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Safety Coordinator - Riverbend Materials (Salem, OR)

Salem, OR, US, 97302

River Bend Materials



Job ID:  311089


RiverBend Materials, a CRH company, is a member of the CRH West Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion.  We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies.  For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality rock products, concrete, asphalt paving, and construction services.   We have been recognized by numerous organizations for our commitment to safety, customer service, and innovation.  


Position Overview

The Safety Coordinator is responsible for implementation, oversight, leadership, and assistance with assigned operating companies' safety/health, risk management, and employee development programs.  This position reports to the Region Safety Manager.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Administering/maintaining company safety programs; ensuring any/all new developments in human performance and technology available are utilized for incident/injury prevention and continually evaluated.
  • Ensuring that proper incident analysis is conducted for all occurrences, providing recommendations for risk reduction as applicable.
  • Organizing/maintaining both passive and active support files/records for all incidents/injuries, including general liability, auto liability, workmen’s compensation, and all other applicable claims.
  • Maintaining liaison with all affiliated agencies, including MSHA & OSHA.
  • Overseeing site safety audits & assisting site personnel in selection/installment of safety devices.
  • Conducting hazard awareness and correction sessions with operations personnel.
  • Assisting/Coaching operations managers/supervisors in scheduling and conducting their own training programs.  Collecting & making available safety/health material to operations supervisors for training needs.
  • Guiding all supervisors in the use of Coaching Action Plans to eliminate undesired behaviors and create new desired behaviors through pinpointed safe desired behaviors and proper follow-up/reinforcement strategies.
  • Stewarding/Implementing Human Performance philosophies, education, & growth strategies.  Coordinating with Operating Company Managers to identify Event Learning Team opportunities and driving a Learning Culture.
  • 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, Silica Awareness Program.
  • Monitoring employee health hazard exposures using established industrial hygiene techniques.
  • Work with employees involved in incidents/ claims to ensure treatment accommodations, resolution, and prevention.
  • Assist in the implementation of strategic plans to ensure continued success in meeting business objectives within Safety/Health, Safety Leadership, and Leadership education.
  • Monitoring company safety results & compiling reports.
  • Recognize behavioral trends and identify safe pinpointed behaviors to replace undesired behaviors; provide coaching and tools to establish new habits.
  • Coaching all supervisory levels on the use of human performance tools i.e. Human Error, Error Precursors, Latent Conditions, Organizational Drift, Learning Organizations
  • Developing creative communications methods to ensure the distribution and institutionalization of best practices through tools such as:  PowerPoint, Word, Excel, e-mail, SharePoint.
  • Work in conjunction with the environmental team to assist and ensure compliance for sites and audits
  • Procure necessary safety equipment and training materials within the economical demands of budgets.
  • Regular and timely attendance.
  • Participate in and promote an inclusive work environment.



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



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene or Safety/Health-related field and minimum 3 years of experience; or equivalent combination of certifications/education and experience is preferred.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to read and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions, correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write complex correspondence.  Ability to carefully articulate and clearly communicate both specific technical information and creatively compose development strategies.  Ability to effectively participate in and speak to large groups.  Advanced presentation skills required.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to comprehend scientific formulas.   
  • Detailed working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Ability to effectively navigate and research regulatory agency and industry-related web content.



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



Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to handle or feel.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Work Environment

Office Environment and Field Visits including Plants, Pits, Shops and job sites, hotels, and conference rooms. This position will require up to 25% local travel.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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!


RiverBend Materials is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


Date Posted:  Jan 5, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Salem

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