Plans and coordinates health and safety program in area of responsibility by analyzing, updating and controlling work processes and supporting leadership with safety awareness and tools to reduce occupational hazards and diseases by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develops and implements programs and policies for under-performing locations to improve all safety metrics.
Supports division, region, and branch managements to ensure consistent development, implementation and execution of safety strategies at field locations.
Performs corporate safety audits at each location, including field safety reviews.
Develops strategies for reducing collisions and injuries.
Develops accountability mechanisms for branches and regions to ensure safety accountability at all levels in area of responsibility.
Analyzes safety metrics and trends to develop recommendations for solutions to improve results of key performance indicators.
Provide guidance and technical support for management and safety teams to ensure compliance with any applicable regulations or laws.
Serves as a secondary point of contact for field management for inquiries, questions or needs related to internal safety, security, and loss prevention.
Review business operations and safety trends and make recommendations to reduce costs and manage risks.
Provide leadership and direction to the operating managers regarding collision or workers' compensation investigations, reporting processes, regulatory compliance and follow-up corrective action and preventative measures.
Conduct investigation of more serious work related accidents or illnesses.
Manage any external audit process by a regulatory agency governing matters of employee occupational health, safety and security.
Coordinate communication with any outside regulatory agencies where needed.
Identify, report and provide solutions to the division regarding employee safety programs, regulatory compliance, security breeches and employee health issues.
Implements or recommends control measures for exposure to hazardous materials or conditions.
Assist with development of educational and training materials for associates including "red flag" training when there is an immediate need resulting from an occurrence.
Directs workers engaged in field and laboratory verification of compliance with health regulations.
Provides technical guidance to management, labor organizations, government agencies, and civic groups regarding health related problems and correct use of protective clothing or accessories.
Monitors the company's health standards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Develops and implements a program and system to track and evaluate worker injuries for analyses.
Maintains working knowledge of new developments in the industry and government regulations.
May facilitate training for workers or train-the-trainers on issues related to health and safety.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Indirectly, through a matrix structure, this position directs branches, regions and divisions on safety expectations and accountabilities.
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 (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current Driver's License
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred
Associate Safety Professional (ASP) preferred
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred
Other Skills and Abilities
Regulatory knowledge (Department of Transportation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, FMCSR)
Work effectively with all levels of management
Strong computer literacy
Local and overnight travel 75%.
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 sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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 is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer – AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
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