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Safety Specialist

Company: Meruelo Group
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Meruelo Enterprises, Inc. is a leading company in the construction and engineering industry. We perform engineering & construction work in a variety of market segments. We are headquartered in Los Angeles with business units in LA, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura performing work throughout California.

The Safety Specialist is responsible for administering the Company safety/health and accident prevention program and to ensure all employees have a safe environment in which to work.


  • Administer and audit the Company safety program; implement and coordinate safety and health activities
  • Conduct announced and unannounced occupational safety and health inspections of company facilities, equipment, materials, operations and job sites to ensure compliance with corporate safety policy, and all federal, state and local regulations.
  • Analyze inspection findings to determine the need for employee safety training; conduct safety-training classes as required; conduct required and selected company-wide safety certification classes; maintain records of all training classes; assist in development of safety and training manuals for equipment and work processes.
  • Assist in industrial hygiene surveys, as required review all accidents and make recommendations for corrective action as needed.
  • Recommend safety equipment to be used or worn; coordinate with safety committees and the purchasing departments concerning the purchase, storage and issuance of approved safety equipment and products for employees.
  • Provide project safety support.
  • Coordinate fleet safety programs; keep current on new trends and methods in accident prevention field; keep current on OSHA reports and standards.
  • Attend and participate in professional safety organization projects.
  • Conduct work area surveillance inspections, air-sampling tests for confined space entry, property damage and personal injury investigations.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Associates or Bachelor's degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related discipline or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge (examples include but are not limited to 5 Years Journeyman experience with 3 years safety program experience or Advanced Safety Certificate through National Safety Council, etc.). Recognized safety certification (CUSA, CSP, etc) preferred. Minimum 3 years safety related experience in the construction industry. OSHA 10 Construction required.


Possession of or ability to obtain a valid class C California driver's license


  • Thorough understanding of and ability to enforce federal, state, local and company regulations.
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situation and implement corrective measures essential.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of applicable safety regulations, regulatory requirement and industry standards for construction and general industry; knowledge of EPA, DOT and NEPA standards.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, possess good organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel and have knowledge of spreadsheet applications.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk; stand and sit for prolong periods. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.

Working conditions consists of a temperature-controlled office, outside elements such as rain, cold, and heat when driving from jobsite to jobsite or attending meetings, etc. Noise levels are moderate to loud depending on jobsite.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by employees assigned to this position. This description assists in ADA compliance, and is not intended for any other purpose such as compensation. All employees must comply with company policies and applicable laws. Management retains the right to assign additional duties periodically and the discretion to add or change the duties of this position at any time.

Meruelo Enterprises, Inc. offers a very competitive pay and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401k.

Meruelo Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Meruelo Group, Vista , Safety Specialist, Other , Vista, California

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