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Turner Construction Company 2020-2021 Project Safety Assistant (Portland) in Portland, Oregon


Turner Construction is the leading general builder in the United States performing work in market segments including Healthcare, Education, Sports, Residential, Biotech, and Commercial Office. Our company has earned international recognition for undertaking complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for our clients, employees and community. While we build buildings, our true goal is to enrich the communities where we live and work.

We know choosing an employer to begin your career with is stressful, which is why Turner prides itself on its career development and training programs. With more than 1,500 national projects each year, we ensure each individual’s career path is fulfilling and dynamic. We seek to employ thought-provoking leaders who excel in a fast-paced, challenging, and collaborative environment. We encourage eager learners who share our company's values of sustainable building and creating inclusive and diverse workplaces to apply.

Position Description: Assist the Project Safety Manager, PX, PM, and Superintendents in enforcing and adhering to Company Environmental Health & Safety and risk management policies and procedures on a construction project. Identify, eliminate, and control hazardous conditions on a project that may lead to injury and/or property damage using job specific safety standards, best management practices, and the Building L.I.F.E. program.

Reports To: Project Safety Manager or Project EHS Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities*:

Assist with the following:

  • Educate project staff and Turner Trades personnel on EH&S programs, policies and procedures and provide training on safe work practices.

  • Review subcontractor safety programs for completeness and compliance with Turner’s policies, regulation, and owner contractual requirements.

  • Promote safe work practices and safe working conditions in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations, and Owner/contractual requirements.

  • Administer drug screening program (pre-employment, post-accident, random, and cause) that is consistent with Turner’s and Owner’s requirements.

  • Coordinate preconstruction meetings with Project Safety Manager and Superintendent.

  • Ensure that subcontractors are conducting the proper training as per OSHA standards.

  • Conduct effective worker orientation program for every new employee and administer and record their participation.

  • Gather pre-task plans and Job Hazard Analyses for all project contractors based on contractual requirements.

  • Conduct safety meetings and issue minutes of meetings as directed by the Project Safety Manager.

  • Maintain a log of each subcontractor’s toolbox safety meetings held with their employees.

  • Provide safety reports to Project Safety Manager as required.

  • Conduct safety audits and recommend corrective action per Company policy and work with Project Safety Manager to issue reports of any violations or unsafe practices to subcontractors for immediate resolution.