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Director of Safety

Director of Safety

Job Summary:

The Director of Safety is responsible to develop and implement safety management systems, which include written standards, training requirements, monitoring/auditing elements and corrective action steps.  Establishes and maintains effective standardized tools to monitor the success of safety management systems and identifies opportunities for improvement.  Provides personal leadership and professional guidance to operations in performance of safety management requirements including incident investigation, safety training and communications, inspections and auditing, hazard assessment, and implementation of site- specific safety plans. Supervises, coordinates and conducts shop and job-site compliance audits and physical inspections.  Maintains records and documentation required by national or provincial regulations. Evaluates, specifies and audits the proper application of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Maintains and updates Safety Manual.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • The education, health and safety of our personnel on job sites and facilities
  • The development and implementing business health and safety policy and risk management guidelines. Safety Initiatives & Vision, Safety Loss Control, Safety Culture, Safety Reporting
  • Develop safety procedure manuals, OSHA and Construction industry standards
  • Ensure legal and industry compliance
  • Work daily with operations to assess associated risks of operations
  • Ensure Health and Safety and Environmental protocols are being followed
  • Develop best practices for all Departments
  • Understand operational characteristics of business and provide safety directives
  • Monitor and report all incidents and report trends
  • Sets safety goals and plans for attainment
  • Manages employee injuries and light duty
  • Manage Safety Department personnel
  • Design procedural lists and documents for safety
  • Oversee and advise the use of safety equipment
  • Intimate knowledge of OSHA, Environmental law
  • Intimate knowledge of Health and Safety State and Federal laws
  • Supervise inspections and training programs
  • Address employee safety concerns
  • Conduct safety and risk audits of work practices and processes


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • College degree, OSHA 500, CSP Certification
  • Excellent Communication and Cooperation skills, both verbal and written
  • Proactive Leadership and Leads by example
  • Strong Organization, sharp attention to detail
  • Logistical planning and Critical thinking
  • Computer experience
  • Hazard assessment
  • Proactive Management Style
  • Belong to appropriate associations
  • Continuing Education


Education and Experience:

  • College Degree /bachelor’s in safety
  • At least 10 years of occupational health and safety experience in a maritime construction environment required.

 Other Requirements:

  • OSHA 5400 (desired)
  • EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Hazard Awareness for Construction
  • OSHA 10
  • OSHA 30
  • Competent Person
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified
  • Forklift/JLG trained
  • CSP or ASP Certification (desired)
  • Scaffolding CP (desired)
  • Reasonable Suspicion trained (desired)
  • Experience with Dive Plans is a plus

 Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or stretching.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • May require travel.
  • Exposure to characteristic construction and marine site dangers.
  • Must be on-call to address incidents, injuries, emergencies, bad weather, and other issues at the jobsite.