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What is a Construction Safety Director?

A construction corporate safety director is a senior level, safety director to oversee and manage the regional safety managers and all corporate safety issues.

The Corporate Safety Director will plan, direct and implement the Company safety program to ensure a safe, healthy and accident-free work environment on every project.

Expected Outcomes:
Safety goals are achieved on every project
No accidents or near misses
No OSHA citations
Employees have a positive attitude toward safe work practices
Employees are well-educated in safe practices and have all the resources necessary to work safely
All governmental safety regulations are observed and practiced
Weekly visits or phone contact with all projects
Analyzes and recommends corrective action for all accidents

Position Responsibilities:
Manage all regional safety directors and safety personnel.
Develops specific objectives and strategies to maintain an effective safety program that complies with federal, state and local safety regulations
Conducts comprehensive on-site safety assessments of projects as part of constant monitoring process and monitors corrective actions taken
Participates in pre-construction and handoff meetings
Develops and administers safety incentive programs
Develops and maintains documentation for the Safety Manual, Safety/EEO booklet, Fleet Operations Program, Emergency Management Plan and the Substance Abuse Policy
Develops and administers the company substance abuse policy; establishes testing programs and identifies providers; monitors the testing program to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; provides information on rehabilitation assistance to employees
Plans and implements programs to train employees in work site safety practices
Develops Tool Box Safety Talks in compliance with Company safety policies; educates project personnel
Implements and maintains the Fleet Operations Policy
Provides information, signs, posters, personal protective equipment, barriers, etc. to projects
Reviews accident and incident documentation to insure all required records and reports are complete and accurate; ensures corrective action is implemented
Participates in investigating all accidents resulting in lost time injuries or major property, liability or equipment damage; produces investigative reports
Represents the Company in all safety related hearings (OSHA, etc.)
Prepares all required regulatory reports and ensures they are submitted timely
Maintains safety files and records; prepares reports for management as needed
Recommends and enforces disciplinary actions against safety policy violators
Ensures all job site electrical hazards are marked and protected to the greatest extent possible
Develops and implements safety emergency plan drills for the Sharon Center office
Plans, staffs and supervises assigned department activities through delegation to department personnel
Creates and monitors divisional budget, prepares reports for President/CEO
Ensures company policies and procedures are understood and implemented consistently
Develops and continually improves the effectiveness of the departmentís procedures
Evaluates the performance of the departmental staff
Provides advice and direction to department personnel toward their professional development
Works with the Director of Human Resources on all personnel-related actions
Communicates and reinforces the Company vision, values and goals to department staff
Performs additional assignments as directed by the President or Division Manager

Essential Skills and Experience:
4 year occupational safety/health degree or equivalent combinations of training and related experience
At least 10 years construction safety experience
OSHA30 and/or OSHA500 certification
Thorough understanding of and ability to enforce all federal, state, local, and Company regulations
Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
Ability to train and educate others
Good computer skills

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