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Field Safety Specialist - Western US

Apply Job ID 1232 Date posted 12/03/2018


Responsible for recognizing and evaluating safety and environmental risks for field operations, and for implementing control measures that are designed to mitigate those risks resulting from human error and equipment operation. Serve as a safety and environment resource for field employees.


Safety and Environmental Management

  • Participate in the information gathering and analysis process for safety performance metrics, incidents, and interactions.
  • Collaborate with safety specialists and operations management on initiatives to minimize and mitigate risk.
  • Establish and maintain effective business and working relationships with internal and external personnel to accomplish mutual objectives.
  • Attend and participate in Loram and customer safety meetings and seminars.
  • Lead incident investigations at times and write Root Cause Corrective Action report

Safety and Environmental Compliance

  • Plan, organize, schedule and conduct Field Interactions with the Loram mobile workforce.
  • Present results of Field Interactions with internal and external personnel in various settings using any method of communication including online meetings.
  • Identify best practices to improve the Field Interaction program and assist with revisions as necessary.
  • Apply the Because I CARE philosophy in the field by intervening when at risk behaviors are observed and coaching others on its purpose and application.
  • Keep apprised of new rules and regulations that affect company operations.Assist in interpreting and applying the changes efficiently.
  • Audit the day-to-day performance of field personnel to ensure safety and environmental compliance to the life changing decisions, operating rules, safe operating procedures, FRA, OSHA, and other applicable regulations.


Support and drive a culture of Safety Excellence and takes action to minimize risk.  Ensure that a safe environment is provided and maintained for all Loram field employees.


Approachability:  Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant, and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; is an early knower, getting informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.

Action Oriented:  Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive. Enjoys working hard; is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning.

Peer Relationships: Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration, can be candid with peers.

Safety Awareness:  Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards.

Safety Intervention:  Having knowledge of conditions that affect patient, self, and / or employee safety under normal conditions and conditions that occur in crisis situations; identifying conditions that might cause health or safety hazards and takes action to remove such hazards; understanding all aspects of providing a safe environment for patient, self, and / or others in crisis.

High Impact Communication:  Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others thoughts and actions; and helps them understand, retain and engage.

Values Based:  Recognized by others to as living and teaching the Loram values, and appropriately responds when others behave in opposition to the values.






Major /Course of Study

HS Diploma/Equivalent


Associate Degree (2 yr)


Bachelors Degree (4 yr)





3 - 5 years

Relative safety experience.

3 - 5 years

OSHA and FRA knowledge and experience.


DOT, ISO knowledge and experience.

  *Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special licenses, other education, certification or professional memberships:




Maintain railroad safety training and certifications.

Six Sigma (Preferred)

Obtain yellow, green, and/or black belt certification.


This position is considered a safety sensitive role.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Up to 100% travel including international, using any method of transportation.
  • Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.
  • Excellent communication skills used within any social context.
  • Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.
  • Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment.

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