Safety Specialist

Hiring Office:
Vogel Bros. Florida
2720 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL 33811
(863) 646-5078

Application Deadline: October 20, 2017

Currently, we are seeking a safe, ethical and caring individual to join our Safety & Human Resources team as a full-time Safety Specialist, based out of our Lakeland, Florida office. We believe in having a sustainable level of growth and resources, so when we bring on new people to our team, we do so conscientiously and with the goal of adding a team player who’s passionate about doing what it takes to grow and develop the company and the people around them.

The purpose of the Safety Specialist position will be to work closely with the Director of Safety & Human Resources, ensuring that the Company beliefs / values / mission / vision are used to promote a safe culture, as well as to improve the Company in the areas of safety training, programs and best practices.

Responsibilities of the Safety Specialist position include but are not limited to:
• Maintain positive relationships with outside agencies, such as OSHA, FLDOT, AGC, SUCA, NUCA, insurance companies, etc., to ensure information exchange and mutual assistance
• Implement and enforce safety practices to improve the Company’s safety record, including maintaining and leading a comprehensive safety training program for all employees
• Remain current on all changes and laws (local, state and federal) affecting our Company’s industry, and update and maintain safety programs and policies accordingly to ensure compliance of applicable programs and policies
• Provide reports and updates to the Director of Safety & Human Resources of any safety issues, new programs, new policies, or regulation changes
• Assist in the management of Company incident management process, including but not limited to: filing of appropriate paperwork; maintaining Company incident and claim records
• Maintain a comprehensive return to work program for worker’s compensation claims
• Conduct regular safety visits to job sites and assess sites for safety compliance
• Assist job sites with ensuring they have the safety supplies they need for the tasks required
• Propose and develop Company-wide safety initiatives.
• Develop and implement opportunities to build positive employee relations across the organization
• Utilize leading and lagging safety indicators and other key performance indicators to identify trends and modify and improve the Company’s safety practices
• Assist with the development and maintenance of departmental goals to adhere to the Company’s corporate business plan
• Maintain and administer Company policies and procedures fairly and consistently
• Maintain good communication and positive relationships with employees to promote employee satisfaction and ensure positive working environment
• Lead and facilitate regular Safety Team Meetings
• Participate in regular Safety meetings with necessary leadership to update team on activities in area of responsibility and determine needs/issues to be addressed
• Provide general Safety administrative support, including but not limited to: preparing correspondence, forms and reports; arranging meetings; processing confidential reports and documents; filing; and tracking deadlines

We are looking for an individual who has:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety or related field, or equivalent work experience required
• 1-5 years of experience in Safety, or similar role required
• Experience in the construction industry strongly preferred

Candidates must possess:
• Knowledge of Safety policies/procedures and knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations affecting Safety practices
• Moderate to advanced computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
• Must possess a valid driver’s license
• Maintain current certification in First Aid / CPR / AED
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters tactfully and professionally
• Ability to design and deliver effective training programs
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to analyze data/key metrics and make proposals to improve organizational efficiency and growth
• Ability to work well under pressure and in stressful, difficult situations
• Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with staff at all levels to achieve Company goals
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to handle questions and resolve issues in a timely and manner
• Fluency in Spanish a plus

Work Environment:
• Office: Indoor, temperature-controlled environment
• Job Sites: Exposure to heat, cold, rain, and other outdoor weather conditions; Moderate to loud noise levels; High, precarious locations; Walking surfaces may be uneven and affected by weather and construction conditions

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Our Employment Policy

Vogel Bros. Building Co. is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all employees. It is our policy to seek and employ the best qualified personnel in all positions and to ensure equal opportunity for employment to all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, veteran disability, national origin, ancestry and/or any other discriminatory basis prohibited by state or federal law. The Company will ensure that all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, hiring, promotions, layoffs, return from layoffs, demotions, dismissals, recruitment, selection for training, including apprenticeship, will be administered in a manner consistent with the Company’s commitment to equal employment for all individuals.