12 October 2021
Transportation Safety Director

Transportation (Trucking) Safety Director
Miami, Florida
$75K to $120K Benefits
Job summary:
Our client takes safety seriously, and we require all our employees to use the standard industry practices to keep everyone safe on the job. To that end, ttg was engaged to find an experienced Risk Management & Safety Director will lead company-wide Environmental, Health, Safety, and Fleet Safety programs with an heavy emphasis on transportation safety. This position will lead the planning, developing, implementing & organization of the Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety Program & related components.  This will also include responsibility for sustained excellence around program-related activities including conducting employee Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Training, Safety Committee Meetings, Incident Investigations, Operational Leadership Coaching, Job Hazard Analysis & Site Safety Inspections as needed throughout the entire organization.  The Director will also assist in the awareness and effective utilization of all safety technology and monitoring results.  Regular site visits and field operational interaction to ensure compliance with regulatory and safety requirements will be required.
  • Lead cultural change within the business to ensure continuous health and safety improvement.
  • Implement and maintain programs, policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with company and governmental QHSE requirements.
  • Establish, update, implement and manage a comprehensive safety program.
  • Administer a uniform record keeping system that complies with DOT regulations and C&S standards.
  • Create a Safety Committee and organize all Safety Committee meetings
  • Assist the Transportation Managers and HR Managers with the screening, interviewing, selection and training of new drivers; ensure the appropriate background checks have been completed.
  • Investigate accidents for both OTR and Work safe accidents.
  • Ensure and verify that appropriate drug screening is done on each type of accident. In the case of a potentially significant liability accident, you will be the employee at the scene to ensure proper procedures are followed, reports are completed, and the proper notifications are done in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the Chairperson on the accident review committees for OTR accidents.
  • Ensure that OTR accidents are reviewed on a timely basis
  • Ensure that all trucks have the proper paperwork to meet Federal, State and Local regulations.
  • Verify the annual MVR record checks on each driver and be certain a follow-up is completed on any exceptions.
  • Respond as needed to emergency MVA situations to include “On Site” assistance. Oversight and case management of MVAs including investigations and classifications regarding preventability and disciplines.
  • Record and communicate to any customer / vendor, any unsafe conditions in or around their physical pick up or delivery locations.
  • Assist in the development of training tools; use these tools to re-certify drivers or re-train those who require training follow up.
  • Develop a professional relationship with the authorities and agencies that we operate under, ie. DOT, State Police, American Trucking Association, DMV, etc.; participate in their meetings when applicable.
  • Develop and recognize drivers with exceptional safety records through coordinating safety banquets, truck driving rodeos, etc.
  • safety and loss control programs to control programs to control or eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Continually coaching company wide team members, supervisors and management on issues related to safety policies and procedures.
  • Inspect facilities to determine existing or potential hazards and determine corrective or preventative measures where applicable and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented
  • Provide technical and regulatory expertise and advisement based on knowledge of FMCSA, DOT, State, Local and other pertinent regulations to assist staff and company facilities in the solution of Fleet safety related issues. Includes oversight for maintaining the MVA accident register, MCS 150, MCS 90, D&A Clearinghouse and MIS (Management Information System) reporting requirements to the USDOT. Develop responses and action plans to USDOT interventions and safety audits as needed.
  • Responsible for all regulatory compliance and OSHA/EPA reporting and related record keeping
  • Create and monitor strong processes for managing work-related injuries and accidents
  • Assist in overseeing claims processes and procedures
  • Conduct incident investigations to understand root causes.
  • Prepare and maintain required QHSE records and reports.
  • Lead auditor and facilitator of Quality performance improvements
  • Audit company facilities and workforce in the assigned region
  • Keep abreast of current QHSE industry trends, new legislative impacts and customer requirements.
  • Develop and facilitate project HSE risk assessments (e.g. HAZID, safety cases).
  • Communicate lessons learned from incident or other opportunities for improvement by performing or facilitating
  • Coordinate and conduct various internal DOT auditing processes to ensure compliance with both internal and external regulatory standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain active involvement in reducing company Auto Liability exposures by engagement in meetings, providing documentation for claims and litigation, provide expert testimony, and assist the Occ. Health Nurse/Third Party Administrator in effectively managing all open auto liability claims.
  • Serve as a resource/consultant to staff and field management regarding the development of new capital projects to ensure that fleet safety and security standards are met. Provide impute into vehicle specifications for enhancing driver safety. Champion and/or assist corporate initiatives and campaigns for fleet safety processes and technologies/new equipment, i.e. DriveCam®, ELDs, Collision Avoidance, Cell Phone Blocking, Third Party Administrators, Consortiums, etc.
  • Bilingual required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred in environmental health and safety or a combination of training and experience.
  • Knowledge of Lytx (DriveCam) a plus
  • 5 years' experience in the warehousing and trucking industry (preferably in produce) with multiple locations.
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and Primus food safety standards in general produce warehousing and distribution industry.
  • Ability to train, influence and motivate team members at every level.
  • Some travel required (10 to 20 percent)

At ttg, "We believe in making a difference One Person at a Time," ttg OPT.