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Lewis Tree Service, Inc Safety Specialist in Fort Myers, Florida


The Safety Specialist is responsible for executing safety initiatives across assigned Lewis areas to enhance the safety culture and identify, evaluate, and control risks necessary to drive Safety performance and operating efficiency. The Safety Specialist will work with Operations to educate and drive Safety compliance by performing the day-to-day activities of visiting job crews, observing work, communicating best practices, providing training, and demonstrating safety leadership as aligned with Lewis’s Values and Operating Principles.

We Offer…

  • Specialized paid training & certifications

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Health insurance plans

  • Paid time off

  • Employee stock ownership plan

  • Retirement & savings plans options

  • Employee assistance program

What You'll Do…

  • Present as a visible leader, influencing and motivating while modeling Lewis's operating principles

  • Build and maintain a strong partnership with Operations to drive positive and continuous Safety improvements.

  • Participate in morning huddles and deliver safety tailgates/safety moments to job crews.

  • Conduct worksite observations to identify potential risks and compliance with company and regulatory requirements. Provide feedback to operations leadership on the observations.

  • Provide timely assistance and consistent interpretation of company safety polices/procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Support crews in using safety and human performance tools and practices, ensuring the tools are effective in the field.

  • Stay abreast of trends and best practices and provide sharing opportunities across the Safety organization.

  • Train and coach on:

  • working safely with utility line clearance tools such as saws (chain and hand), pruners, hanger poles, ropes and rigging tools, saddles, full body harnesses, aerial lifts, and more.

  • technical skills from fundamentals to advanced (i.e., roping and rigging, collision avoidance, climbing techniques).

  • safety related processes and risks (i.e., aerial rescue, electrical safety, 1st aid/CPR)

Keys to Success…

  • Possess leadership and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Proficient Office Suite software skills, smartphone use

  • The ability to travel, including overnight, by ground and/or air transportation is required.

What You'll Need…

  • Associate degree in related field or the equivalent combination of High School diploma or GED along with safety/industry related credentials or similar to: CUSP, CTSP, ASP, GSP, ISA Arborist and/or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in line-clearance or related industry

  • Knowledge of OSHA and applicable ANSI requirements and compliance, OSHA 30 Hour or equivalent combination.

  • Credentialed Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP), or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire. Associate Safety Professional or related certification is preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Knowledge of Human Performance and Bi-lingual is an advantage.

Our DEI Promise

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is key to the success of our business. We respect the differences among us, and we leverage those differences to create an environment where all employees feel welcome and fairly treated. We seek the best solutions possible by attracting and engaging a diverse workforce where all perspectives are sought and valued.

Lewis Tree Service is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity for both applicants and employees. Lewis Tree Service prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment of employees and applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age (40+), religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy applies to all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, apprenticeship, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Lewis Tree Service’s practices and policies are administered in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.