The job of a corporate safety coordinator is to find and remedy any safety concerns in a large company. This often entails working with the middle and upper management teams of the company, in order to address policy changes and workplace adjustments that must be made to meet safety requirements. There is a significant amount of paperwork that must be completed to ensure that safety codes are not violated, so a large portion of the job is completed in an office setting.
Most qualified applicants will have a bachelor's and/or master's degree in safety science, engineering, or a related field. In addition, a corporate safety coordinator is required to be a certified safety professional (CSP). Work hours for the coordinators are usually full-time during regular business hours.
Corporate safety coordinators work directly with various branches of a company. To enforce safety regulations, they will be in contact with a company's supervisors and upper management. In order to make sure policies are understood, they may also address other employees in meetings and seminars. Since the safety of a company's workers is a concern for the company at large, the corporate safety coordinators' purpose is to avoid careless or ignorant breaching of protocol, as well as unnecessary hazards. The purpose of a corporate safety coordinator is partially to save a company money. By preventing unwanted worker compensation and injury-related lawsuits, the company is at far lower risk of unexpected profit loss. By educating the workers and overseeing the safety of labor processes, coordinators offer increased risk prevention.
Corporate Safety Coordinator Tasks
Implement company safety incentive programs.
Eliminate or control at-risk behaviors or conditions resulting from human error, equipment and machine operations which may lead to human injury and/or property damage.
Investigate of incidents involving injury or property damage.
Coordinate site safety inspections for compliance against OSHA regulations and company policies and procedures.
Train and educate employees and supervisors on OSHA requirements and company policies and procedures.