Full Time, Exempt

Morgan Industrial

Hillsboro, OR USA


The Safety Specialist will have oversight responsibility for all job site locations. The position will report to the Safety Director.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to implementation of safety programs & policies, safety training, assisting employees and supervision in the development of risk assessment & mitigation, incident & accident management, oversight of field & facility activities, and safety audits & inspections. The role will also assist in ensuring the company’s commitment to safety and health and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws & regulations is embraced by all employees in the region, in concordance with the overall safety strategy of Omega Morgan.


  • Participate in the development and implementation of EHS Program & Policies
  • Advise and coach the team regarding safety protocols, programs, policies & procedures, and training, to ensure all employees sustain our safety vision: “a Safety Culture which empowers & engages employees and other team members in maintaining and sustaining an Incident & Accident Free Work Environment.”
  • Provide proactive leadership and vision in the reduction of safety and health risk exposure. Minimizing risk through hazard analysis and establishing appropriate controls.
  • Supports and administer event management (i.e.; near-miss, incident, injury, vehicle & property accidents, and lost time events), including incident & accident investigation, reporting, establishing root cause and corrective action, and any follow-up on safety performance issues. Assist in minimizing the financial liabilities as well as human suffering associated with work-related injuries, illnesses, vehicle accidents, property damage, and natural disasters.
  • Conduct site safety audits, mentoring & coaching employees of any unsafe conditions, unsafe behaviors, and hazard observations, to assess the execution of the Safety Program. Review employee/contractor safety performance against applicable laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Conduct EHS training and maintain training database.
  • Assist with 3rd Party qualifications.
  • Prepare and maintain health and safety plans prepared for customers.
  • Respond to safety, health, and environmental complaints and issues, including client-based issues, outside company issues and observations, and OSHA consultation and compliance.
  • May accompany an injured employee for treatment and medical evaluation.
  • Represents the Company’s interests and responsibilities through client sponsored meetings and outside agencies such as OSHA, and OR OSHA, WA Labor & Industries, etc.


Knowledge of:

  • Theories, principles and practices of occupational safety & health, including but not limited to; industrial insurance and risk management in the construction, crane and transportation industries.
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing industrial facilities & construction sites for the company’s facilities and job sites
  • Principles of safety engineering, as it applies to work tasks, such as OSHA, DOT, General Industry/Construction Safety orders and other applicable regulations relating to employee safety and accident prevention. Operations, maintenance, construction, and environmental health and safety hazards to be found in a large-scale industrial and construction project.
  • Accident prevention techniques and devices
  • Methods used to correct existing and potential safety hazards
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Principles of training, employee evaluation, and employee relations
  • Conduct audits and inspections at customer job sites with an emphasis on crane and rigging safety.

Ability to:

  • Must be a self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Be a good leader, transmit and embed high values & standards (Lead by Example)
  • Analyze situations; recognize, identify, and recommend corrective actions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and labor/management agreements
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Ability to grow relationships; maintain professionalism with various levels of employees and outside representatives
  • Ability to provide convincing presentations, e.g. safety topics, safety training, etc.
  • Ability to gather and interpret data
  • Ability to define problems, compile, analyze, and interpret complex data and interpret publications & instructions, establishing facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in an ever-changing environment
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Being humble; recognize the knowledge and worth of the front-line worker
  • Make, support, and explain recommendations and decisions

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • BS Degree or equivalent work experience and knowledge in the industry
  • OSHA 10/30, Train-the-Trainer Forklift and Rigging
  • CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) or equivalent preferred.
  • Environmental health and safety management experience in the heavy construction industry preferred.
  • Minimum of three years in a leadership capacity with proven experience in developing and implementing strategic company-wide safety programs
  • Adept at using various computer applications, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Good organizational, leadership and motivational skills
  • Conduct injury & accident investigation, using root cause analysis