Manager, Employee Safety

AAA   •  

Providence, RI

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 74 days ago

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Within the Club’s culture and safety philosophy, develops and implements programs to reduce risk related to employee injury and vehicle collisions/damage and managing claims. Ensures a safety culture of accountability throughout the organization, including managers and line employees. Ensures an appropriate strategy and response to workers compensation claims, focusing on recovery and return to work. Ensures compliance with applicable regulations and professional industry practice. Oversees the Business Continuity, disaster planning and accident prevention / investigation activities for employees as well as members while carrying out duties.

Key focus and allocation of time is on Workers Compensation claims management, Fleet operations (including activities of driving, vehicle maintenance, roadside repairs, towing and related operations).

Safety strategy, priorities and goals jointly approved by heads of Human Resources and Automotive Services functions.


Directly or through staff:

Assesses risks and occupational hazards associated with operations and develops strategies to prevent both injury and collisions.
Develops and implements safety-related programs, in coordination with Business Line management.
Establishes investigation protocols and oversees the effectiveness of investigations. Participates in investigation of major accidents and collisions. Recommends corrective action and oversees implementation, as appropriate.
Performs Job Safety Analysis and develops recommended protocols, training, procedures and related protective equipment as needed to safely perform work.
Establishes a chemical safety program in compliance with Right-to-Know regulations.

Training, awareness and communications:
Develops and conducts training (including train-the-trainer) programs to educate employees in safe work practices, protective equipment and engineering controls.
Builds programs, including communications materials and incentives, in order to maintain high levels of awareness in staff.

Maintains expert knowledge of safety-related regulations, laws, practices, and guidelines. This includes OSHA, DoT, Waste, and State and Local requirements. Determines level of compliance, identifies gaps and recommends programs to address issues.

Program management:
Establishes reporting and analytics to effectively communicate status, determine trends, set priorities and monitor progress.
Establishes the strategic priorities and the budget for the group.
Oversees the ongoing activities of the Management Safety & Health Team, Accident Review Team and Crisis Intervention Team, recommending priorities.
Coordinates activities with appropriate staff from other departments, including Fleet, Human Resources, Insurance/claims, legal, and building services. This includes external officials, such as Insurance company(s) loss control/claims staff, government entities (ie. OSHA, DoT, fire prevention, workers compensation attorney/court, etc.)

Develops, analyzes, presents, and distributes reports of activities and results, including accident investigations, injury/collision frequency and severity data, costs, claims, compliance, and related activities on a periodic basis.


Four year college degree, preferably in Safety, Human Resources, business, technical area, or related field. Minimum of five years experience managing a safety program, preferably in a fleet/distribution/trucking setting. Preference
for an individual who has been the first incumbent in a new safety role.
Required general competencies:

Relationship management, Project management, Communication, Reporting, MS Office and related safety applications, Collaboration, Managing through systems, Professionalism and integrity, Negotiation and influencing, Judgment, Responsiveness/customer service, Staff leadership

Required technical competencies:
Safety expertise, including OSHA, DoT, HazMat, etc., Workers compensation claims/case management, Fleet safety/collision avoidance, Ergonomics, Safety and job analysis training and awareness activities, policies and procedures, Dealing with insurance and service vendors.