Safety Director

SUMMARY

In cooperation with all Teams, the Safety Director will be responsible for the continuous development of Safety Policies and Procedures as well as effective implementation of these policies.   The Safety Director is ultimately responsible for having an effective workplace safety program and culture in place.  This position directs the resources and activities of the organization to support the Health and Safety programs by providing advice and guidance to employees at all levels of the organization.  This position has significant influence on the company’s overall performance in the areas of Health and Safety. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • In coordination with management, direct all aspects of the health and safety program to ensure compliance with OSHA, MSHA, DOT and all other State and Federal regulations.
  • Develop and implement job specific training.
  • Develop and implement a continuous employee safety education program to include company-wide safety meetings, supervisory meetings, tool box talks, etc.
  • In coordination with HR administer the Return to Work Program.
  • Develop, implement and maintain standard policies and procedures for health and safety.
  • Assure company and employee compliance to safety and governmental regulations.
  • In coordination with HR, timely respond to any citations.
  • Appropriately manage Work Comp, with an emphasis on lowering incident rates, reducing time lost and overall costs.
  • Manage the Company’s Emergency Response Team (ERT).
  • Direct and conduct the following:
    • Monthly Safety Committee meetings
    • Accident investigations
    • Witness investigations
    • Risk assessments
    • Jobsite Safety Audits
    • Shop safety audits and inspections
  • Participate in Project Kick-off meetings to assist with and prepare Site Specific Safety Plans.
  • Track and report safety performance on a monthly basis (i.e. – accidents, near misses, safety alerts, incidents, citations, etc.)
  • Implement and maintain a schedule for site visit safety audits – both announced and unannounced
  • Maintain and share knowledge of changing industry standards, compliance and trends
  • Manage company’s DOT program including keeping timely documentation
  • Point person for OSHA inspections, Fire Inspections, etc.
  • Manage Company’s Respirator Fit Test and Hygiene Assessment programs

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene, or Environmental Sciences or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a construction/manufacturing type setting preferred
  • Safety Related Credentials – ASP, CSP, CHST, OSHA, MSHA or other are preferred
  • Familiarity with OSHA 1926, OSHA 1910, MSHA and DOT with the ability to interpret standards
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to travel with short notice and up to 25% of the time
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written (training/presentations/report writing)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work with customers, other safety professionals, MSHA/OSHA inspectors, etc. in a timely and professional manner
  • Ability to work with a diverse set of personalities
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple to complex instructions and correspondence.  Ability to write standard documentation, policies and procedures.  Ability to effectively communicate information with all levels of employees within the organization. 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract using whole numbers and fractions.  Ability to complete spreadsheets from simple to intermediate.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle or touch objects, tools, or controls.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, bend, talk, hear and sit.  The employee occasionally needs to stoop, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulders.  The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently work near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment will vary from low to high.