POSITION SUMMARY: The Safety Director is responsible for maintaining and updating an approved safety plan that continuously improves the chances of employees and job sites staying safe. A critical objective in this position is to reduce Experience Modification Rate and Total Recordable Incident Rate.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this position successfully, the following responsibilities must be performed satisfactorily. These functions are representative, but not all-inclusive, of what is necessary to succeed in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. The following responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Be a strong, credible safety leader out in the field at the jobsites, where the production employees are working. Know the technical/mechanical language as it pertains to safety so as to have real-time conversations with employees.
- Conduct regular safety inspections and jobsite visits to monitor compliance in the shop, field and office.
- Ensure all new employees are adequately trained and existing employees are annually re-trained as needed.
- Maintain all safety documentation in an organized manner and according to OSHA requirements. This includes but is not limited to training documents, sign-in sheets, OSHA logs, incident reports and workers compensation files.
- Coordinate, lead and monitor a Safety Committee including monthly safety meetings, safety minutes and following up on action items to ensure completion.
- Maintain the OSHA log and document all incidents and injuries with a clear safety plan for reducing the TRIR
- Complete root cause analysis on all incidents to prevent similar situations from occurring again
- Manage & maintain ISNetworld with HMI safety data and programs
- Consistently work towards a goal of lost time injuries except in extreme cases
- Continually research and stay up to date on OSHA regulations.
- Conduct regular training programs to continually maintain safe practices and to meet federal regulations for safety training. Utilize whatever resources are available and appropriate to assist with training.
- Attend off-site safety meetings, seminars and conferences such as through the AGC, WSC, and related organizations
- Maintain the SDS program
- Coordinate company return to work program for injured employees with extreme confidentiality.
- Ensure that all required safety posters remain current and are displayed in visible locations
- Maintain knowledge of current and emerging issues and trends in areas of regulatory compliance
- Ensure completion and tracking of weekly Tool Box Talks and monthly safety newsletter
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in related field AND/OR equivalent work experience
- Experience (preferred) in managing construction related injuries, incidents and accidents in the Industrial sector
- Successful completion of OSHA 30; CPR/First Aid certification
- Knowledgeable of safety topics such as Fall Protection, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Hazard Communication, Confined Space, Ergonomics, Bloodborne Pathogens, PPE, Emergency Action Plans and other safety topics related to the construction industry
- Skilled in performing jobsite safety inspections for self-audit purposes
- Ability to prioritize mission critical action items and ensure execution of projects and initiatives by leveraging cross-functional support and resources
- Computer literate and comfortable with associated software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Must also possess the ability to effectively learn new computer programs/software.
- Be professional and approachable, with the ability to generate trust from production workers, co-workers and management.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described are representative, but not all inclusive, of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
While performing the duties of this job, employee will be exposed to normal office conditions and usual office equipment such as telephone, personal computer, printers/copiers, reports and files. Employee will be constantly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see and type/write. Employee must occasionally bend or squat and lift and/or push up to 10 pounds of general office items. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, far, and field of vision and will involve visual scanning between computer screen and data/documentation.
The performance of this position may include exposure to shop and/or job-site construction conditions. This may include exposure to environments with various machines and equipment, requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, hearing protection and other safety gear. While on or near work sites, employee may be required to walk, stand, climb (ladders), see, hear and talk. Quick visual and physical responses to changing work site conditions are necessary.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level or difficulty.
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Salary, Exempt
WAGE RATE: Competitive, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
BENEFITS: Full benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; 401k plan; Health Savings Account; Paid Vacation & PTO; Paid Holidays.
HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter & resume to Jamee Schleis at [email protected].
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.