Safety Manager Job Description

The safety manager is the individual that oversees all safety issues in a company.

Safety managers are sometimes called safety directors or safety specialists.

Safety managers are responsible for developing policies, maintaining the safety records, and overseeing safety training.

Safety managers conduct safety audits to ensure that the work environment is safe.

They ensure that a company’s safety procedures and policies are being followed and that the company’s safety training is effective.

Safety managers are hired by or report to the company’s chief executive officer (CEO).

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Safety Manager who can help us ensure that our workplace is safe for everyone. The Safety Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing safety policies, conducting safety audits, and investigating accidents.

Safety Manager Duties:

  • Oversee organization’s health and safety programs
  • Provide training and guidance to employees on workplace safety procedures
  • Ensure that employees and management are abreast of all federal and state health and safety requirements
  • Ensure compliance with company safety policies
  • Train employees on proper use of safety devices and equipment
  • Manage safety inspections
  • Proactively identify, mitigate, and track recurring safety issues
  • Provide timely reports and evaluations to management

Safety Manager Responsibilities:

  • Manage a department of 3-5 managers, 20-30 employees, and 100 subcontractors. Coordinate safety and environmental compliance throughout project
  • Ensure project teams adhere to OSHA standards regarding safety, health, and environmental training, policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Manage audits of subcontractors and suppliers to ensure safety and environmental compliance
  • Promote safety and environmental awareness within project management team, subcontractors, and suppliers
  • Monitor project safety training. Train project managers, superintendents, subcontractors and employees
  • Perform initial contractor safety prequalification and post qualification visits with general contractors and subcontractors
  • Ensure subcontractors and suppliers comply with OSHA standards
  • Train superintendents, project managers, subcontractors, and employees in safety, health, and environmental programs
  • Oversee inspections of all subcontractors and suppliers for adherence to safety

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • 5+ years experience in safety management or training
  • Ability to develop, implement, and maintain safety programs
  • Ability to set goals, measure performance, and motivate employees
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values of inclusion and equity. We encourage applications from all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or age.

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