The Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) is seeking a highly motivated Safety & Health Specialist to provide technical health and safety support to the members and affiliates of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). The position reports to the Director of Occupational Safety & Health (OSH).
Selection of Specific Duties:
Provide technical assistance, both over the phone and in person, to contractors, workers, management, the press and OSH professionals.
Conduct worksite inspections and safety consultations to evaluate occupational hazards and provide recommendations that are compliant with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
Communicate clearly and concisely through reports, emails and other correspondence within the LHSFNA and to LIUNA and affiliates.
Create and write Toolbox Talks, OSH publications, safety and health fact sheets and articles for the monthly magazine.
Provide technical assistance through presentations and trainings in both classrooms and large group settings.
Support initiatives that may include: subcontractor health and safety, silica, excavation safety, fall protection, ladder safety, water quality, asbestos, lead sampling and subcontractor oversight, noise monitoring, fall protection, indoor air quality support, chemical exposure monitoring, and heat illness prevention.
Participate in and represent the LHSFNA at meetings with government agencies (e.g., OSHA, NIOSH, EPA, PHMSA, FHWA).
Act as an SME on matters of occupational safety and health.
Represent the LHSFNA and serve on committees working to develop national standards and guidance.
Excellent technical writing skills
Good communication, technical, organizational and research skills
General understanding of the basic rubrics of industrial hygiene and occupational safety and how to apply them
Familiarity with industrial hygiene sampling, equipment use and reviewing analytical results
Ability to create and develop communication materials and work products related to technical, regulatory and policy issues
Have knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to occupational safety and health
Possess public speaking and presentation skills
Understanding of the hierarchy of controls and their application to the workplace
Proficient in Google and Microsoft Office Suite applications
Overnight travel expected. Travel of 1-5 nights per month is not unusual (including some weekends).
CIH/CSP or ability to obtain certification.
Familiarity with roadway safety, pipeline safety, artificial intelligence and robotic safety, using BIM and drones for construction safety, and soil remediation.
Familiarity with labor unions and labor organizations.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
Health benefits include vision and dental insurance
Defined benefit pension plan
Generous sick leave
About The Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)
The Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America is a non-profit, joint labor-management trust fund. We are dedicated to enhancing jobsite health and safety, bolstering the health of Laborers and their families, boosting the competitiveness of LIUNA signatory employers and supporting the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). We achieve this mission through two main program divisions: Occupational Safety and Health and Health Promotion. The primary services we provide to signatory employers and other affiliates include:
- Occupational health and safety support
- Progressive regulatory and legislative advocacy
- Technical health and safety support and analysis
- Review and development of safety and health programs
- Job site analysis to identify hazards and abatements
- Assistance with compliance with OSHA and other federal agencies
- Design and review of drug-free workplace programs
- Assisting Health and Welfare Funds to ensure comprehensive benefits
- Assistance with responding to critical incidents
- Helping to improve the overall health of members through education and outreach