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and effectively interact with various levels of employees, management, vendors, and clients
  • Must be First Aid/CPR certified
  • Must have a valid driver’s license


  • Perform all functions and responsibilities in partnership with Nickle’s culture, vision, and ethics.
  • Ensure all laws, regulations, rules, and codes are observed. Ensure personal protective equipment is being used according to regulations.
  • Monitor and implement ongoing updates in safety regulations, laws, or reporting requirements.
  • Organize and conduct OSHA training plans.
  • Coordinate, plan, develop, and implement various safety training and make recommendations for required, annual programs.
  • Identify hazardous conditions and practices. Coordinate the implementation of controls and corrective measures to address issues and conditions.
  • Evaluate the probability and severity of incidents or exposures to hazardous work environments or materials.
  • Ensure hazardous materials are stored correctly.
  • Work closely with management personnel to ensure compliance with all safety, incident, and fire programs, procedures, and policies.
  • Conduct frequent on-site inspections to assess physical conditions and safe work practices. Provide advice and coaching for all compliance regulations.
  • If an incident occurs, conduct an on-site investigation of conditions, study possible causes, and recommend corrective action.
  • Keep records of safety-related incidents and propose corrective actions.
  • Serve as the company representative to customers, OSHA, and other safety-related agencies.
  • Establish working relationships within the construction industry through community involvement, membership in chambers, committees, and other related organizations.


The physical & work environment demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; full squats, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
  • Occasionally work at heights, enter confined spaces, understand workplace exposures, etc.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of physical positions, including using hands to control, or feel objects, tools, and controls; stand or walk for extended periods touring job sites; sit for extended periods while using computer.
  • Regular exposure to all weather conditions, especially hot, humid, rainy, and/or cold, combined with work indoors in controlled conditions.
  • May be exposed to uncomfortable or distracting sounds or noise levels on sites.
  • Required to wear common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, helmet, and harness where necessary.
  • This job operates in a construction work environment and professional office environment.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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