Boston Sand & Gravel Company (BSG) is a leader in the ready mixed concrete and aggregate industries in southeastern New England. BSG services its customer base with ready mix concrete, aggregate, and sand with a fleet of concrete mixers, trucks, and a short line railroad. We provide quality products to the most demanding construction projects throughout the region. BSG is committed to promoting and creating a culture in which health, safety, environment, and sustainability are integral components of business activities and daily work practice.
BSG seeking an experienced, hands-on Health & Safety (H&S) Manager to champion continual improvement in the Company’s safety culture for its 10 facilities in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The H&S Manager will lead the implementation of the Company safety program to ensure a safe, healthy, and incident and injury-free work environment.
Our ideal candidate is adaptable and self-motivated, and will provide the leadership to ensure that the Company is continuously maintaining a safe workplace that complies with OSHA, MSHA, DOT/FMCSA and DOT/FRA regulations. This person must possess information management proficiency, have a collaborative management style, be highly organized, and able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
Specific expertise and experience required in the following safety programs:
LO/TO, Confined Space Entry (CSE) and Rescue, Respiratory Protection, Hazard Communication and GHS, PPE, Emergency Action and Fire Prevention, Machine Guarding, Fall Prevention, Forklift/PIT/Hoisting, Hearing Conservation, OSHA 300 Log/Reporting, Accident/Incident Investigation and Workmen’s Compensation. Experience with truck driver safety a plus.
The H&S Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Create, maintain, review, and update applicable written health and safety programs to comply with applicable federal, state and local safety regulations
- Train employees on applicable health and safety programs; conduct new employee safety training; track and conduct required annual/refresher training for safety programs
- Conduct safety compliance audits
- Oversee industrial hygiene monitoring per regulatory requirements
- Prepare audit reports for management; assist plant managers to resolve audit findings
- Interact with management and employees to identify and alleviate safety issues using both proactive measures and corrective actions
- Maintain current Hazardous Material inventories and SDSs; train employees on new hazardous materials used in the workplace
- Lead accident/injury investigations
- Work with EHS Director on Workmen’s Comp claims
- Coordinate emergency preparedness and response plans, training, communications
- Track, compile, and report OSHA 300 Log
- Coordinate with facility staff and Clinics for required medical appointments and testing including drug and alcohol, respiratory protection/respirator medical evaluation and fit test
- Use EHS management tools (cloud-based system, in-house Access databases, Excel spreadsheets) to track, compile and generate reports, upload safety data and generate reports for compliance and for Senior Management
- Prepare Annual Safety Budget; track safety program costs
- The H&S manager reports to the Director, Environmental, Health & Safety.
- BA/BS in Safety or Industrial Hygiene
- OSHA 40-Hour Certification
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or CIH
- Current First Aid/CPRAED/BBP training/certification
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Work, PowerPoint)
- Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Highly motivated, independent problem solver, and positive team member
6 - 8+ years’ health and safety experience in an industrial setting - construction or concrete / aggregate industries desirable. Union experience a plus.
Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:
- Moderate to extensive car travel throughout Eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire
- Exposure to physical operations ranging from office environments to ready-mix concrete production, aggregate mining and crushing, and railroad operations
- wear required PPE for an entire workday
- walk or otherwise negotiate around physical barriers as would be found in a maintenance garage, RMC production plant, mining/crushing operation, and/or railroad operation
- ability to climb ladders
- be mobile for extended periods of time, up to several hours per day