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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Chester, South Carolina
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Forestry, Lumber & Wood, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Safety Manager

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) and I-joists.





The company owns and sustainably mana

ges more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit www.Roseburg.com.


Responsible for performing directional plant and company safety related functions.  Supports the plant manager and supervisors by achieving strategic results in relation to the safety function at the plant level. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans, implements and coordinates safety programs and procedures
  • Keeps current with any changes in regulations and implements changes accordingly.  Develops manuals, policies and procedures to ensure adherence to regulations
  • Consistent collaboration with other facility/site safety staff to support consistency and knowledge sharing across all sites
  • Support and mentor the development of technical safety skills for employees and leaders in the facility
  • Articulate the safety vision and plan for the facility and engage the staff and employees in achieving that vision
  • Conducts or coordinates employee training in areas of safety, regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment
  • Ensures appropriate risk/hazard assessments are conducted and corresponding follow-ups are implemented to minimize and/or eliminate incidents that have the potential to cause harm to one of the Company's employees, contractors, or visitors
  • Effectively communicates the health and safety goals, objectives, performance expectations, and metrics throughout the facility
  • Partners with HR and the Worker's Compensation program seeking to identify opportunities for improved safety performance and cost reduction
  • Performs and administers safety audits and inspects safety facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance
  • Oversees facility safety inventory including supplies, equipment and training materials
  • Analyze and utilize data to set safety priorities and develop action plans
  • Implements company and plant related policies
  • Supports efforts to achieve facility’s performance KPI’s (key performance indicators)
  • Lead all safety initiatives and goals
  • Participates in and resolves internal safety investigations
  • Collaborate with corporate office and other facilities as required
  • May supervise subordinate staff
  • Models company core values



  • Associates degree in Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene or related subject
  • Demonstrated 5+ years experience in safety leadership position
  • Expert level understanding and working knowledge of applicable occupational safety and health regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, written, verbal and electronic communications skills
  • Strong teaching, coaching, facilitation, and mentoring skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent problem solving and investigation skills with a focus on root cause analysis and development of sustainable corrective actions
  • Ability to build high trust work relationships at all levels
  • Demonstrated results in achieving and sustaining business goals
  • Knowledge of business and financial concepts
  • Ability to analyze and present data and interpret into actionable information
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards in dealing with confidential information
  • Maintain composure in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment
  • Proven leader and results driven


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene or related subject
  • Certified Safety professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist