The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is the leading resource for directing, developing and overseeing the general health and safety culture, policy and procedures for our fast growing, residential construction organization with multiple locations. As a valued member of the Senior Executive Team, the Safety Director embraces and champions a mindset that all incidents, injuries and workplace illnesses are preventable, and that excellent business results begin with an engaged and empowered workforce, dedicated to driving a world-class safety culture and organizational performance.
Duties, Responsibilities and Key Functions
While the list below is not intended to be comprehensive, it gives examples of the primary job duties and responsibilities in which a successful Safety Director should be highly-seasoned and skilled.
- Facilitate a Safety-First culture, where the safety of our employees is our top priority
- Effectively communicate with leadership, regional management and field teams to ensure aligned safety practices and behaviors are in place
- Own and manage the company’s behavioral-based safety platform
- Identify behaviors and implement safeguards to prevent serious-to-fatal injuries
- Ensure the organization is compliant with OSHA and other state, local or industry specific regulations and requirements
- Evolve and improve existing processes to collect data and analyze causes of accidents and generate timely and actionable reporting
- Improve and develop programs that ensure a safe workplace including:
- New Employee Safety Orientations
- Post-Incident/Near-Miss Root Cause Investigations
- Classroom and Job Site Skill Trainings
- Emergency Preparedness
- Use of Protective & Fall Equipment
- Distractionless Driving Programs
- Implement initiatives to reduce and prevent accidents, occupational illnesses and exposure to long-term health hazards
- Coordinate periodic site audits (Insurance, OSHA, Other)
- Facilitate quarterly claim reviews; own the management of incident claims with appropriate 3rd party resources
- Manage content and delivery of daily and weekly safety tailgate topics
- Consult with technical specialists about changes in work processes, methods and new equipment to eliminate unnecessary risks and job hazards
- Serve as a valuable resource and mentor to Division Management & Safety Coordinators
- Establish EHS goals and analyze performance to measure against established goals
- Demonstrate and apply EHS regulations and Best Practices to drive continuous improvement
- Conduct a root cause analysis of every incident to determine lessons learned and share results with the other divisions
Knowledge, Education, Skills and Abilities
Summarized below are the minimum qualifications required for a candidate to be considered for the position.
- Working knowledge of construction industry; plugged in with framing / builder Community; aware of market labor conditions
- Experience working in a geographically diverse, decentralized production environment
- Proven leadership abilities and team-building skills
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- Trustworthy, ethical & of the highest degree of character
- Working knowledge of any/all applicable state, labor and OSHA laws.
- Ability to work well with all levels of management, executive leadership, support staff, as well as with Safety Coordinators.
- Proven experience with all MS Office applications
- Problem-solving and conflict management skills
- Open-minded approach; Continuous Improvement mentality
- Best practice sharing across Divisional & Sister-Company lines
- Efficient; able to process information and tasks quickly
- Able to distinguish, organize and prioritize tasks, initiatives and activities
- Proven success in engaging workplace with diverse backgrounds and cultures
- While not required, bi-lingual (Spanish) is highly preferred
- B.S. in Occupational Safety (or other related accreditations)
- 5+ Years Safety, Health & Environmental Experience in Manufacturing & Construction
The Safety Director’s job is a salaried, management-level position, sometimes requiring additional hours to be worked in order to hit business objectives. This could result in evening and/or weekend work. Additionally, the Safety Director role brings with it a wide array of working conditions, from working with challenging clients to harsh job site conditions. A successful Safety Director will be flexible enough to meet any/all conditions or requirements necessary to meet the job’s demands.
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