Health safety managers are responsible for evaluating work practices and work environments to ensure that they are free of all health hazards and risks of injury. These managers may also suggest changes that should be made to company policies in order to create safer workplaces.
This job may require some travel in order to visit employees and evaluate safety habits and potential hazards; these managers must always ensure that employees are adhering to company policies regarding health and safety. Risk assessments should be performed so each department can be analyzed in an objective manner. Then, reports should be generated and may be presented to the management of each department.
It is important that these managers can identify risks and potential problems before they cause harm in order to minimize liability to their companies and protect the well-being of employees. When serious problems or potential risks are observed, these managers must develop viable solutions to eliminate them. This may occasionally involve changing equipment or employee habits. Occasionally, they may personally administer training, as well. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and some relevant work experience are generally required for this position.
Health Safety Manager Tasks
Ensure compliance with all relevant all health and safety regulations.
Develop and implement environment, health, and safety compliance plans.
Provide health and safety training to all employees.
Manage injury and compliance investigations.