We Build Safety Managers
What is a Safety Manager?
If you're interested in a career that makes a significant impact on the safety and well-being of workers in the construction industry, then becoming a Construction Health and Safety Manager may be the path for you! As a safety manager, you'll oversee all safety policies and practices within a company, ensuring compliance with regulations set by OSHA. You'll work with field supervisors and management to develop safety training programs for workers, conduct regular safety inspections, and provide guidance to reduce risks and prevent incidents on the job.
In this role, you'll be responsible for tracking safety performance, analyzing data to identify trends and areas for improvement, and developing strategies to minimize the occurrence of workplace accidents. In the event of an incident, you'll investigate to determine the root cause and work with management to develop and implement solutions to prevent similar occurrences. This career is perfect for individuals who are passionate about safety, have excellent communication skills, and are analytical problem-solvers. If you're looking for a rewarding career that helps keep workers safe and healthy, consider becoming a Construction Health and Safety Manager.
How Can I Prepare?
To become a construction health and safety manager, there are several steps you can take. Pursuing a degree in Safety and Health or a related field is preferred, and gaining at least two years of safety experience or combining education with experience in building construction can be beneficial. It's important to have a working knowledge of safety and environmental principles and techniques and familiarity with OSHA standards.
Safety Managers must be able to identify health and safety exposures and provide recommendations for corrective actions. Having computer skills and experience with spreadsheets and word processing is also essential. Strong management, leadership, and interpersonal skills are crucial for success in this role. Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing, are necessary to interact with team members and stakeholders. With a passion for safety and a dedication to improving construction work environments, a career as a construction health and safety manager can be a rewarding and fulfilling path to pursue.