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What is a Construction Safety Manager?

Develops and implements a comprehensive program for construction safety oversight by serving as the point of contact for monitoring and maintaining District compliance with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) and other applicable safety regulations during construction activities.

Implements the process for reviewing contractor safety performance against applicable laws, regulations, and District requirements. Develops and enforces policies, procedures, programs, standards, and design criteria affecting construction safety of multiple construction projects. Coordinates construction safety program development and implements activities with the Districtís Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) field representatives, FEMA Director, Environmental Health and Safety Branch and Asbestos Technical and Lead Support Unit. Reviews and approves health and safety plans prepared by construction contractors working for the District. Reviews and oversees procedures for investigating construction accidents. Implements and maintains a standard reporting procedure for the for the Districtís on-site OCIP (Owner Controlled Insurance Program). Represents the Districtís interests and responsibilities on task forces, committees, and outside agencies such as Cal/OSHA and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Implements and maintains standard policies and procedures for construction safety. Reviews District construction specifications and advises construction staff on necessary safety modifications. Implements metrics for tracking and reporting on safety performance issues such as accidents, ďnear misses,Ē and lost time events. Prepares and presents written and oral reports to management, the Board of Education, outside agencies and the public. Directs the work of Environmental Health and Safety staff and outside consultants and contractors regarding new construction safety.

The Construction Safety Manager manages and coordinates the safety activities of all construction projects and develops systems to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. The Deputy Director of Environmental Health and Safety assists the Director in the management of the environmental health and accident prevention programs; participates in and supervises the presentation of safety training sessions and programs; assists in directing and supervising with possible participation in accident and site investigations; and assists in establishing District-wide safety guidelines. A Safety Manager plans and directs the overall development and administration of safety and accident prevention programs, and directs and supervises safety staff at District schools and sites.

General supervision is received from a Deputy Director of Environmental Health and Safety. General supervision is exercised over Safety Managers and Senior and Environmental Health and Safety Officers in the Construction Safety Area.