The Port of Portland's Navigation division works very close with the US Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the Columbia River channel depths for inbound and outbound vessel traffic. The Port's Navigation Site Safety Health Officer (SSHO) works within the Safety Management department and Navigation department to manage, implement, and administer the Port's Safety Management System and Accident Prevention Plan at Navigation. The successful candidate in this role will serve to eliminate hazards, prevent injury and illness to employees, project visitors, and the public. This individual will also be integral in preventing loss or damage to property and ensuring operations are consistent with Port, OSHA, US Army Corps of Engineers, and US Coast Guard safety policies and regulatory requirements.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and reduce health and safety issues by implementing continuous improvement practices in support of the current version of the US Army Corps of Engineers Safety Manual (EM385), OSHA, USCG and other applicable health and safety regulations.
Conduct daily job site and work area inspections.
Provide technical assistance, consultation and education on safety issues.
Serve as Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) and assist the Navigation Safety Manager with Port employees and vendors on safety-related issues.
Assist in program development and recommend solutions to a wide variety and range of safety issues to minimize and eliminate hazards which could result in employee or public injury or illness.
Coordinate and provide safety education and training for the Navigation department.
Design, develop, deliver, and measure effectiveness of Safety and Health training coursework.
Assist the Navigation Safety Manager in the administration of the employee safety training database, certifications and other records, ensuring that training information is documented and updated to meet US Army Corps of Engineers Safety Manual (EM385) requirements.
Act as lead as an SSHO to emergencies during normal work hours and after hours when Navigation Safety Manager is unavailable.
Assist in coordination of emergency responders, making required notifications, and may include providing basic first aid.
Provide assistance to Navigation Managers with incident investigations.
Help ensure investigations are timely, complete, and documented to Port quality standards.
Assist with creation and implementation of corrective actions using the Port's CAP system.
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Safety and Health, or related field
Seven (7) years progressively more responsible experience as a safety professional in marine construction, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
Class C Driver's License (required)
Ability to be accepted as a Site Safety & Health Officer by the US Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual (EM385)(required)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or NFPA Certified Marine Chemist (CMC) (preferred)
Ability to attain Shipyard Competent Person
Fall Protection Competent Person to USACOE EM 385 standard.
Knowledge of disciplines, approaches, and methodologies associated with marine and industrial safety regulations, programs, and procedures.
Familiar with regulatory agency roles and their regulations related to health and safety.
Experience in loss control and safety management policies, procedures and practices.
Experience with inputting, maintaining and retrieving data for training records, metrics, and injury & illness records.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrate the Port's commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive
Skilled at developing, conducting and updating training programs to ensure compliance with US Army Corps, OSHA, USCG, and Port policies, procedures and guidelines.
Ability to access work areas, including: transferring via launch boat to barges and scows; climb steep stairs; traverse sandy fill sites, don fall protection gear to access heights and enter confined spaces.
Learn the unique tasks which comprise working at the Navigation Yard and remote sites during the dredging season.
Ability to find, learn, and apply appropriate regulations to ensure tasks are conducted to best safety practices.
Ability to work on the dredge on Saturdays during the dredging season (roughly June to December).
Internal Number: Port Job Req # 01038
About Port of Portland
Our mission is to enhance the region's economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets.
Port of Portland operations impact the entire Pacific Northwest. But as a regional government agency, its official boundaries include only Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon.
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