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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Construction /Architecture
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Manager

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

Professional Experience:
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

Ability to:

  • 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