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Safety Manager - Chilhowie, VA

Chilhowie, VA, US, 24319

W-L Construction and Paving Inc



Job ID:  464059


W-L Construction and Paving, a CRH company, is one of southwest Virginia’s largest grading contractors and the largest paving contractor in the area employing more than 350 employees during the construction months. W-L performs all aspects of roadway construction including grading, paving, stone, concrete, and utilities with paving operations exceeding one million tons per year. With multiple locations throughout the state of Virginia, W-L prides itself on its ability to provide a multitude of services to many customers in various geographical locations. In addition, by being a part of the CRH family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form CRH.  CRH is the number one asphalt producer and paver, the largest aggregates producer and the second largest ready-mix producer in North America. We are also the number four cement producer in North America and a leader in Canada. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


This position is responsible for supporting and giving guidance of the overall safety philosophy of W-L Construction & Paving, Inc.    This position requires an individual who is extremely motivated with a high level of organizational skill, including written and verbal communication, and problem solving.



  • Interface directly with company leadership to address safety concerns
  • Assist in maintaining a high level of safety compliance and awareness at company fixed locations (asphalt plants, offices, shops, ready-mix plants, and quarry locations) through site visits and documentation of deficiencies
  • Interface with field crews on a regular basis to promote company safety philosophies, expectations, and personal responsibility.
  • Interact and consult with other members of the CRH safety team to develop new safety initiatives, objectives, and best practices
  • Attend training sessions/meetings presented by CRH or national safety organizations as needed
  • Training
    • Appropriate MSHA or OSHA required training
    • CRH mandated training as needed
  • Effectively manage any work-related injury, incident, or near miss including:
    • Incident investigation to determine cause and contributing factors
    • Injury prevention strategies
    • Reporting
    • Implementation of corrective actions
  • Recordkeeping (OSHA/MSHA) Maintain documentation for safety and health program (OSHA 300, monthly reporting, BLS annual surveys)
  • Assist in environmental compliance as needed
  • Consult with Human Resource personnel on safety concerns including:
    • Orientation of new hires
    • Toolbox meetings
    • Monthly safety updates
    • Safety incentive plans
    • Annual safety meetings
    • Disciplinary issues related to safety
    • Return to Work
  • Support and guidance of the overall safety philosophy of CRH and locate work may be required.
  • Interface with CRH safety consultants on job site visits, fixed plant visits, and performance audits
  • Initiative to perform/assist with other positions for job completion.
  • Must pass drug test and criminal background check.
  • This position requires an individual who is extremely motivated with a high level of organizational skill, including written and verbal communication, and problem solving.



  • BA/BS degree in Occupational Safety or related field or comparable professional experience in industrial safety.
  • Must be familiar with OSHA/MSHA/DOT regulations pertaining to safety and health.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft office, Excel, Work and Power Point


What CRH Offers You


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



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


W-L Construction and Paving, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Nov 2, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

Job Segment: Safety, Transportation, Manager, Service, Engineering, Management