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Safety Manager

Location: North Eastern US
Salary: $85K-100K

The Safety Manager is responsible for executing the Safety initiatives across Lewis to enhance the safety culture and identify, evaluate, and control risks necessary to implement strategies, programs, and practices to drive Safety performance and operating efficiency. The Manager of Safety plans, directs, and coordinates Safety activities as well as participates in the strategic planning process, tracking metrics across the company, and providing leadership to ensure the company complies with applicable Federal, State and Local rules and requirements.  They will assist in the development and execution of strategic plans to achieve overall business objectives while promoting and demonstrating the company's operating principles, values, and mission.

We Offer… 

  • Specialized paid training & certifications 
  • Career advancement opportunities 
  • Health insurance plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Employee stock ownership plan  
  • Retirement & savings plans options 
  • Employee assistance program 

What You'll Do…

  • Present as a visible leader, influencing and motivating while modeling Lewis's operating principles
  • Build and maintain a strong partnership with Operations to drive positive and continuous Safety improvements
  • Assist the Director of Safety and Human Performance in the development and execution of the company-wide Safety and Human Performance strategy.
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding established goals through the development and execution of the annual Safety and Human Performance plan and related goals. Analyze and track leading and lagging results, identify opportunities, and implement measures for continuous improvement.
  • Stay abreast of trends, best practices, and public policy matters as it relates to safety. Relay opportunities and efforts to close performance gaps to the Director of Safety and Human Performance to continuously improve the health and safety of our employees.
  • Continuously assess the safety knowledge and performance throughout all of Lewis and participate in the evaluation process related to Safety performance. Independently audit, establish priorities, and partner with Division Manager, General Foreman, Safety Supervision and Safety Specialist to drive improvements and ensure company and OSHA compliance at the local, state, and federal level.
  • Compose and complete necessary reports and provide summaries of the reports to upper-level management.
  • Work with the Training Manager and Human Performance Advisor to ensure a consistent and cohesive message is relayed across Lewis.
  • Lead the coordination and communication of Safety initiatives and actions (Tailgates, HotSheets, Trainer Tips, Safety Updates, etc)
  • Acting as the liaison with Procurement on the identification of PPE/tool/equipment needs from concept/requests through implementation.
  • Supervise, mentor and coach Safety Supervisors and support their direct reports to create an inclusive environment.
  • Participate in succession planning for Safety professionals to build bench strength and support staffing needs.
  • Exemplify expectations of professional development, continuous learning and education, earning CEU credits for required re-certifications.
  • Promote Lewis through high-profile involvement in Local/Regional Organizations.


Keys to Success… 

  • Knowledge of OSHA and applicable ANSI requirements and compliance
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead and work with teams
  • Possess leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain or obtain Certified Tree Care Safety Professional credential
  • Proficient Office Suite software skills
  • The ability to travel on average 70% (but not full weeks), including overnight, by ground and/or air transportation.

What You'll Need…

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or related discipline or combination of an Associate’s degree with 3-5 years of safety related experience , or related field.  Masters Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or other related discipline is preferred.
  • 5 years leadership experience with proven success, both tactically and strategically
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the safety field and 3-5 years’ experience in line-clearance or experience in the utility transmission and distribution industry
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current certifications in First Aid, CPR, OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety and Industry Standards.  Certified Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional or related certification is preferred.
  • Familiarity with OSHA 29CFR1910 or 1926 highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Human Performance is an advantage.


Our DEI Promise

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is key to the success of our business. We respect the differences among us, and we leverage those differences to create an environment where all employees feel welcome and fairly treated. We seek the best solutions possible by attracting and engaging a diverse workforce where all perspectives are sought and valued.

Lewis Tree Service is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity for both applicants and employees. Lewis Tree Service prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment of employees and applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age (40+), religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.  This policy applies to all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, apprenticeship, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Lewis Tree Service’s practices and policies are administered in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Employer Info

300 Lucius Gordon Drive
West Henrietta, New York 14586


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