The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS or Corporation) is a wholly-owned government corporation within the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) which owns, operates and maintains the U.S. portion of the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence River navigation system from Lake Ontario to Montreal, Canada. Approximately 125 administrative (20%), professional (10%), and skilled trades (70%) employees are based in Massena, NY and are responsible for various types of infrastructure including Eisenhower and Snell Locks, maintenance shops, heavy equipment and fleet vehicles, administrative offices, marine navigation channels, and marine vessels.
The Corporation’s SOH program consists of policies, procedures and practices that serve to protect the safety and health of GLS employees. The goal of the program is to provide a safe and healthy workplace that mitigates recognized hazards, avoids accidents and injuries, and educates employees about safe work practices. All employees including management are responsible for knowing and complying with the SOH program in support of the Corporation’s goal.
GLS operations include, but are not limited to, repairing and installing electrical and electronic equipment; repairing and installing mechanical equipment, including fabricating and machining; blast cleaning and industrial painting; repairing and installing carpentry, masonry, and roofing; operating mobile cranes and other heavy and light equipment; handling mooring lines for ships in the locks; and operating tugboats and floating barge cranes. This work involves fall protection, lock out/tag out, arc flash, personal protective equipment (PPE), hot work, respiratory protection, lead and asbestos abatement, confined space entry, overhead cranes, machine guarding, trenching, working on or near water, hazard communications, occupational health, COVID-19 protocols, etc. This work is also performed by both GLS employees and contractors
THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTRACT AWARD
The SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER provides a variety of functions to support the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS or Corporation)’s Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) program. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Start-up planning and implementation
Initiate steps necessary to assist in developing the framework for the implementation of required services and goals that will define the success of the Corporation’s program.
Electronic document and records management
Provide and maintain an electronic employee training and safety-activity tracking program. Program training shall be provided for Corporation user(s). Program data files shall be portable as commercially available database file type(s) and the property of the Corporation upon request. Proposal should also indicate what, if any, proprietary services and/or fees would be required for the Corporation to continue using the tracking program upon a separation of service.
Assessment and revision of existing policies and procedures
Evaluate the existing program which may include, but not be limited to, gathering historical documents, soliciting focus interest, creating basic training guidelines, and producing or revising general policies and procedures.
Development of additional required policies and procedures
Conduct initial and periodic gap analyses of existing policies and procedures and make recommendations. Prepare documentation and procedures for implementation of approved recommendations.
Employee education and training programming
Evaluate status of employee education and training. Develop action plan to address immediate needs and future program schedule for periodic education and training requirements. Coordinate online and/or in-person delivery of content with the Corporation as needed.
Evaluation of workplace hazard mitigations
Provide administrative and technical support to supervisors and employees as requested for hazard mitigation analysis and implementation plan recommendations.
Compliance inspection and audit support
Provide administrative and technical support as requested for regulatory and/or internal workplace inspections and program audits.
Accident or injury investigation support
Provide administrative and technical support as requested for investigations related to employee near-misses, accidents, illnesses and/or injuries, including mandatory reporting and after-action improvement plan recommendations and implementation.
Hazardous wastes and other special wastes management support
Provide administrative and technical support as requested for the Corporation’s handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous and other special wastes (e.g. universal waste and non-hazardous regulated wastes).
Regulatory guidance and mandatory reporting
Keep the Corporation informed of pending regulatory changes related to employee safety and occupational health requirements. Provide administrative and technical support as requested for periodic and incidental regulatory reporting required by agencies such as OSHA and U.S. Department of Labor.
Corporate liaison for safety and occupational health issues
Provide administrative and technical support as requested to address supervisor and employee questions concerning safety and occupational health issues in the workplace.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, related degree, or has equivalent combination of education and/or work experience, plus five years of experience in the administration of safety and risk management programs or occupational safety and health programs.
Previous Program Management experience in a federal government contracting environment required. Previous experience with the Department of Transportation is highly desired.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to lead teams under tight deadlines with changing or competing priorities
Demonstrated ability to identify problems early, develop mitigation plans and communicate alternate course of action to the customer
Must possess a strong background in leadership and problem solving in changing situations
Demonstrated experience with contract modifications and other related contractual requirements
Demonstrate expertise with Microsoft Office Products
Must be willing to travel as required.
Remote (Virtual) - US - US (Primary)
General-Other: Medical-Health, Occupational Health and Safety
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