To become a licensed site safety manager, there are certain requirements a person must meet. Typically, a person must have a bachelor’s degree in construction management or a related degree. They also must have experience working in the construction field to gain experience working with the equipment and receive basic training. Also, one must become certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals to become a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). This requires passing two certification exams. In addition, many employers also require site safety managers to be authorized by OSHA to teach construction safety programs to other employees.
In New York City, a Site Safety Coordinator is required on buildings being built or demolished that are 10 to 14 stories. A Site Safety Manager is required on buildings under construction or demolition that are 15 stories or greater or at least 100,000 square feet.
Construction Site Safety Managers are responsible for overseeing the safety of the worksite. They are responsible for enforcing compliance with regulations and reviewing health and safety guidelines to minimize injuries. Often, they will conduct safety audits of a jobsite to check for proper safety gear and signage. A site safety manager must present and explain site safety plans to people on the worksite as well as providing training to employees.
There a numerous benefit to having a site safety manager on a construction site. Safety managers will improve safety on the jobsite. They have extensive knowledge about how to promote safety and can train others. This will lead to a reduction in injuries and medical costs. Site safety managers will help to ensure that your construction site is always up to code and meeting all standards because they know the regulations and can perform regular audits. Hiring a site safety manager will have extensive benefits to your construction site.
Site Safety Manager at TSC
At Total Safety Consulting, we can provide staffing for your construction site. Our safety professionals include site safety managers and coordinators, fire safety managers, concrete safety managers, and qualified safety professionals. Our staff members have a minimum of 5 to 30 years working in the construction industry. They are OSHA approved trainers and have specialized areas of competency. Our team of professionals knows federal, state, and city regulations to ensure your jobsite is compliant. Total Safety Consulting is the largest privately-owned safety consulting firm in New York. Contact us today to learn more about the staffing and services we provide.