Construction safety managers are responsible for managing all safety aspects during the construction process on behalf of their company. They are in charge of devising and implementing safety features for all staff to follow and striving to minimize construction accidents by ensuring established safety procedures are followed. They help with training efforts, and verify that all employees are using protective gear and following safety standards at all times. Other principal functions include communicating with construction professionals about ways to reduce accident exposure, providing support in safety matters, interacting with government officials to maintain onsite security, and communicating with clients and vendors to establish safety parameters.
Construction safety managers actively participate in construction meetings to suggest ways to improve safety and increase productivity while minimizing the use of company resources. They facilitate safety discussions and are the first point of contact for safety concerns or questions, as well as write detailed reports about incidents and escalate issues as needed. Construction safety managers also perform safety reviews and follow up with corrective measures when required. They generally work in a construction setting, and use gloves, a hard hat, goggles, steel toe boots, and other adequate protective gear to conduct safety assessments.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant field and previous experience are generally necessary for this position. Safety and leadership certifications may be beneficial.
Safety Manager, Construction Tasks
Oversee and implement safety policies.
Track and investigate construction accidents to ensure compliance with safety policies.
Develop and execute employee safety education programs.