Safety Director

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Safety Director – Northern California


Vice President – Operations for Northern California

POSITION SUMMARY:                                  

The Safety Director is responsible for managing the safety and risk associated with construction projects and company operations. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, county and local safety related regulations.  In a proactive manner, plans, directs, and implements the organization’s safety programs to ensure a safe, healthy and accident-free work environment.  Nor Cal Safety Director will collaborate with Corporate Safety Director on safety programs and policies.


  • Conduct periodic jobsite safety inspections to detect potential accident and health hazards. Perform a thorough walk-through of the jobsite to ensure safety procedures are being observed by employee and subcontractor personnel.
  • Develop and implement company-wide safety standards and protocols. Train and educate employees and subcontractors regarding these standards.  Enforce all company, OSHA, and other applicable safety standards.  Verify by thorough on-site inspections.
  • Conduct on-site accident/incident investigations. Prepare and/or review incident, safety, and environmental reports.
  • Address and provide resources and solutions for environmental and hazardous material issues and concerns. Ensure that company protocols for handling and removing such material are followed.

Compliance Duties

  • Conduct thorough jobsite safety inspections to ensure company and OSHA standards are followed.
  • Prepare and submit safety reports, logs, and forms to federal, state, county, and local agencies as required by law or ordinance.
  • Meet with federal, state, county, and local agencies as needed.
  • Order, distribute and verify job site safety materials and postings.
  • Keep up-to-date on all changes to OSHA and other legislative policy. Advise upper management of any new requirements or suggested changes to company policies.
  • Review all subcontractor pre-qualification forms and site specific safety programs. Discuss issues with Project Managers and upper management.
  • Ensure all subcontractors are aware of and meet company general safety conditions and or environmental requirements that may apply on all job sites.
  • Review weekly jobsite safety reports. Ensure that every superintendent is holding weekly jobsite safety meetings.
  • Provide weekly safety reports as required by upper management.

Training Duties

  • Conduct safety orientation and training for all new personnel. Conduct updated training every year for all personnel.
  • Hold monthly safety meetings with field personnel. Document the meetings.
  • Conduct or provide first aid and CPR training for field personnel. Ensure that all supervisors have current first aid certification.
  • Ensure that additional safety training is up-to-date (i.e. OSHA training, Fugitive Dust Control).
  • Keep up-to-date with current safety topics and trends.

Miscellaneous Duties

  • Participate in project team meetings with Project Executive and Project Manager as needed.
  • Consistently strive to satisfy company clients.
  • Other duties and special projects as required.

Management reserves the right to change or add to the duties and responsibilities set forth herein at any time.


  • Minimum of seven years of risk management, construction safety, and workers compensation experience or equivalent combination of training and related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction or Safety desired but not required.
  • Certified Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) or similar certification(s) desired.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of practices, trends, and legal responsibilities and their impact on the company in the area of workers compensation law, safety regulations, loss control and labor relations.  The ability to coordinate with experts to minimize company risk.
  • Experience with Northern California projects, construction approaches and subcontractors is desired, but not required.
  • Experience in hospitality, commercial office, industrial, health care and institutional projects is a plus.
  • Effective communications skills – oral, written, and listening.
  • Effective trainer/mentor
  • Ability to use computers.  Knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel are needed.
  • Use initiative, and common sense.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license.


Regular contact with department, company, subcontractor and client personnel.


This is primarily an active position which requires the ability to bend, stoop, reach, lift, walking on uneven ground, ascending and descending stairs, move and carry materials and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.  May also require working with power tools and/or equipment. Good vision, dexterity, and mobility.  Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.


Ability to:

  • Arrive to work on time
  • Follow directions from a supervisor
  • Interact well with co-workers
  • Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures
  • Accept constructive criticism

This position outlines the basic tasks and requirements for the position noted.  It is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the associate.