Safety Specialist

Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 5501 

Safety is core value at RailWorks.  We are seeking a Safety Specialist to join our Track Services team to work on the LAUS Rail Yard Rehabilitation and Modernization Project in Los Angeles. Railroad construction safety background required. 

Responsibilities include:


•    Attend and participate in customer driven Safety Meetings, and weekly progress meeting
•    Job-site audits, safety observations conducted weekly  
•    Conduct Incident Investigations as requested for near-misses, injuries, motor and equipment crashes, and other safety related-occurrences.
•    Input required documentation: 24 hour incident reports, investigation, good catch/near miss, Safety Observation, and audit reports in SharePoint system. Provide required documentation to customers as needed.
•    Maintain and organize required medical testing documentation for job-site 
•    Assist and maintain customer compliance documentation.
•    Manage and enforce company drug testing policies and assist in maintaining compliance with customer requirements
•    Proficient in case management and what designates a recordable injury vs. first aid
•    Report field findings, both positive and negative, to the  Project Manager and Division Safety Manager
•    Assist field in performing hazard recognition and spearhead subsequent mitigation
•    Lead by example in regard to safety and professional behavior
•    Empowered with the authority to halt job-site operations to alleviate any safety issues/hazards when necessary
•    Work to keep the company compliant with the various agencies and customers (OSHA, MSHA, FRA, etc.)
•    Must possess the character and unquestionable integrity to represent the Company and provide credibility for all work, reports and analysis that is provided through the safety/risk department. 


•    Must have a strong railroad safety background.
•    Knowledge of FRA standards and qualified under FRA Track Safety Standards.
•    Must have a valid California Class “CA” driver’s license.
•    Bi-lingual English and Spanish strong preferred (written and verbal).
•    Experience in a heavy labor environment preferred.
•    Will be required to submit to background checks, driver’s license check, and drug/alcohol and fit for duty screenings.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:


•    Frequently works outdoors at construction sites and occasionally works indoors. 
•    Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction. 
•    Sits, reads, writes and uses a keyboard. 
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
•    May be exposed to loud noise.


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles