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Regional Health and Safety Director - Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN, US, 37914

Southern Atlantic Region




Job ID:  324100


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America. Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.



Position Overview:


The Regional Health and Safety Director is responsible for implementation, oversight, and leadership with the division, region, and company safety/health, risk management, and employee development programs.  They will foster a collaborative relationship to be a seamless strategic business partner to the Region President.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Works with the Regional President to develop and execute a strategy that reduces risk, engages employees, and fosters a positive safety culture
  • Coordinates and aligns the strategy with enterprise/divisional safety strategies and direction
  • Ensures effective administration and maintenance of enterprise, division, region, and company safety programs
  • Continuously scans the environment for new technologies to aid in incident/injury prevention and evaluate fit for our operations.
  • Work with company management to ensures that proper incident reviews are continually conducted for all occurrences, providing recommendations for risk reduction as applicable.
  • Oversight (both direct and indirect) of multiple areas with organization/maintenance of both passive and active support files/records for all incidents/injuries, including: general liability, auto liability, workmen’s compensation, and all other applicable claims.
  • Coordinating the administration of incident claims, including negotiation/settlement of claims within proscribed limits of liability and directing other claims to the corresponding agencies.
  • Maintaining liaison with all affiliated agencies, including: Insurance companies (WC, GL, AL), MSHA, OSHA, & State Labor Commissions.
  • Conducting and oversight of site safety audit processes & assisting site personnel in selection/installment of safety devices.
  • Coaching support to the operations personnel in conducting hazard awareness and risk management sessions.
  • Assisting/Coaching operations managers/supervisors in conducting their own training programs.  Collecting and making available safety/health material to operations supervisors for training needs.
  • Mentor and develop company safety teams, both direct and indirect reports
  • Support and drive Employee Engagement and Human Performance philosophies, drives and seek to identify impactful growth strategies.
  • Maintaining area/programs of responsibility to keep within economical demands of budgets.
  • Providing direction/technical support to ensure employees’ health and minimize potential employee exposures through established industrial hygiene practices (i.e. Respiratory Protection Program, Hearing Conservation Program, and Silica Awareness Program).
  • Monitoring employee health hazard exposures using established industrial hygiene techniques and enabling all areas to carry out personal monitoring.
  • Oversight of Selection & Coordination for occupational physicians to ensure injured employees are provided with the best available treatment while ensuring injury resolution and prevention.
  • Implementing strategic plans to ensure continued success in meeting division business objectives within Safety/Health, Safety Leadership, and Leadership education.
  • Monitoring company safety results & compiling representative reports to executive officers.
  • Coaching operations managers/supervisors with the performance management process including implementation, development, and facilitation.
  • Developing creative communications methods to ensure the distribution and institutionalization of best practices through tools such as:  PowerPoint, Word, Excel, e-mail, SharePoint.
  • Work closely with Human Resources to ensure all safety requirements and training are completed during onboarding and during safety mentoring process for new employees
  • Coordinate with environmental department when responsibilities overlap.
  • Supervises 2 to 10 employees (directly and dotted line), including other supervisors, and assists all managers/supervisors with Safety/Health related issues.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required. 
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety or Health related field with 8 or more years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Leadership skills, creative writing, clear and analytical thinking, creative presentation abilities, speaking clearly and effectively in front of large and small groups, and strong organizational abilities.


General Requirements 

  • Mobility to attend various meetings and events at offsite locations
  • Hours are extended throughout the year to include nights and weekends when necessary
  • Travel may be required





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!


CRH's Americas Materials is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Sep 22, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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