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Job Summary

The Corporate Safety Director role is a fast-paced, high impact, critical role, charged with strategizing, developing, and implementing occupational health, environmental, transportation, and safety programs meant to ensure the wellbeing of employees, customers, or visitors to any Van Wall location, and contributes to the overall success of the company...

This role ensures the company remains in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations and standards, including OSHA, EPA, and the DOT as well as owns the investigation of accidents or injuries, provides records or evidence as required during external explorations, and implements corrective measures meant to reduce future risk.

Finally, this role develops, delivers, and tracks participation in health and safety related training and other key metrics and provides direction and guidance to company leadership on the right strategies to continuously improve our safety culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-Develops safety programs and strategies designed to prevent occupational health and safety incidents in the workplace.

-Plans and implements programs to educate and train employees on workplace safety practices, fire

prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials.

-Leads the inspection of facilities to identify existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented locally.

-Proactively manages workplace safety and accident prevention by utilizing Job Hazard Analysis, accident analysis, inspections and safety education and training.

-Establishes and leads the company’s safety committee.

-Manages the company’s Department of Transportation (DOT) driver’s program

-Maintains knowledge of diverse health effects, illnesses, and accidents associate with specific job functions; collaborates with department managers to identify, be aware of, and bring action to safety concerns.

-Leads the company’s forklift training and certification program.

-Oversees the company’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program including partnering with our insurance carrier and vendors.

-Leads the company’s Severe Weather Response programs.

-Designs (or curates) and provides information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to communicate potential safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.

-Conducts ergonomic assessments and implements recommended actions to ensure workplace health.

-Administers First Aid and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) when appropriate. Coordinates training with local first responders as required.

-Collaborates with Human Resources to evaluate and manage employees request for reasonable accommodations in compliance with the ADA.

-Prepares and submits reports including, but not limited to required accident reports, OSHA logs, Sustainability reporting, EPA and BLS.

-Oversees the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time and work with health care providers to ensure balanced care.

-Represents the organization at conferences, meetings and events.

-Maintains and updates all safety records, SOP's and written programs.

-Identifies and implements Safety Management Systems (SMS) to manage safety program components, data, track trends, and report results to Senior Leadership.

-Demonstrates a Continuous Improvement mindset through participation in events and activities that lead to financial gain, time savings, and/or waste reduction for the business.

Position Qualifications

-Minimum 7 years directly responsible for the Environmental, Health, and Safety program in a corporate, industrial, or distribution environment. Experience with a multi-state company highly preferred. Past safety management experience in an equipment dealership highly preferred.

-Bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety, Safety Engineering, Environmental Health, or related field required.

-CPR, First Aid, and AED certification required.

-MSP, CSP, CSHM, or other similar occupational health and safety certification(s) highly preferred.

-OSHA certification highly preferred.

-Knowledge of HRIS systems and other safety related electronic platforms required for reporting and tracking.

-Extensive knowledge of current company safety policies and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, Department of Transportation (DOT) standard, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

-Excellent written, grammatical, and verbal communication skills.

-Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly personable and possess the ability to communicate and relate to employees at all levels of the organization.

-Past experience leading organizational change initiatives is critical.

-Ability and passion for conducting impactful safety related training as well as facilitating training through third party partners.

-Strong supervisory, leadership, and influence skills.

-Proficient with G-suite applications, Microsoft Office Suite, or related software.

-Must be a strategic thinker with the ability to develop short-term, mid-term, and long-term strategies to create positive impact to the company’s safety culture.

-Ability to maintain the confidentiality of personnel information

-Excellent organization skills and must be extremely detail-oriented

-Must have a high degree of self-initiative and motivation

-Must exemplify the company’s core values and be a positive team player who contributes to the culture of the company

-Must be open to traveling locally 20-30% annually.

-Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet the company’s insurability requirements
Urbandale IA United States


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