Lawson & Associates, Inc.

Lawson & Associates is a local Hawaii-based growing company looking for people to join our #LAWSONTRIBE who share our values and take pride in their profession. We strive to inspire you to be the best you can be, as well as give you the benefits, job security, and growth opportunities you are looking for.

Lawson & Associates, Inc. is a certified woman, veteran-owned business providing occupational safety and health support services and are the home of the Safety Intelligence Institute. We are located on Oahu and service all neighbor islands. We are a 2021 – 2024 Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work and offer competitive salaries, benefits, and growth opportunities.

Immediate Openings for Mid-level Safety Management Professionals to work in our Safety Support Services Team, working to help companies implement and manage their OHSMS as well as Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) project positions.

Job Summary:

Safety Management Professionals implement and oversee a company’s OHSMS. This role involves conducting safety inspections, implementing programmatic elements, conducting awareness-level training, coaching, and working with management to ensure compliance with all safety regulations to foster a safe working environment and effective business operations.

Site Safety and Health Officers (SSHO) are responsible for conducting safety inspections, implementing programmatic elements, conducting awareness-level training, coaching, and working with management to ensure compliance with all safety regulations to foster a safe working environment and effective project operations.

Key Responsibilities

OHSMS Administration:

  • Implement and manage company or site-specific policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Conduct awareness-level safety meetings.

Site Inspections and Audits:

  • Perform regular safety inspections and audits to identify potential hazards and work with management to implement corrective action.
  • Ensure safety equipment and tools are correctly selected, maintained and used.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations and requirements, including HIOSH, OSHA and EM 385-1-1.
  • Maintain and update safety records, including inspections, incidents, and training activities.
  • Prepare and maintain safety reports and recordkeeping.

Incident Response and Investigation:

  • Investigate incidents and near misses to identify root causes and recommend corrective actions.
  • Coordinate emergency response activities and assist in developing emergency action plans.

Risk Assessment and Management:

  • Conduct risk assessments and job hazard analyses for site activities.
  • Develop and implement strategies to mitigate identified risks.

Training and Employee Engagement:

  • Provide awareness level safety training and orientation for new hires.
  • Manage the training schedule for employees.
  • Promote a culture of safety awareness, safety intelligence, and proactive hazard management.

Communication and Coordination:

  • Serve as a point of contact for all occupational safety and health matters on the job site.
  • Collaborate with project managers, supervisors, and other stakeholders to integrate safety protocols into all site activities.

Qualifications:

  • Provide satisfactory proof of U.S. citizenship. (U.S. or naturalized).
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain all required Security Clearances before commencement of work.

An associate degree in occupational health and safety, Environmental Science, or a related field is preferred but not required.

  • 2+ years of experience in a safety and health role, preferably in construction or industrial settings.
  • Certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is preferred but not required.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations and other relevant safety standards.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to utilize a computer to conduct research and enter data as required for each site inspection.
  • Proficient in the use and application of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to navigate and inspect all job site areas, including areas with difficult rugged terrain.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions.

Work Environment:

  • Significant time spent on construction or industrial sites, with exposure to various environmental conditions.

Application Process

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Lawson & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lawson does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.