The Safety Officer is responsible for day-to-day activities involving the overall safety, compliance and training functions as they relate to all of the company’s business units, including assisting with the design, planning, organizing and directing of safety initiatives, and training programs. This position will also assist with the development of long-range accident prevention programs, accident and injury investigation, follow up and counter measures.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Assists with the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Corporate Strategic Safety Plan.
- Assists with coordination of the Corporate Safety Training and Compliance Program, including organizing mandatory safety meetings and determining appropriate content specific to each company or department, including Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance.
- Assists with the maintenance of driver safety records and compliance procedures.
- Supports the management team with the implementation of safety initiatives.
- Conducts hazard assessments and establishes safety procedures, policies and practices, in collaboration with the safety committee.
- Develops and fosters a strong cultural attitude toward safety within all business units.
- Maintains current, vibrant, written safety plans tailored for unique risks.
- Performs, assists with and directs accident claims investigation and resolution.
- Assists with and monitors proficiency training and certification programs for moving equipment operations.
- Maintains a safe, organized, and secure work environment, facilities and equipment for the work force.
- Conducts routine in house OSHA and Occupational Safety & Health Consultation (OSHCON) pre-audits.
- Supports a routine program of road, landfill, and facility safety observations.
- Facilitates constant improvement of the safety environment and risk assessment through collaboration with the safety team, management and employees.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Experience QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
- At least four years of safety-related experience [the degree can be substituted with experience on a year-for- year basis with a maximum substitution of 4 years];
- Five years of experience as safety professional, including experience with loss control and prevention measures, conducting training and making presentations;
- Demonstrated ability to apply general rules to solve specific problems;
- Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions;
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English;
- Ability and willingness to be on call to respond to Safety matters that could occur after hours or weekends.
- Proficiency with the Microsoft office suite of software – i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
- Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations.
PREFERRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
- National Transportation Certification Program for Fleet Safety or equivalent.