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Safety Manager - Branford, FL

Branford, FL, US, 32008

Suwannee American Cement


Job ID:  152729


Suwannee American Cement Company, part of CRH Americas Materials, is the second largest cement supplier in the state of Florida with two world-class cement plants - one located in Branford, FL and the other in Sumterville, FL – as well as an import facility in Port Manatee, FL. Since 2003, we have been manufacturing high-quality cement for the Florida and Southern Georgia construction markets. We are recognized as an industry leader in producing high-quality cement, adopting sustainable practices and reducing the environmental impact of the cement production process. Suwannee American Cement Company has successful, ongoing initiatives focused on quality, the environment and its employees. We value our people – employees, customers, vendors and community members.  We strive to offer the best and friendliest customer service and have the commitment, passion and technology to supply the highest quality product. Our core values include a Safe Workplace, Integrity & Trust and the Development of our employees to succeed and grow with the company. We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.   



Job Summary


In coordination with corporate health and safety personnel, administers the plant safety program intended to reduce or eliminate industrial injuries or illnesses or losses from equipment or property damage, and promotes plant operation in accordance with federal and state safety laws and regulations.  Promotes a positive safety and health image of the plant and corporation in the community.  Uses independent judgment in performing job responsibilities.  Works with company and plant policies and objectives.  Refers to plant manager or corporate director of health and safety when clarification or interpretation of organization policy is needed.




  • Works toward compliance with federal, state and local safety laws and regulations. Accompanies inspectors during inspections and maintains all required records regarding safety activities. Serves as the liaison between the plant and safety regulatory agencies in coordination with corporate safety personnel.
  • Administers safety training and awareness programs for plant employees in an effort to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, equipment and property damage, increase awareness of safety risks, and promote compliance with safety regulations and programs. Assists corporate safety personnel in the development of plant training and awareness programs as appropriate.
  • Works with supervisors to develop plant safety procedures for their work areas, and assists in ensuring that they are consistently followed.
  • Administers the fire protection program. Coordinates the inspection and maintenance of fire protection systems.
  • Makes recommendations for the purchase of safety equipment including safety shoes/boots, glasses, and first-aid supplies.
  • Oversees the activities of Safety Committee meetings at the plant and provides recommendations as needed.
  • Conducts monthly mass safety meetings at the plant.
  • Conducts or coordinates annual MSHA 8-hour refresher training for all plant personnel.
  • Assists plant supervisors in performance of weekly tailgate safety meetings, providing guidance on topics and attending when schedule allows.
  • Administers Safety Training Observation Program (STOP) at the plant and provides monthly updates to plant management and conducts mentored observations with trained observers.
  • Conducts in-house inspections to recognize and eliminate at-risk conditions and practices.
  • Conducts industrial hygiene testing including noise and dust surveys as needed and enters data into the company database.
  • Investigates occupational injuries, illnesses, and equipment and property damage in cooperation with the workers' compensation insurance carrier. When needed, conducts root-cause incident investigations using TapRoot methodologies.
  • Maintains all proper records regarding plant injuries, illnesses, and property and equipment damage.
  • Ensures plant responsiveness to emergencies ranging in severity from minor first-aid to life-threatening emergency procedures.
  • Conducts or coordinates MSHA Part 46 (which can include New Miner, Experienced Miner, Task, Refresher and Site-Specific Hazard Awareness), first-aid and CPR training for plant employees on a regular basis.
  • Trains employees in the use of Safety In Motion High Five Techniques to help prevent musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Responsible for implementation and maintaining plant personnel training records. System should be designed to ensure front-line supervisors are tracking and maintaining employee training updates, with training records maintained by the Safety Manager.




  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, safety management, or related field preferred, or college degree with equivalent industry experience.
  • 3 or more years in safety and health field in a cement, mining or related industry preferred.
  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills                                                                   
  • Develops and delivers effective presentations                                   
  • Proactively approaches responsibilities                                 
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills                                     
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint.                      
  • Must be capable of using and maintaining databases used to store MSHA citation records as well as industrial hygiene data, injury and incident investigation data, and behavioral safety observations.                   
  • Must promote the use of The Health Bridge (nurse case management firm) and the company’s early return-to-work program, including the use of Bridge Assignments.                 
  • Must maintain personal proficiency level by attending appropriate professional development courses.                             


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Suwannee American Cement, LLC. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Sep 9, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Lake City

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