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Safety Manager

Company: hth companies
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


hth companies is an industrial services provider offering mechanical insulation, scaffolding, industrial cleaning, and various other services to meet our customers' needs across the Midwest. At hth, we continue to promote the merit shop philosophy we were founded upon in 1984; rewarding employees based upon their merits of skills, productivity and quality workmanship. Our vision is to be an organization that creates an environment where employees are encouraged to develop their full potential to provide quality work. We strive each day to better serve our customers and employees.


The Safety Manager works with and through management to ensure the safety of personnel, and compliance with safety and environment procedures of local, state, and federal regulations including OSHA, MSHA, and DOT while assisting in the safe achievement of profitability/productivity requirements. The Safety Manager will achieve this by conducting training, observation audits, through administration, and by supporting other Safety Managers, Supervisors, and other staff to ensure they are in line with and comply with governmental, company, and client policies. The Safety Manager is expected to stay up to date on current OSHA regulations and to stay current on safety knowledge.


  • This position reports directly to the Corporate Safety Director.
  • Assist Corporate Safety and Site Superintendent in ensuring compliance and training of safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Advise Corporate Safety on safety compliance concerns and preventative actions.
  • Work with Site Supervision to anticipate upcoming PPE needs and training
  • Order and track equipment and PPE
  • Work with Site Superintendent to plan and schedule training
  • Conduct training for employees in work site safety practices including new hire orientations and job specific tasks.
  • Ensure daily safety meetings are being conducted and weekly summaries are kept and reported.
  • Ensure Job Hazard Analysis' (JHA's) and any required work permits (hot work, confined space entry, lockout/tagout, etc. ) are completed and the hazards have been removed or mitigated.
  • Maintain safety files, records, and reports.
  • Ensure that all incidents, near misses, safety infractions/violations, concerns, etc. are reported to the Corporate Safety Manager and Site Supervisor as soon as possible.
  • Conduct post-accident investigation and prepare reports identifying possible accident causes and hazards for use by company personnel and senior management.
  • Understand the regulations and procedures applicable to the work being performed.
  • Perform safety hazard assessments, observations, inspections, audits, and surveys.
  • Prepare written reports of findings and recommendations for corrective or preventative measures where indicated and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented. (10 audits per week required).
  • Recognize and perform training in areas of deficiency.
  • Coach personnel to identify hazards and implement corrective measures through completion of hazard assessments, observations, and standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in the development, evaluation, and upgrading of safety programs.
  • Attend weekly Supervisor safety training meetings .
  • Attend monthly Safety Manager meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned, including supporting the corporate office in other than safety related duties.
    • Leadership skills
    • Ability to teach adults
    • Communication skills
    • Ability to self- motivate & schedule
    • Must be adaptable
    • Computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, and Microsoft Outlook and Teams)

      Education and Experience
      • Experience with OSHA regulatory requirements and training related to construction and industrial operations
      • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a direct Safety role
      • Experience in writing reports and business correspondence, in addition to effectively presenting information and responding to questions from senior management, site supervision, clients, and employees.
      • Experience in industrial settings is preferred
      • Personal Characteristics
      • Always have a coaching and teaching mindset
      • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
      • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
      • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, site supervision, clients, and employees.
      • Excellent communication skills - maintaining professionalism when communicating with staff and clients alike.
      • Adaptable in methods used to complete task
      • Willing to go the extra mile for the team
      • Motivated to learn new skills and trades
      • Follows directions of manager / lead / superintendent and clarifies responsibilities if needed
      • Respects self, co-workers, managers, company, other contractors, and clients.
      • Shows up on time ready to complete work
      • Ability to self-schedule and work independently.
        Work Availability
        • This position may require travel from time to time. Approximately 90% of the Safety Manager's time is expected to be 'in the field'.
        • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined by management.
        • Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
          Physical Abilities
          • Must be able to fulfill essential job functions in consistent state of alertness and in a safe manner
          • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs occasionally
          • Must be able to climb ladders frequently
          • Must be able to work outside in the weather/elements, standing on feet for 8+ hours a day.
          • Must be able to see clearly when wearing safety glasses.
          • Ability to complete tasks such as loading, un-loading, cleaning, and shoveling.
          • Ability to safely perform duties related to confined space work.
          • Ability to work outside in the weather/elements year-round.
            • Safety Trainer status preferred
            • OSHA 30-hour minimum
              • Class E driver's license required to drive a company vehicle
                • Employer Supplemented Heath Insurance
                • Employer Paid Life Insurance
                • Voluntary Vision
                • Voluntary Dental
                • Voluntary Critical Illness and Group Injury Insurance
                • 401K (Company Match of 3%)
                • Tuition Reimbursement

Keywords: hth companies, Cedar Rapids , Safety Manager, Executive , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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