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Construction Safety Specialist (CSS)

Definition - What does Construction Safety Specialist (CSS) mean?

A construction safety specialist works in the construction industry ensuring that all safety procedures are upheld. They are responsible for developing and maintaining health policies in their particular company. As part of this role, they are generally tasked with introducing new staff members and ensuring all employees have access to the appropriate safety training required for their particular role.

Safeopedia explains Construction Safety Specialist (CSS)

To gain employment as a construction safety specialist most employers expect a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with follow up study in Occupational Health and Safety. This is a highly specialized field of work, as the construction safety specialist is expected to know both local and federal safety laws and ensure that these laws are being adhered to. They are also required to continually inspect the work site for possible safety risks, and brainstorm ways to minimize such risks. Above all, a construction safety specialist must create an ethos of construction safety best practices within their workplace.

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