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Cotton Holdings HSE Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

HSE Specialist

Department: Safety

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Boston, MA

Reporting To: Mike Terry


Cotton Holdings, Inc., is a diversified holding company with subsidiaries that provide property restoration and recovery, construction, roofing, logistical support, temporary workforce housing, and culinary services to public and private entities worldwide. Cotton combines this diverse suite of services with top talent, innovative technology, and a large inventory of company-owned assets, to offer clients a total solutions package in support of disaster events and large development projects, including complex work environments.


Reports to Cotton’s HSE Manager. This person will be responsible for rolling out assigned safety, health and environmental objectives, materials, and environments to achieve safety management effectiveness for the Market. Facilitate and maintain Cotton’s HSE programs and solutions in support of those objectives as well as support and drive national and region strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Applying safety efforts that effectively communicate and support company policies consistently with a key focus on incident prevention and loss abatement.

  • Conduct on-site risk assessments and job hazard analysis to identify potential hazards to our employees, clients, the public, and the environment.

  • Apply controls to mitigate identified risks.

  • Enforce policy, provide coaching, get expectations, and provide resources to the operating team to sustain successful operations.

  • Conduct accident investigations, identify root causes, and recommend corrective/preventive actions.

  • Maintain compliance with all OSHA Recordkeeping requirements, including but limited to OSHA 300 logs, training records, and other compliance programs requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910 and 1926, where applicable.

  • Facilitate implementation of safe work techniques, effective safety methods, and processes, evaluating performance management, training, and regulatory compliance.

  • Participate in regularly scheduled safety audits, risk assessments, inspections, training, and meetings to determine the effectiveness of safety and accident prevention activities.

  • Drive the evolution of the organization's safety culture by ensuring that all business strategies and safety initiatives align with the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

  • Maintain knowledge of safety, health, and environmental regulations at all levels of government, including federal, state, and local. Possess the ability to evaluate, document, and report on compliance with policies, procedures, rules, and regulations to ensure operational compliance.

  • Successful implementation of injury reduction initiatives.

  • Actively partner with Ops and provide needed support.

  • Design and implement controls to mitigate identified risks.

  • Enforce policy, recognize desired behaviors, or provide coaching to Ops.

  • Align market priorities with organizational goals and objectives.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferred) in Business, Safety Management, Safety Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health Technology or a related field preferred.

  • Requires 2-5 years of experience progressively responsible in the field of Safety and Risk Management

  • Proficient knowledge of OSHA regulations pertaining to Health, Safety, and Environmental regulations

  • Must have proficient knowledge of OSHA regulations pertaining to HSE regulations and standards.

  • Basic knowledge of injury prevention strategies

  • Proficient skills in project and time management

  • Background in environmental safety is a plus.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to effectively support a large multi-site workforce.

  • Working knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to Health, Safety, and Environmental regulations.

  • Ability to compile technical data and prepare technical and analytical reports.

  • Ability to develop and conduct effective health, safety and environmental training programs and meetings.

  • Skilled in project management, problem-solving techniques and communicating ideas and instructions clearly.

  • Skilled in directing activities and operations of others, including activities involving hazardous situations.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications


This Job Description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent(s). It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent(s) may be asked to perform other duties as requested.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Cotton is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veterans, Disabled and LGBTQ employer. Cotton promotes a respectful work environment of inclusion and is committed building teams that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and experiences.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation with job search, or the application process should notify the Human Resources Department at 877-511-2962. #Holdings