Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Open Positions | 0 comments

FLSA: Exempt
Location: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Job Type: Safety/Risk Management
Travel Demands: No

J.H. Lynch & Sons, Inc. is looking to add a qualified person to its Safety Department.


The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other members of the safety department in planning and implementing safety programs to ensure a safe, healthy and accident-free work environment for every employee and subcontractor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Partners with safety personnel and others to drive proper safe behaviors and a strong safety culture. Maximizes opportunities for all projects to drive responsibility and accountability of safety and health concerns to front-line workforce either directly or through the safety personnel.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local safety regulations by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; interpreting standards; enforcing adherence to regulations; advising management on needed actions.
  • Enforces safety policies by ensuring inspections, reporting statistics and counseling employees.
  • Acts as a resource for managers, superintendents, and hourly employees on safety and health issues.
  • Ensures accident investigations are conducted and maintains the appropriate records. Determines actions required to eliminate accident causes and follow up to ensure action is taken.
  • Participate in required trainings for managers and employees, may facilitate training as well.
  • Will be on-call for emergency incident management of a 24/7 workforce.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Performs and develops job safety analysis for specific projects.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Candidates will be required to successfully pass a post offer drug test.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Discipline or related field preferred along with experience in a safety role.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and USDOT regulations.
  • Demonstrated success in improving safety performance and establishing best practices.
  • Experience in the heavy/civil construction industry desired.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written needed. Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of employees.

Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics needed:

  • Ability to develop and foster relationships and trust at all levels of the organization.
  • Computer skills needed.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Analytical ability and process improvement knowledge.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and regulations.
  • Be on-call for emergency incident management of a 24/7 workforce.

What the Company Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical and dental  benefits programs
  • 401k retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

If you are looking for a company who values its employees and has opportunities for employee development and advancement, apply now. If you want a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!

For consideration, submit your resume online  No phone calls please.

Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer – Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V