Safety Specialist - Irving, TX

CRH Irving , TX 75062

Posted 2 months ago

Job ID: 190979

TexasBit is a locally-based construction company and building materials supplier owned and operated by CRH, the largest asphalt, ready mix and aggregates producer in North America. Texas Bit is part of CRH's growing Texas-based network of 47 locations and over 1,200 employees statewide.

Position Overview

The Safety Specialist is responsible for providing guidance and support with daily safety objectives including but not limited to OSHA compliance and safety performance. The position will be responsible for identifying training needs, facilitating training, as well as recommending and implementing policies and procedures to ensure awareness and compliance with all safety requirements.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Administer/maintain company safety programs; ensure any/all new developments in human performance and technology available are utilized for incident/injury prevention.

  • Ensure compliance with company, state, and federal OSHA regulations and standards.

  • Facilitate in the creation of a positive safety culture with an emphasis on learning and engagement of employees to support safety goals

  • Facilitate safety training to employees on programs, policies, and at orientations.

  • Assist/Coach operations managers/supervisors in conducting their own training programs. Collect & make available safety & health materials to operations supervisors for training needs.

  • Audit lockout/tag out procedures, confined space, personal protection equipment, and industrial equipment operations as well as other required safety expectations.

  • Provide direction/technical support to ensure employees' health and minimize potential employee exposure as well as guide and answer routine questions related to company safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensure accurate reporting, recordkeeping, and documentation is generated to be used in reporting local activities to management and assist in the reporting for local, state, or federal agencies.

  • Perform ongoing site inspections and audits, monitor employee safe work practices, identify/mitigate hazards, and follow up on near miss incidents.

  • Accident investigation and corrective action completion.

  • Provide reports and analytics as needed through identified systems. Record and manage all local site safety documentation and provide reports to management.

  • Provide ideas, innovation, and suggestions for continuous improvement and opportunities.

  • Assist with worker compensation claims and return to work programs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty.

  • Bilingual preferred, Spanish / English

  • Preferred OSHA 10/30-hour trainer certification

  • First Aid/CPR/Blood borne pathogens training and/or certification

  • Traffic Control/Flagger trainer certification

  • Proficient computers skills with MS Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive material in a highly professional manner


  • Bachelor's Degree of occupational safety/health preferred or equivalent combinations of training and related experience

  • At least 5 years of construction and/or industrial safety experience

Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check

  • Must have valid driver's license

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook

  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times

  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary

  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement essential corrective measures

  • Solid training/teaching experience

  • High ethical standards

  • Ability to read and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions, correspondence, and memos

  • Ability to write complex correspondence

  • Ability to carefully articulate and clearly communicate specific technical information and creatively compose development strategies

  • Ability to participate in and speak effectively to large and small groups

  • Can utilize resources (people, funding, material, support, etc.) to accomplish tasks and goals

  • Must be able to orchestrate multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish a goal

Physical Requirements

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.

  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person

  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, e-mail communication, and preparation of documents and presentations

  • Intermittent climbing, bending, squatting, kneeling are required

  • Periodic, but extensive walking and standing required

  • May require periodically lifting objects up to 30 lbs

Work Environment

  • Frequent exposure to extreme hot, cold and inclement weather

  • Works near moving mechanical parts

  • Works at heights and in confined spaces

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What CRH Americas Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

TexasBit is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Date Posted: Apr 30, 2020

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