We Build Safety Managers
What is a Safety Manager?
A construction safety manager administers and directs all policies with regards to an employer's safety program. They work closely with field supervisors and management to help ensure compliance with the regulations and standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Safety Managers play an integral role in educating and training of a company's workforce in all matters related to health and safety. They track safety performance and assess risks in order to reduce the number of incidences that occur on the job. If an incident should occur, the safety manager facilitates the investigation to determine root causes and work with management to develop the necessary steps to prevent reoccurrences.
How Can I Prepare?
A four year degree in Safety and Health or equivalent is preferred with at least two years of safety experience or combination of education/multiple years experience in building construction, with a working knowledge of safety/environmental principles and techniques. Familiarity with OSHA standards is essential. Safety Managers must be capable of identifying known or potential health and safety exposures and recommending corrective actions. They must have computer skills and familiarity with working with spreadsheets and word processing. Successful Safety Managers tend to have strong management, leadership, and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.