Hampton Roads Transit is seeking a Safety Specialist that is responsible for hazard management, safety training, safety data acquisition and analysis, facility inspections and emergency management. Develop curricula for safety training, conducts safety training, develops intervention strategies to resolve identified unsafe acts and conditions observed, produces reports, maintains the risk register, monitors, and maintains hazard logs/registers and serves as the official representative of the Safety Department on accident and incident sites.

  • Independently conducts investigations, audits records, and makes recommendations for improving safety.
  • Performs independent audits and inspections of equipment, facilities and/or operations to detect unsafe conditions and practices and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and codes.
  • Performs follow-up audits/inspections to ensure that recommended corrective action has been taken to resolve identified deficiencies and produces final reports. Tracks open items identified in the inspection process.
  • Performs comprehensive investigations/evaluations of chemical products, hazardous material, and toxic substances to determine their acceptability for use in HRT operations, support, construction, and maintenance activities.
  • Conducts trend analyses geared toward reducing accidents and injuries and recommends intervention strategies to enhance safety awareness and accident reduction.
  • Knowledge of DOL OSHA Standards, FTA 49 CFR part 674, DOT regulations, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) hazardous materials codes and ANSI, ADA, MIL Standard 882, and 29 CFR 1910 and


Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Safety Management, Transportation or Engineering.

Preferred experience in 49 CFR Part 674 Rail Fixed Guideway, State Safety Oversight Program, or Transportation.

Apply online at www.gohrt.com/transitcareers/

HRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer