The Primary Focus is the development and implementation of “Safety First” programs to insure the long-term success of Eagle Transport and its employees.The Field Safety Manager is responsible for supervising the daily safety and loss prevention control programs of Eagle Transport, including support of Terminal safety meetings, compliance with all D.O.T. regulations, vehicle safety inspections, accident investigation, driver and driver trainer training programs, and assistance in driver selection and hiring. The FSM reports directly to the Vice President of Safety & Security. The Field Safety Manager will work closely with the operations team to ensure that safety policies and procedures are being followed. The Field Safety Manager is a subject matter expert regarding Eagle’s safety policies and D.O.T regulations. Terminal locations assigned to this position are North Augusta, Charleston, and Spartanburg.
- Collaborate with each manager in their district to review results and trends and formulate plans to improve.
- Promote and educate the message and tenants of S.O.A.R. (Safe Operations Avoid Risks)
- To promote a “Safety First” attitude and aptitude with all Eagle Transport employees.
- Monitor drivers and terminal personnel for DOT, FMCSA, and OSHA compliance.
- Conduct training and orientation classes, such as “Eagle BASICS”, “Train the Trainer”, and “Coach the Coach” workshops.
- Conduct DOT and OSHA-required HAZMAT certification/re-certification classes.
- Create an individualized terminal safety meeting schedule that will coexist with sales demands.
- Conduct or assist local TM in monthly safety meetings.
- Schedule yearly meeting with the District Manager to review operations and set goals
On-Site Tasks (as required):
- Perform safety and compliance inspections on Eagle Transport equipment.
- Conduct workplace safety and hazardous materials handling analysis/audits.
- Instruct all personnel in Defensive Driving.
- Investigation of accidents and incidents, and creation of analysis for preventability
- Assist local TM in Accident/Incident/Injury Review Teams.
- Inspect customer delivery sites to insure safe and environmentally sound access.
- Conduct “Check Ride” programs with Eagle drivers to verify compliance to policy and safety regulations, while both driving and loading/unloading.
- Conduct road safety patrols to observe driving habits, courtesy, and professionalism.
- Road check and certify/re-certify Driver Trainers
- To report all problems or issues to the VP Safety and appropriate Operations Supervisors, and local Terminal Manager.
- Continual Improvement in the area of risk and safety performance
Measurement of Effectiveness:The corporate objective of Eagle transport is to “Be the Best”, meaning safe and profitable growth within a caring organization. Safe operations are paramount to the success of our company, assessing risk and finding opportunities mitigate it will ultimately help Eagle secure our objectives. The expectation is for Continuous Improvement for each Terminal and district. It is the responsibility of the Vice-President/Safety to impact the effectiveness of our overall safety and risk management program, and to direct changes to meet the goals of unrelenting improvement. While it is understandable that an individual terminal may have a poor Safety year, the overall district should show year over year improvement. The Vice-President/Safety will establish measurements by which performance will be judged. Among those will be frequency and cost, driver fitness, and VRM score. The District with the best overall performance will receive a bonus split between the FSM and District Management team.
- Five (5) years transport / safety management, or equivalent.
- High school graduate, with 2 years secondary education or equivalent.
- Familiarity and knowledge with DOT, FMCSA, OSHA and environmental rules, regulations, and guidelines.
- Familiarity with accident investigation.
- Working knowledge of petroleum and Chemical tractors, trailers, and their working components.
- Familiarity with the process of loading and unloading of petroleum and Chemicals.
- Ability to lead seminars and workshops as established by the Company.
- Have the skills and aptitude to become a Smith System Certified Driver Instructor.
- Travel required is approximately 50%. Most travel will be within the region but occasionally outside of SC.
- Management experience related to the transportation of chemicals and/or petroleum preferred but not required.