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National Safety Director

Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Job Type: Full Time
Location: USA
Rate: Salary Range $160K to $180K+ DOE

Travel: 70%
Job Type: Remote with Travel

Director – Corporate Safety Program


Directs the organization in terms of effective risk mitigation, health and safety, environmental impacts, safe driving practices, and loss prevention oversight and guidance. Leads the organization’s safety culture and builds discipline and accountability to processes that protect our employees, the environment, and our stakeholders. Develops and implements processes and practices to improve safety, cost performance and employee relations. Leads and reinforces our “Path to Zero” and “Drive to Zero” proactive safety programs and culture at our client company across all aspects of the business. Is the leader for all safety, regulatory and physical risks the business encounters.


  • Plan, organize and manage the safety and health process; ensure it is aligned with strategic objectives
  • Drive safety culture with field and functional leaders - assess and oversee scoring of program and auditing of functions
  • Communicate to leadership on all safety incidents – find root cause and put in place mitigation steps to prevent similar injuries
  • Chair Company Safety Calls and sponsor all Company EHS messaging
  • Chair and be the champion for the Corporate Safety & Regulatory Steering Committee
  • Participate in monthly Alignment Meetings on development and measuring progress for safety sessions
  • Review, update, implement, audit, and enforce company-wide safety programs
  • Visit each branch offices to review and audit safety programs at least annually – and more frequently as required
  • Develop and implement safety awareness programs companywide
  • Accident/incident review to identify root cause, trends, and determine appropriate counter measures

  • Hold safety culture sessions with field employees and branch leadership in our locations that have the highest risk profile
  • Ensure company standards for safety, equipment AND vehicle upkeep are being maintained at branch locations
  • Research time/energy saving devices/techniques as it relates to safety in the workplace
  • Provide technical support for Sales, Branch Leadership, and Branch Management as it relates to safety in the workplace
  • Participate in all conferences as it relates to safety training in the workplace
  • Join and participate in industry trade associations safety committees and regulatory affairs.

  • Work with Branch Offices to ensure compliance with all DOT regulations
  • Work with Branch Offices to ensure compliance with all Federal & State licensing issues
  • Work with Branch Offices to ensure annual OSHA inspections are completed and within OSHA standards
  • Maintain positive relationships with local and regional safety officials and other members of the safety and regulatory communities, including OSHA
  • Ensure that safety related paperwork is completed accurately and on a timely basis, disseminated as required, and maintained in secure and easily accessible format for future reference
  • Conduct thorough investigations of project site accidents or incidents. Document investigations as required and ensure that responsive / corrective measures are implemented. Provide appropriate follow up.
  • Direct SAT portion of due diligence for acquisitions and assist with M&A analysis when needed

  • Train all new Operations Managers and Branch Managers on safety standards and systems
  • Set up and integrate all operational systems (acquisitions, new offices) as it relates to safety in the workplace
  • Responsible for allocation of risk control funds Industry
  • Participate in Green Industry Programs (trade shows, seminars)
  • Liaison with Quality Risk Solutions and Captive Insurance as it relates to safety in the workplace

  • Minimum 8 years of safety management experience at the manager level or above with multi- location and multi-state experience is required
  • Four-year degree in Occupational Health and Safety from an accredited university is a must
  • MBA or other advanced degrees and certifications is a plus for the role
  • Proven ability to manage data and analytics, translate into business objectives, monitor and provide updates and report on outcomes
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven ability to create and deliver presentations, in person or via webinars
  • Excellent platform skills
  • Proven ability to relate with, establish credibility and influence employees at all levels and full spectrum of safety sensitive positions
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT, and other applicable safety and health standards /laws
  • Knowledge of state Workers’ Compensation laws
  • Knowledge of disability management techniques
  • Working knowledge of occupational medicine issues
  • Valid driver’s current license
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

Please contact me with any questions:


(w) 774-773-9321

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