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Director of Corporate Safety

Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Title: Director of Corporate Safety

Reports To: COO


Summary: The Corporate Safety Director will be responsible for the continuous development of Safety Policies and Procedures as well as effective implementation of these policies. This position is ultimately responsible for having an effective workplace Safety program and culture in place. This position directs the resources and activities of the organization to support the Safety programs and initiatives by providing advice and guidance to company management and senior management. This position has significant influence on the company’s overall performance in the areas of corporate Safety. The primary challenge is to continually maintain an appropriate level of awareness, knowledge and preparedness across the organization to create a culture that prioritizes effective Safety and balances overall associated costs. Provide overall leadership, professional knowledge and expertise in the administration and support of Safety processes for all aspects to include regulatory agency compliance, organizational policies and employee Safety knowledge and awareness.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and provide technical and administrative direction on all Safety policies and programs which bear critical importance to the overall corporate objectives and the operation of its various field locations.

Oversee and enforce compliance with all regulatory and company Safety compliance requirements.

Review internal Safety policies and practices to ensure they are current and appropriate; conduct hazard and risk assessments and develop new or, where necessary, make recommendations to senior management to amend Safety policies andprocedures.

Create a work environment which reflects a commitment to protecting the health and safety of employees.

Responsible for developing and providing for the training and certification of staff members of the organization in First Aid, CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens, the operation of powered industrial trucks, the proper use of and handling of chemicals and hazardous waste, among other Safety training as applicable to their specific job description responsibilities.

Communicates with and provides training and direction to organization staff to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of Safety policies and procedures.

Provides support and training materials for location Safety Coordinators.

Contributes written submissions or otherwise supports Safety communications through newsletters, social media, new employee orientation sessions, and similar.

In addition to training, serves as a resource to the organization for Safety support, supplies,and information.

Manages the company’s Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), and Safety Incentive initiatives.

Administers the company’s Worker’s Compensation Program effectively. This includes a focus on accident prevention, cost reduction, effective case management, return-to-work programs, and similar relative to work related illness andinjuries.

Coordinates effectively with Human Resources on leave administration and the correctiveaction process relative to work related illnesses andinjuries.

Works jointly and collaboratively with all locations to improve operational efficiencies and reduce Health and Safety related risks andcosts.

Develops and maintains an aggressive accident investigation program. This includes thorough investigation of all accidents, identification of root causes, developing effective programs toprevent recurrence, and company-wide communication and education onsame.

Conducts (or coordinates) on-site Safety reviews and audits at all locations to ensure compliance with safe working operations as specified and required by OSHA and company policy andprocedure.

The Corporate Safety Director chairs and guides the activities of the Executive SafetyAdvisory Committee.

Responsible for a thorough analysis of accident trends and for the development andimplementation of strategies to effectively resolve actual or perceived Safetyissues.

Monitors and ensures compliance with regularly scheduled Safety meetings, facility inspections,and emergency drills at alllocations.

Creates and maintains a culture reflective of a commitment to an illness and injury-freeworkplace.

Provides regular written and/or oral reports to senior leadership on the Safety program’s successes andchallenges.

Ensures compliance with all environmental, health, and Safety standards by local, state, and federalagencies.

Maintains OSHA 300 log and other required reports and ensures compliance ofrequired postings.

Responsible for overseeing the security program and systems at the companyheadquarters.

Follow and comply with all safety policies.

Additional duties as assigned.



To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education/ and or Experience:

Prefer 10+ years of progressive experience with 7+ years of Safetymanagement.

Experience in the interpretation and enactment of Safety standards in OSHA and Workers’ Compensation regulations.

Preference given to those with experience with Safety ManagementSystems.

Preference given to those with Professional Certifications (ASP – Associate Safety Professional/ CSP – Certified SafetyProfessional).


Specialized Knowledge Required Including any required certificates, licenses, and registrations 

Working knowledge of all major Safety and Health regulations.

Must be able to multi-task and have an attention to detail.

Must demonstrate strong organization and project management skills.

Must have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent communication and listening skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Office.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Light lifting (20-25 pounds), office environment



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

Field and Outdoor work required.

Travel: As required for position.

In addition to the above, the performance of other related duties may be required.

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