Safety Intern

Barrett Industries Watertown , NY 13601

Posted 1 week ago

The road to your future starts with Barrett Industries

Since 1854, Barrett Industries has been a leader in providing infrastructure solutions throughout the United States. Through our subsidiary companies, including Barrett Paving Materials Inc., we serve everyone from small contractors to government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Barrett Industries Corporation is an infrastructure construction holding company with a vertically integrated value chain including quarries, sand and gravel operations, asphalt cement storage terminals, hot mix asphalt plants, trucking, asphalt emulsions, asphalt paving, and pavement preservation.

Barrett Paving Materials Inc. upholds the highest standards of Safety, Environmental Stewardship, and Ethical Conduct. We provide advanced solutions for our customer's needs while having a positive impact on our local communities, generating sustainable growth, and long-term value for our shareholders. Our mission is to strengthen and grow our infrastructure products and services by empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company's value chain. We operate through various companies in the Northeast and the Midwest. We are strong, stable, and growing.

"We Build the Roads You Travel"

Under the direction of the Regional Safety Coordinator and Division Safety Manager, the Safety Internr performs inspections, audits, recordkeeping, and assists the Divisional Safety Manager in the administration of the company's safety and health management policies and programs.


The ability to work independently, coordinate a variety of tasks and activities, communicate with others, prepare reports, speak and write effectively, assimilate and understand information, Working knowledge of safety/health regulations and laws administered by OSHA, MSHA, USDOT, US EPA, and state/local agencies is valuable.

The Safety Intern's duties require familiarity with safety prevention and countermeasure plans and emergency planning. Safety responsibilities require familiarity with federal and state regulations covering hazardous chemical communication programs (GHS HAZCOM), confined space entry, personal protective equipment, lockout tagout, electrical safety, fire prevention, machine guarding, materials handling and storage, excavation, ladders and stairways, welding and cutting, and work zone safety.

  • Assist in development and planning of monthly Safety meetings.

  • Learn our Goal Zero program, daily huddles, one-on-ones, close calls, peer guide program etc.

  • Help Develop topics and coordinate a curriculum for weekly Toolbox Talks.

  • Assist in Performing root cause incident investigations.

  • Assist in Performing periodic compliance inspections at operating locations and jobsites. (Site Audits)

  • Assist Supt's and Mgrs. with recordkeeping responsibilities under various permits and regulations..

  • Learn Sub-Contract Trucker Insurance requirements.

  • Assist in Continuous Process Improvement Projects for the region.

  • Assist Environmental Coordinator with any issues and or questions.

  • Assist Manufacturing Supts with writing machine specific LOTO procedures.

  • Participate in Colas safety initiatives and implement them in the region.

  • With the Regional Safety Coordinator Accompany inspector's onsite (OSHA/MSHA) when possible.

  • Help Maintain Intelex Risk Management Database and scan documents for storage purposes.

Perform other duties as assigned


Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills described herein. Working towards of a Bachelor's degree in the administration of safety functions corresponding to this position.


Must be able to understand and communicate safety and health regulations. Display an aptitude for problem solving where compliance violations are found. Be able to assist with instruction and training to company employees including but not limited to Chemical Hazard Communications, lockout tagout, PPE, firefighting, and Silica prevention. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Must possess a valid driver's license and a driving record in compliance with the company's Motor Vehicle Policy.


Office work, site work, and some limited travel may be necessary. Outdoor work at mining, manufacturing and construction locations may require wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) depending on conditions. The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions. . Ability to walk over uneven or soft surfaces. Ability to ascend and descend vertical ladders and/or stairways and sufficient dexterity and strength to climb on and off other accessible equipment/structures.

Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here. For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Barrett Paving Materials Inc. at 973-533-1001 or send an e-mail to:

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