Interstates is growing, and we are currently seeking a Safety Program Manager to join our team in Omaha, NE. The Safety Program Manager will lead all of the safety and loss control functions on a large construction project site. The Safety Program Manager requires exceptional management and interpersonal skills in order to drive and continuously foster an excellent safety culture on the job site. The Safety Program Manager will work closely with our project management and field leadership staff to ensure the safety of our Interstates family and will supervise and direct the safety team on the site. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team that truly seeks to live out a Zero Injury Culture each day!
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Acts as a professional safety resource and provides coaching and mentoring to safety team members, field leaders, and craft employees on matters concerning employee health and safety.
- Promotes Behavioral Based Safety policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
- Leads the execution of company safety programs to reduce accidents and exposure to hazards by various means, including, but not limited to: safety and skill training of company employees, emergency preparedness, proper job instruction, planned inspections and job observations, protective equipment, etc.
- Conducts investigations of accidents, injuries, and near misses and ensures organization learning and corrective action implementation occurs based on root causes identified.
- Assists with coordinating training programs which will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety implementation and awareness and rrains employees in Company and OSHA safety practices as needed.
- Analyzes incident trends, recognizes opportunities to provide guidance and implement controls to reduce risk and identifies recommendations to minimize loss.
- Interfaces with customers, general contractor representatives, and subcontractors to facilitate effective safety practices and an excellent safety culture on the project site.
- Leads the safety team on the project site and collaborates with the corporate Safety Director on a regular basis.
- Maintains liaisons with outside organizations such as fire departments and rescue teams, in the event that emergency responses need to be facilitated.
- Actively participates in corporate safety meetings and regularly leads and facilitates site safety meetings.
Education and/or Experience:
· A Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Occupational Health of Construction Safety
· Or 5 years or more of related experience and/or training in Construction Safety
· Or equivalent combination of both education and experience
· Excellent verbal and written communication
· Able to track information and conduct audits
· Ability to write reports and procedure manuals
· Can effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers, and the general public
· Ability to work well with others and achieve results through others, without having a direct line of authority over them
· Must possess sound judgement skills, and the ability to prioritize work and deal with stress
· 15 percent travel will be required.