Director of Safety

US-VA-Richmond
Job ID
2017-1209
# of Openings
1
Category
Management

Overview

Responsible for development and implementation of safety and security programs and processes to protect the safety of employees and ensure the security of the facilities. Strives to maintain an accident-free work environment. Creates and maintains a safe, positive, team-oriented working environment.  This position will be a part of Corporate Staff reporting to the President.  Work location ideally would be Richmond, VA but can be flexible for the best fit candidate

Responsibilities

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures including training employees, appraising performance, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Creates and maintains a safe, positive, team oriented working environment.
  • Reviews Employee Incident Reports and makes recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Identifies trends in safety incidents and develops corrective actions and communication plans company-wide.
  • Foster facility awareness, involvement, and accountability of health and safety issues to ensure full integration of company initiatives within all stages of the business.
  • Plans, implements, and reviews safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Plans and implements programs to train managers and employees of work site safety practices, fire prevention , and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials.
  • Oversees the management of DOT driving records and overall safe driving program within company.
  • Prepares studies and analyses of accident cause and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
  • Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Provides information and instructions for the posting of signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
  • Reviews the investigation of accidents and injuries. Cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization’s use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations. Oversight responsibility for the compilation and submission of accident reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees the administration of workers’ compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time. Provides oversight for safety exhibits and materials for display, promotional work, and industry conferences. Represents the organization in the community or industry safety groups and programs.
  • Directs activities for the maintenance of safety, training and worker’s compensation files and records.
  • Responsible for the supervision, planning, and budgeting of department.
  • Understand and support the Quality Management and Environmental Management systems.
  • Establish and communicate emergency plans for each location.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety/Industrial Engineering or related field and ten years’ experience of increasing environmental/safety responsibility. An equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience can be considered. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak well and present information to managers, customers and employees.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Must be familiar with complex laws and regulations, and be able to process complex information to direct actions during emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in close proximity with co-workers to inform them of work-related problems, regulatory and compliance updates.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.
  • Agility in multitasking in a fast paced construction environment.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Self-starter and problem solver
  • Excellent organizational skills

 

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 disability to perform the essential functions.
  • Employee must be able to coordinate and direct other employees for gaining access to all areas in the facility. The employee is continuously required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and use keyboard/repetitive hand motion, and perform tasks requiring use of both hands. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach/work overhead. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus, depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision, distance vision, and close vision.

 

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near or around toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and wet and /or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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