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Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Posted: Sep 06, 2018

Position Title

Occupational Health & Safety Specialist


Honolulu, HI, US

Department / Division

VP Enterprise Operation Services / Corporate Safety

Job Functions

Coordinates and implements Hawaiian Electric’s Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety and Fire Services Programs to meet corporate objectives and to ensure regulatory compliance.

Brief Description

The Corporate Safety Division of the VP Enterprise Operation Services Department at Hawaiian Electric Company has one (1) Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)

Fundamental Responsibilities

Serves as a liaison to departments in resolving industrial hygiene, health, fire, and safety concerns and facilitate compliance with existing rules and regulations, including Company mandates.


Conducts safety inspections, industrial hygiene related monitoring and investigations, and ergonomic surveys of work crews, facilities, vehicles, and equipment for compliance with governmental standards and company policies. Prepares related reports and makes appropriate recommendations.


Coordinates, schedules, and conducts safety, health, and fire related training for employees (i.e. first aid, CPR, fire brigade, new employee safety orientations, etc.). Maintains necessary records of attendance.


Investigates industrial, vehicle, and general public accidents/complaints. Files formal reports and makes recommendations to reduce occurrences and provides assistance in litigation matters as necessary.


Conducts personal and environmental monitoring of asbestos and/or lead exposure at various company locations, performs analyses, functions as “competent person” as required by law. Maintain required records as well as maintain pumps and accessories for monitoring work. These and other activities may require special safety and/or industrial hygiene certification and/or program completion in such areas as asbestos, lead, CPR, etc.


Conducts respirator fit testing. Compiles and maintains required records. Maintains all testing supplies and equipment.


Researches, develops, and analyzes safety statistics for management and others to aid in evaluating the company accident prevention and reduction program. Compiles and maintains required records to comply with existing regulations.


Performs testing of employees covered by the Annual Employee Screening Program such as spirometry, audiometry, and blood pressure. Compiles the necessary records to ensure compliance with existing regulations.

Other Responsibilities

Fundamental Requirements

Knowledge Requirements

  • Working knowledge of relevant HiOSH, Federal OSHA, DOT, DOH, PUC, NIOSH rules, regulations, and guidelines related to safety issues, the National Fire Safety Code, various ANSI standards, and general electrical utility safety and health practices.
  • Working knowledge of policies and procedures contained in such documents as Company/Union agreement, General Information Manual, and Substance Abuse Manual, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of Accident Prevention Manual.
  • Associate’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or Fire Science or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of basic fire suppression techniques including fire systems and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of asbestos and lead programs and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of industrial hygiene principles and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software application.
  • Special safety and/or industrial hygiene certifications and/or program completions may be required in such areas as asbestos, lead, CPR, and spirometry, etc.

Skills Requirements

  • Ability to become certified as a first aid and CPR instructor, crane inspector, hearing conservationist, possess a certificate in spirometry, and complete NIOSH asbestos fiber course or equivalent, and the McCrone asbestos identification course or equivalent.
  • Ability to function at accident scenes, at various company facilities (fuel oil tanks, mountain trails, manholes) which may be graphic. Ability to ride helicopters and to respond to callouts at all hours, including weekends and holidays (including 12-14 hour shifts).
  • Leadership skills including oral, written, listening, communications skills including report writing, capability of developing audio/visual training programs, technical writing, conflict resolution, and the willingness and ability to train.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of bargaining unit and management personnel within the Company and with various federal, state, and county officials, and with union representatives.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for a State of Hawaii driver’s license and a CDL, in order to travel to various field sites to inspect work sites and investigate accidents. Must meet the standards for frequent required driving positions as stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Company Drivers policy. These standards may be adjusted periodically to meet business and safety objectives.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to meet deadlines. Must be innovative and creative in approach to problem solving. Ability to participate as effective member of a “team”.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.

Experience Requirements

  • Several years (3-5) industrial safety experience.
  • Few years (1-2) experience in electric utility or construction industry or equivalent or several (3-5) years in the general work environment.

How To Apply


Employees of affiliate companies who meet the minimum requirements should submit intent to apply or resume to the HR Service Center via email at, or interoffice mail at CP7-FH or call toll-free at 1-855-652-4848.


All others who meet the minimum qualifications should click on the “Apply Now” icon to submit an online application.


Submittal of an application for the position:

1. Authorizes Hawaiian Electric Company to share any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;

2. Releases and waives Hawaiian Electric Company from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company; and

3. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer.



a) To the extent permitted by law, Hawaiian Electric Company may conduct a criminal conviction record inquiry for the past 10 years.

b) Hawaiian Electric Company is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender/sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws.

c) If you require accommodations during the application process, please contact the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.

Link to job announcement & online application:

Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO)

Posted: Sep 04, 2018

Position: Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO)

Company: Allied Pacific Builders, Inc.

The SSHO must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • CHST certification
  • Five years of construction industry safety experience on similar projects
  • 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 5 years
  • Average of at least 24 hours of formal training each year for the past 5 years with training for competent person status for at least the following four areas of competency: Excavation, Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Hazardous energy, Confined Space, Health Hazard recognition, Evaluation and Control of Chemical, Physical and Biological agents, PPE and clothing to include selection, use and maintenance.




President & CEO

Allied Pacific Builders, Inc.

94-260 Pupuole St., Waipahu, HI 96797

Main: (808) 748.8436

Fax: (808) 841.9804

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist

Posted: Aug 21, 2018

Heide & Cooke LLC is seeking an EHS Specialist. The salary will be based on experience as a safety professional. (starting at $85k).

Established in 1946, H&C is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chugach Alaska Corporation a Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) based in Anchorage, AK. H&C home office is at 1714 Kanakanui Street in Honolulu – also have branches in Hilo, Kona, and Kahului Maui.

Currently employs 200 (approx. 50 admin and 150 union techs)

Signatory with 3 local unionsLocal 126 International Union of Elevator Contractors

Local 293 Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers International

Local 675 Plumbers & Fitters International

For more information, please go to our website;

Should there be any questions or inquiries please forward them to;

Mr. Todd Williams President

Heide & Cook LLC

(808) 846-9298


Please click on the attachment below for more info.


Health and Safety Administrator

Posted: Aug 20, 2018

Health and Safety Administrator wanted:

This Zelinsky Company is a Commercial/Industrial Painting and Drywall company. We are a union subcontractor currently running 125 to 150 field employees. We are seeking to hire a full time safety officer/administrator that will administer, monitor, improve and augment our current programs and culture.

If you are interested and qualified, please contact James Wong at – – 682-1321

Click below for description


Safety Specialist II (SR-22)

Posted: Aug 01, 2018

Position Information:

Plans and executes industrial safety educational and informational programs; and performs other related duties as required.

The current vacancy is with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD). This position is responsible for planning,organizing, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the HPD’s safety and health program, and for ensuring departmental compliance with laws, rules, regulations, and standards pertaining to safety and health.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major work in businessadministration, public administration, or a related field.

Verification Requirement:

You must submit evidence of your education in order to be given credit. Please attach an electronic copy of your diploma and/or official transcript which shows the embossed seal to your application. Or mail or drop off a photocopy of your diploma and/or official transcript by the closing date of this recruitment to the following address: Department of Human Resources, 650 South King Street, 10th Floor,Honolulu, HI 96813


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Applications may only be submitted on-line at Application materials will not be sent or received by FAX.

Only ONLINE applications will be accepted.

Paper applications will NOT be accepted.There is one vacancy with the Honolulu Police Department, Professional Standards Office. Vacancy is located in Honolulu.

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