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Safety Manager - Orlando, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, 33309

Preferred Materials Inc


Job ID:  329221


Preferred Materials, Inc., a CRH Company, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of construction materials, and construction/paving services in the United States.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Preferred Materials Region has facilities throughout the State of Florida, as well as Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  Companies within the Preferred Region are leading providers of ready mix concrete, concrete block, aggregate materials, hot mix and warm mix asphalt, as well as design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Preferred is committed to being a great place to work, and to attracting and retaining exceptional employees.  We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.


The EHS Department provides internal consulting services, activities, actions and leadership in support of our company’s continuous improvement in the areas of environmental, health and safety. It is expected that EHS will perform at the highest levels of professionalism and support the efforts of all levels of leadership.  This position will be supporting the Orlando/Central FL market. 


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Provide training, oversight and compliance support to all lines of business, facilities and construction operations. This position is highly interactive with all levels of management within the Group.
  • Assist in maintaining a high level of safety compliance and awareness at all Group locations through frequent, regular and ongoing site visits. Utilize these site visits to collaborate with local mgmt. and employees in addressing EHS issues and promoting Group safety philosophies, expectations, and personal responsibility.  
  • There is a strong emphasis on coaching all levels of management, supervisors, and employees toward observing, understanding and correcting behaviors and conditions that can lead to incidents.
  • Assist the Group in their oversight of contractors, including qualification, insurance requirements and oversight of high hazard work (i.e. trenching & excavation, work at elevations, exposure to traffic, etc.)
  • Conduct periodic audits of operations focused on safety compliance, correction of unsafe behaviors and conditions, documenting findings, setting appropriate timelines (with concurrence of local mgmt), providing appropriate levels of support, and tracking audits to completion.
  • Participate in safety pre-planning of large construction projects or work involving significant subcontractor presence.
  • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of developing and sharing best practices throughout our facilities and construction operations.
  • Support Safety/Event Learning Teams (SLT/ELT) and other safety problem solving endeavors and develop future leaders of these teams so they can self-facilitate and perpetuate the learning process.
  • Provide oversight and leadership in the area of our 5S program - Training, coaching, recommending, tracking.
  • Assist management in their establishment of appropriate systems to procure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and appropriate safety supplies for specific tasks and activities.
  • Train and assist management in developing Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) for the various tasks and hazards in their facilities and construction.
  • Provide oversight and coordination of substance abuse testing in accordance with Group policies.
  • Assist and coordinate traffic crash investigations, accident and injury investigations and ongoing incident management along with the development of strategies to prevent similar accidents in the future.
  • Initiation of conservative first aid for resolution of symptoms and/or recommendation for further evaluation by an occupational health physician. Assist managers in the assignment of appropriate light or modified duty work.
  • Consultation with physicians, nurses, or case managers and insurance claims adjusters on behalf of the employer/employee in professionally handling all facets Worker’s Compensation claims and communication.
  • Deliver environmental, health and safety training and assist in the development of systems for the delivery of such training within the Group.  
  • Provide training and coaching for supervisors to be able to lead effective training sessions consistent with the safety training programs of the Group. Provide support for supervisory training programs. Coordinate Train-the-Trainer programs within the Group for effective control of policies and procedures.
  • Provide oversight of driver training, coaching and motor carrier compliance efforts (USDOT & FDOT).
  • Interact and consult with other members of the HR, EHS & safety teams to develop new safety initiatives, objectives, and best practices.
  • Assist management, Group counsel and insurance professionals in defending the Group against claims and lawsuits to effectively defend against unreasonable demands and/or resolving matters requiring reasonable resolution.
  • Interact and collaborate with CRH/AMAT corporate departments and specialists to ensure consistency as well as expert input and guidance to resolving EHS issues.



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



  • Bachelor’s degree in an occupational safety-related field is highly preferred or an equivalent combination of formal education and work experience in a safety management or supervisory role.
  • Three or more years of increasing responsibilities in a safety department supporting a multi-site organization or equivalent or relevant job experience.


Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as per company policy.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Safety Vest.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.


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!


Preferred Materials, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Oct 7, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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