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Safety Specialist

Reports to the Corporate Safety Director. Responsible for educating field personnel on correct safety procedures and ensuring safety policies are followed.

  • Ensure that the intent of Cullen policies, procedures and quality standards is followed in accordance with our Quality Management System. (Reference Section 3.7.2 of the Company Guide)
  • Site safety audits to recognize and correct unsafe conditions and behaviors; the ability to prescribe corrective actions and measures for those items repeatedly showing up in audits; develop training sessions for same audit items.
  • Investigate all incidents and generate proper reports. Aid in accident/incident investigation as needed.
  • Create, Conduct, and Document Tool Box Talks.
  • Task Training – As planned and needed.
  • Ensure and maintain all required signage is properly posted.
  • Stop work to remedy a serious or life-threatening safety deficiency, violation, or unsafe practice. Complete and file disciplinary actions with documentation.
  • Provide leadership with a focus on safe work practices and pre-task planning.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
  • Assist in the planning of and implement all project safety needs.
  • Actively participate in operational planning to create a plan to eliminate hazards.
  • Monitor safety portion of OPS Plans are being followed and work with the foreman to correct if not.
  • Investigate and procure new task specific safety systems/equipment and educate crews and superintendents as needed.
  • Conduct on-site inspections and control hazardous working conditions or unsafe employee activities through teaching and coaching.
  • Reward/recognize field personnel for taking outstanding safety initiative.
  • Attend and actively participate in daily morning huddles with job crews. Attend daily end of shift (DEOS) meeting when possible.
  • Educate foreman on the proper daily work plans/JHA procedure and hold them accountable.
  • Assist with/Lead the weekly safety meeting.
  • Continue education with regards to safety through seminars, meetings and experiences through higher education.
  • Network, communicate and remain current in safety topics and relevant issues with regards to the construction industry.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by supervisors.


  • Four-year occupational safety/health degree or equivalent combination of training and related experience with an additional minimum of 5 years of construction experience.
  • Proficiency with OSHA standards.
  • Knowledge of the construction industry practices, risk management and field operations.
  • Thorough understanding of and ability to enforce all federal, state, local and company regulations.
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures is essential.
  • Good understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc.
  • Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.

JP Cullen is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. We promote diversity by proactively recruiting, hiring, and promoting women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans. JP Cullen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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