The Safety Officer is responsible for day-to-day activities involving the overall safety, compliance and training functions as they relate to 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
Assist with the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Corporate Strategic Safety Plan.
Assist 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.
Interpret, implement, and verify compliance with all applicable OSHA, DOT, FMCSA, EPA, and other regulations.
Interact with other departments, vendors, subcontractors, and third parties;
Assist with the maintenance of driver safety records and regulatory compliance requirements.
Support the management team with the implementation of safety initiatives.
Conduct hazard assessments and establish safety procedures, policies and practices, in collaboration with the safety committee.
Develop and foster a strong cultural attitude toward safety within all business units.
Assist with maintaining current, vibrant, written safety plans tailored for unique risks.
Perform, assist with and direct accident claims investigation and resolution, including the processing of claims.
Assist with and monitor proficiency training and certification programs for moving equipment operations.
Assist with providing a safe, organized, and secure work environment, facilities and equipment for the work force.
Conduct routine in-house OSHA and Occupational Safety & Health Consultation (OSHCON) pre-audits.
Support a routine program of road, landfill, and facility safety observations.
Facilitate constant improvement of the safety environment and risk assessment through collaboration with the safety team, management and employees.
Other duties as assigned.
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;
Possess effective working knowledge of federal and state DOT/FMCSA and OSHA regulations;
Ability to travel to site locations
Demonstrated ability to apply general rules to solve specific problems;
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; and
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of software – i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License
Record of safe driving for the last three years as shown on current MVR, with no serious accidents or traffic violations
PREFERRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
National Transportation Certification Program for Fleet Safety or equivalent.