Authorized Safety Representative

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Post Date: 03/13/2018 Job ID: 11450 Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales)

Our Client, a Public Utility that provides natural gas and electricity to the majority of Michigan s 10 million residents is seeking a talented and self-driven individual for needs serving in the role of Authorized Safety Representative.


An Authorized Safety Representative (ASR) oversees the contractor safety oversight program implementation in conjunction with the department to manage the execution of the company s contract work. Their role is a combination of understanding risk management, legal safety requirements, and implementing standards on multiemployer worksites. The ASR is a company liaison used to assist in maintaining communication and report safety and health information between Company and its Contractors. The ASR will work to ensure each entity understands their obligation to safety procedures and regulatory requirements.

The ASR may be required to perform standard to advanced analytical or administrative tasks associated with safety processes, including safety investigations and safety audits.

The ASR will administer and implement contractor safety oversight program(s) defined by the company as it applies to each of its contractors to prevention safety incidents.

The ASR s will be required to apply skills such as analysis, planning, design, research, coordination, facilitation, and communication with clients on complex projects.

Assignments have clear and specified objectives which the ASR may be required to assist and provide recommendations to improve the safety and health of the project(s).

General responsibilities of the ASR include:

Carry out duties as assigned to lead safety in establishing and maintaining required project/site responsibilities for Contractor Safety Oversight.
Ensure all Contractors are indoctrinated with company information applicable to each site that defines safety expectations and the associated governing policies, procedures or rules.
Establish that each Contractor is aware of the standards they must meet.
Monitor Contractors to ensure they provide their workers with the resources needed to meet the standards, such as a safe and healthful workplace, effective training, and adequate oversight of work operations.
Measure the Contractors safety performance as required by law for reasonable care, to verify safety performance is acceptable.
Assess each Contractors overall safety performance.


This position will have matrixed responsibility to provide safety support to business unit(s) on behalf of Corporate Safety and Health. Leadership skills will be used to manage and monitor the day-to-day activities and safety performance of company contracted entities.
Work experience in the construction industry, or related fields.
Act with honesty and integrity.
Ability to interact with internal and external clients to give and receive moderately complex information.
Knowledge of utility practices of a combined utility and the associated procedures
Excellent communication skills
Skill in problem-solving
Promote, motivate and encourage a positive safety culture


Position will be designated based on experience, qualifications and skills necessary for work being performed.
At least 1 year of applicable experience and a Bachelor s degree in an applicable field is required. Less than a Bachelor s degree may be acceptable if accompanied by experience and/or education in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance.

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