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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator

The EHS Coordinator is responsible for administering all aspects of the company’s environmental health & safety programs, policies, and procedures at all of its branches.


Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator


Dakota Fence is a growing specialty contractor primarily involved in residential/commercial fence, highway, and commercial playground construction as well as traffic control services.  We provide services to home owners, commercial businesses and government entities.  Our dedicated employees (our “Blue Family”) work from four facilities throughout ND and service five states, with a wider retail presence through our sign manufacturing and distribution businesses. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our customers the best value possible.  

The EHS Coordinator is responsible for administering all aspects of the company’s environmental health & safety programs, policies, and procedures at all of its branches. This position is also responsible for backing up the Director – EHS & Risk Management in his/her absence.  This position works closely with all management, hourly employees, prime contractors, sub-contractors, and customers to assure that a culture of safety is established and maintained as each employee goes about their daily tasks.  Finally this position serves as management’s eyes and ears in the field to capture, develop, and share best practices that improve both our safety and overall efficiency.

The principal job duties of this position are: 

·       Maintains current knowledge of all EHS regulations that impact the company including OSHA, AGC, ND Safety Council, etc.

·       Develops, plans, and leads company safety meetings and new employee safety orientations.

·       Qualifies drivers for our company vehicles.

·       Assesses the effectiveness of all safety programs, policies, procedures, PPE, etc.

·       Manages the medical care process associated with employee injuries.  Manages all aspects of our WSI relationship.

·       Leads CPR, first aid, AED and other relevant training.

·       Conducts incident investigations (including near misses) to find and permanently correct root causes of accidents.

·       Tracks and reports on safety incident rates including those required to be reported to various contractor or customer organizations.  This includes completing all prime contractor safety questionnaires.

·       Provides safety and risk counsel as required for specific bid proposals.

·       Leads the safety committees.

·       Purchases safety & environmental supplies & equipment.

·       Coordinates emergency safety plans and procedures including evacuation, rescue, hazmat, fire suppression, active shooter, etc.

·       Develops, updates, and otherwise maintains all safety documentation including JSA’s, safety manuals, employee handbook, and other safety related documentation.

·       Performs various other functions as necessary.

Experience and skill requirements:

  1. Ability to suggest and implement process improvements. 
  2. Self-motivation and desire to continually improve. 
  3. Great computer software aptitude is required.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and have good public relations skills.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Minimum of two (2) years of directly related EHS experience or equivalent education.  Excellent Microsoft Excel are required.  Experience with construction ERP systems, including Vista is a plus.  2 year degree preferred.

Competitive pay (based on experience) and benefits package, including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 401(k), and profit sharing. This is an internal and external posting.  EOE-Disabled Vets. Please apply via the company web page at www.dakotafence.com under Careers, or complete a company application and submit it to Janet Thoreson, HR via email at jthoreson@dakotafence.com


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