Safety Director

Traveling Position
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Position Summary:

Provides site safety leadership through managing company safety program ensuring site compliance with company safety standards by performing primary safety training, internally audit and inspect all project sites, maintain company safety records and reporting requirements, maintain a company focus that safety is the first priority for all, and providing employees and subcontractors with the tools, knowledge and resources to increase safety, reduce risk and improve loss control on every project. This position is responsible to provide guidance to Field Supervisors to implement and execute safety on jobsites.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.

  • Keeps General Superintendent informed of Safety Program progress, changes, successes, and incidents.
  • Inspects project sites.
  • Maintains a program to have safe behavior for all employees that reinforces the commitment of zero injuries by The Samuels Group senior management.
  • Assists Human Resources in managing the existing drug and alcohol testing procedures in all geographic areas.
  • Develops and maintain task-based training for all workers on The Samuels Group jobsites.
  • Sets the standards of excellence for The Samuels Group employees in matters of safety training and OSHA certification courses. Maintain records of all employee training mandated by The Samuels Group and state or federal agencies.
  • Works with the General Superintendent to set the commitments of The Samuels Group's safety program to be part of the business plan and see that the commitments are followed. Also, report to the General Superintendent on the status and progress toward meeting those safety commitments.
  • Reviews and keeps current the SDS reference books for compliance so that it is a viable and effective communication tool for operations within The Samuels Group.
  • Develops and maintains an orientation program, including an introductory video for all new employees.
  • Anticipates project safety needs and assist with required safety training. Monitor site safety communication to maintain training effectiveness (Signage, toolbox meetings, etc.).
  • Performs internal safety audits and inspections on all projects on a random basis. Instructs and train field workers in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions to eliminate hazards.
  • Works with state and federal agencies on inspections and issues identified, if any, to minimize the future impact on The Samuels Group.
  • Assures that adequate, properly trained personnel are available to carry out the required functions safely on all projects and prospective projects.
  • In conjunction with Human Resources monitors the return-to-work process for injured employees to minimize the impact of an injured worker returning to a jobsite. Creatively identify the work an injured worker can perform.
  • Coordinates company safety policy and procedures.
  • Develops company materials, maintains logs of company statistics, and organize safety related conferences and meetings.
  • Ensures company compliance with federal, state, and local ordinances, regulation and reporting requirements. Communicates and negotiates with State and Federal Agencies.
  • Trains workers in learning how to recognize hazards and what to do about them.
  • Oversees response to unsafe conditions.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must belong to the AGC Wisconsin Safety Committee.
  • Other duties as may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
Work Relationships and Scope:
Reports directly to the General Superintendent. All field staff and Project Managers report to the Safety Director in regards to safety issues or procedures. Working relationships required with Site Superintendents, Site Foremen, Site Trade Workers, Management Team, Project Managers, Customers, Subcontractors, General Public, Union Business Agents, and Clients. Involves no supervisory functions, but requires the ability to work and coordinate with others.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The attributes listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability appropriate for the level of work performed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management or Industrial Safety and 5 plus years of safety management experience. Safety or OSHA Teaching Certification desired.
  • A proactive rather than reactive approach to the concept of zero injuries in the construction process.
  • Be able to read, comprehend and recognize safety standards and issues.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Highly developed organizational and planning skills, time management and written/oral communication skills.
  • Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards.
  • Exhibit strong business judgment, skills and maturity and the ability to work effectively with others even under stressful deadlines situations.
  • Must be able to ask questions, listen to, receive and give verbal and written instructions and directions in a professional manner.
  • Results-driven achiever with ability to attain goals and complete tasks.
  • Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions.
  • Results oriented and proactive team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and with scheduling, cost control and project management software.

Working Conditions:
In a typical 8 hour work day, employee will usually; sit at least four hours, stand at least two hours and walk at least two hours. Employee's job requires occasionally to; bend/stoop, squat/crawl, climb 30-60 ft., reach above shoulder, crouch/kneel, balance, push/pull, lift/carry up to 30 pounds, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, exposure to dust, fumes, gases and noise sometimes over 85 DBA and working on open high locations. Employee's job frequently requires; using hands for repetitive action such as simple grasping and manipulating and being around moving machinery. Work hours are generally during normal business hours. However, unscheduled evening and weekend work may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Out-of-town and overnight business travel may be required.

This position description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the individual assigned to this position and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It does not state or imply these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the position. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties. All requirements are subject to change and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of The Samuels Group, Inc. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.

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