Safety Manager

Posted on Mar 13

Location: Belvidere, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4148389

We’re looking for a passionate safety professional or new grad with construction industry experience who wants to drive and continuously improve an established safety program in a great company culture. 

The company has an EMR well below industry average, and a positive “safety first” culture. Due to business growth and its ongoing commitment to maintaining safety excellence, the company is looking to add a dedicated safety professional to the team. 

Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Safety Manager provides safety program leadership and expertise for all company operations and a workforce of approximately 100 FTEs. This person manages the company’s safety initiatives; ensures compliance with OHSA and other construction industry safety standards; proactively identifies/mitigates potentially hazardous conditions through ongoing training programs and best practices, policies and procedures; and tracks the effectiveness of safety programs/hazard controls on an ongoing basis. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure safety training meets the requirements of the company, clients and regulating entities.
  • Develop annual plans and budgets for safety initiatives and training.
  • Manage safety program, and interface with all related departments and resources on recordable incidents, injury claims, and workers’ compensation matters. 
  • Develop and provide safety training for all company personnel and locations, including, but not limited to: OSHA, DOT, and EPA. 
  • Develop site inspection processes to maximize safety program effectiveness. Conduct safety assessments, inspections and field observations for worksites, and create corresponding safety plans to meet all necessary requirements. Update safety training programs, policies, and procedures accordingly. 
  • Work with fleet management team to provide training on DOT inspection and fleet maintenance issues. Ensure that driver qualification files are current and compliant. Conduct fleet-related safety training and implement follow-up actions as needed. 
  • Investigate incidents and perform root cause analysis, as necessary. Follow up on all resulting action items, revise procedures/policies accordingly, and drive continuous improvements to maintain the safest work environment possible.  
  • Conduct new-hire safety training to ensure uniformity in the implementation of company safety programs, procedures, and policies.
  • Conduct periodic safety evaluations and audits of all company areas as needed or required, and formulate recommendations for management’s consideration and potential implementation.
  • Lead root cause investigations into safety-related incidents and injuries, and report results to management. Report all recordable incidents in accordance with OSHA, local, state, and federal regulations. 
  • Maintain accurate and current safety data, including all required OSHA recordkeeping forms, for management and regulatory reporting. Represent the company in all OSHA and other regulatory agency matters. 
  • Attend training and certification courses, workshops, and professional development events as needed.


  • 4-year degree in occupational health & safety, safety management, construction, or related field.
  • Strong leadership abilities with minimum of related internship experience in the construction industry.
  • Certifications a plus (OHST; CSP; ARM; OSHA 500/510; or similar related credentials). 
  • Exposure to working with/leading a structured safety program (assessment, program development and audits, training, incident response and investigation, regulatory recordkeeping and reporting, and corrective actions).
  • Knowledge of OSHA and DOT regulatory requirements, and OSHA recordkeeping requirements. 
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% time to audit/inspect, coach and train at job sites on safety systems, policies, and protocols. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. Ability to lead through influence and consensus building. Positive and flexible with an open-door approach and ability to effect change. 
  • Strong business acumen and decision-making skills. Ability to think and act strategically, but also willing to handle “hands-on” activities within the function. 
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite for developing training presentations). 
  • Effective presentation and facilitation skills; ability to present ideas/concepts to diverse audiences. 
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and ability manage multiple, competing priorities.
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