At Sequence, we are proud of the diligent work we perform in support of a wide variety of safety activities and initiatives for our public and private sector clients through recruitment and placement of highly capable staff, management and executive level personnel.
This field addresses the application and enforcement of government safety and health regulations before and during construction. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) addresses many of the safety issues associated with construction. The two biggest safety hazards on a work site are falls from height and vehicles, but there are many more and there are many things that can be done to reduce them.
Some of the main health hazards on a construction site are asbestos, solvents, noise and manual handling activities. To reduce these hazards companies must develop safety, spill, fire and containment plans, enforce protective equipment requirements and prepare reports to comply with OSHA regulations.
For example, they might help design safe work spaces, inspect machines, or test air quality. In addition to making workers safer, technicians work with specialists to increase worker productivity by reducing absenteeism and equipment downtime, and to save money by lowering insurance premiums and workers' compensation payments, and preventing government fines.
To measure hazards, such as noise or radiation, occupational health and safety technicians prepare and calibrate scientific equipment. They must properly collect and handle samples of dust, gases, vapors, and other potentially toxic materials to ensure personal safety and accurate test results.
To ensure that machinery and equipment complies with appropriate safety regulations, safety technicians may examine and test machinery and equipment, such as lifting devices, machine guards, or scaffolding. They may check that personal protective equipment, such as masks, respirators, protective eyewear, or hardhats, is being used according to regulations.
They also check that hazardous materials are stored correctly. They test and identify work areas for potential accident and health hazards, such as toxic vapors, mold, mildew, and explosive gas-air mixtures and help implement appropriate control measures, such as adjustments to ventilation systems. Their inspection of the workplace might involve talking with workers and observing their work, as well as inspecting elements in their work environment, such as lighting, tools, and equipment.
Professions in this field we routinely recruit include:
• Building Inspector
• Construction Inspector
• Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic
• Environmental Health And Safety Manger
• Home Inspector
• Regulatory Compliance Manager
• Safety Director