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Job Description: Safety Manager  

Location: Apopka, FL


Southland Construction, Inc. is a general contractor providing vertical, heavy highway, and utility construction services in Florida since 1977. Southland has employed as many as 205 full time experienced people with a wide variety of talents second to none in the construction industry. We perform services for both public and private clients with projects ranging from $200,000 to $100 million.


Safety Manager Summary:


The Safety Manager plans and implements Southland’s safety program to ensure a safe, healthy and accident-free work environment on every project. Works with the project team to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved, with the following expectations:

  • Safety goals are achieved on every project.

  • No accidents or near misses.

  • No OSHA citations.

  • Maintains OSHA logs

  • Employees have a positive attitude toward safe work practices.

  • Employees are well-educated in safe practices and have all the resources necessary to work safely.

  • Perform daily project site visits and perform safety inspection/assessments.

  • Furnish superintendents along with individual project manager’s inspection/assessment reports.

  • Maintain and make available inspection/assessment reports to upper management.

  • Observe and practice all governmental safety regulations, project requirements and company safety policies.

  • Analyzes and recommends corrective action for all accidents.

  • Point of contact for Owner/Client Safety Representatives.

  • Post all safety bulletins, safety posters, safety rules, and applicable legislation.

  • Prepare weekly tool box safety talks for tailgate meetings.

  • Coordinate the transportation of injured employees to a physician’s office or hospital.

  • Maintain relations with project physicians, the workers’ compensation care nurse, ambulance service, fire department and hospitals.

  • Orchestrate and manage safety programs.

  • Conduct new hire safety orientations.

  • Schedule and coordinate safety training and maintain log of employee training.

  • Maintain Safety Training library and Employees training log with supporting certifications, organized and summarized for management use.  This shall include expiration dates of any and all individual training certificates, etc.

  • Conduct weekly and monthly project safety inspections and keep log of inspections.

  • Manage injury claims with Insurance Company and employee.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Safety Management, ES&H Management or related science/construction field or equivalent experience/training.

  • 5 years’ experience in safety management.

  • Knowledge of governmental ES&H standards, rules, and regulations and proficiency in applying them to construction projects.

  • Working knowledge of safe work practices and experience in conducting accident investigations is highly desired.


Recommended Certifications

  • 10-Hour OSHA

  • 30-Hour OSHA

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Competent Person Trench Excavation

  • Competent Person Fall Protection

  • OSHA 500, desired but not required

  • MSHA (surface), desired but not required

  • ATSSA Certification (MOT)



  • Health (LocalPlus plan for EMP and EMP + CH is 100% paid by SCI), dental, vision, short/long term disability, life insurance, accidental, critical illness, cancer, legal

  • 401(K) after 1 year of employment with discretionary match

  • PTO, holidays 

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