Safety Manager

Date Posted: September 15, 2021

Job Location(s)

Burlington, WA

Vancouver, WA

Reports To

Chief Administrative Officer

Fisher Construction Group

Job Summary

Oversees the Company safety program, including loss prevention and accident prevention programs.

Essential Functions

  • Performs safety audits and inspections of jobsites on a routine and special basis. Submits field reports, makes recommendations for improvement, is authorized to stop work to correct situations of immediate danger.
  • Acts as in-house resource on multi-state safety laws, rules, and requirements. Provides support to project managers and superintendents to comply with the rules and regulations related to safety. Identifies safety issues and ways in which to solve them.
  • Oversees the training of employees and supervisors in safety-related issues. Prepares, updates, and distributes training materials, maintains records of training and tracks need for training updates.
  • Raises the awareness of employees and managers toward safety through programs and functions such as safety awards, newsletters, safety meetings and continuing education. Responsible for composing, distributing and assuring compliance with Company safety rules and regulations.
  • Manages industrial injury claims activities, accident and incident reporting. Investigates accidents and incidents as necessary, making a record of investigation, recommendations for any necessary corrections and following up to assure compliance. Manages accident-related lawsuits and claims for damages. Prepares daily progress reports, purchase orders for materials, time records, and other project-related paperwork.
  • Participates in meetings with Project Manager, owner, subcontractors, and architects to plan and monitor projects.
  • Is responsible for managing the on-site safety program for each project.

Peripheral Functions

  • Provides assistance to other areas of the organization as needed to insure the efficient and profitable operation of the Company.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal communication skills with an emphasis on customer service and marketing the company. Ability to speak clearly and articulately and to use proper grammar.
  • Ability to maintain a good attendance record.
  • Demonstrated competence in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Access. Expert-level competence in use of computerized payroll systems.
  • High level of knowledge of safety laws, rules and regulations. Good working knowledge of the construction trade, especially commercial and industrial construction.
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to safety plus 8 years of responsible experience in a safety program at a construction firm, or a combination of experience and education necessary to perform the functions of the position.

Physical Requirements

Sitting is required for the majority of the day, although sitting and standing may be varied as necessary for comfort.  Fine finger dexterity is required for use of a keyboard and other office machines. Occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.  For jobsite safety inspections, walking over uneven, rough terrain, and climbing of ladders, planks and scaffolds is necessary to access all areas of jobsite.

Working Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office environment; however, jobsite inspections require being outdoors in inclement weather. May be required to travel to remote jobsites within and outside of state.

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The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility but should not be considered an allinclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak workload periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

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