A safety director is responsible for ensuring that employees and employers within an organization comply with safety programs that guide the industry in which the organization operates.
His/her job description generally entails responsibility for the safety of a workplace or organization.
The safety director can achieve his/her purpose (ensuring safety in workplaces) by coordinating, administering, and enforcing intensive training programs that are safety-related (i.e. industrial, occupational, and environmental safety).
In case of accidents within a workplace, the safety director responds by carrying out an evaluation of current modes of operation and/or practices within the organization and then recommends/proposes changes/adjustments where and when necessary.
The precise functions and type of action to be carried out by a safety director at any point in time are mainly dependent on the type of company or organization where he/she operates.
His/her work description may also involve supervising different direct reports. In doing so, he/she would have to plan work schedules and assign tasks to different personnel daily as well as potentially being assigned to project field teams.
In most cases, he/she is responsible for the establishment of policies that will help maintain a healthy workplace.
Safety directors carry out a wide range of functions in making sure that safety standards are met and adhered to at all time within any given organization/company.
- Make sure that the entire workplace (including employees) is in compliance with industry, state, and other company-related safety guidelines or rules
- Conduct routine safety audits/inspections as needed and/or requested
- Carry out safety training programs for company employees on regular basis
- Develop strategies to reduce the level of work-related accidents and/or occupational hazards
- Direct and supervise the general safety guidelines and procedures for Christa Construction, LLC
- Investigate accidents to find out their causes; and come up with preventive measures.
- Monitor the daily operations of employees to make sure they follow safety policies and laws
- Inspect, review and track organization’s equipment and machinery to make sure they are not in conditions that are not safe
- Report back to Christa’s executive team regarding safety and risk adjustments that may be required to be made within the organization
- Maintain/Inspect jobsite start up materials and postings as required
- Maintain logs of Christa employee trainings, certificates, licenses and equipment that all relate to safety procedures
Requirements – Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge – for the Role of a Safety Director
Must meet the following requirements and qualifications:
- Understand construction and what we do
- Possession of excellent communication skills on all fronts
- Must be a good team player/member
- Must have good interpersonal skills
- Excellent leadership qualities are needed
- Possess excellent organizational and motivational skills
- Must be someone that is very observant and always pays keen attention to details
- Ability to conduct data analysis via the use of computer applications
- Relevant safety certification, e.g. OSHA certifications
- A minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience as a safety manager/director
Risk Manager Responsibilities (minimum five (5) years’ experience)
- Identifying and analyzing various risks (e.g. business, insurance)
- Developing risk management controls and contingency plans
- Communicating recommendations to management
- Understanding risk, reading owner contracts and subcontracts
- Requesting owner and subcontractor insurance certificates
- You should be highly perceptive and methodical. Must have experience in risk assessment and contractor’s insurance certificate review
- Understand limits, endorsements, contract language
- Be able to communicate, speak the language with Insurance carriers
- Conduct assessments to define and analyze possible risks
- Develop risk management controls and systems
- Design processes to eliminate or mitigate potential risks
- Create contingency plans to manage crises
- Evaluate existing policies and procedures to find weaknesses
- Prepare reports and present recommendations
- Help implement solutions and plans
- Evaluate employees’ risk awareness and train them when necessary
- Proven experience as a Risk Manager
- Knowledge of risk assessment and control
- Experience with auditing and reporting procedures
- Familiarity with industry compliance standards and regulations (e.g. Occupational Safety and Health Act)
- Strong computer and research skills
- Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification is a plus
Salary based on experience
Employment Subject to satisfactory background check