Area Safety & Health Manager - Southwest Area

Location: Irving TX Posted Date: January 31, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 10110BR Careermine Job Id: 1831907

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.
Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. Following the acquisition of Italcementi, the company employs some 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries.

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Area Safety and Health (S&H) Manager-Southwest Area to be based out of our Irving, TX location.

The Area Safety & Heath Manager will be responsible for leadership and implementation of the organization's Safety and Health (S&H) programs and initiatives for Southwest Aggregates' & Gulf Coast Stabilized Materials (GCSM) Operations in Texas, Oklahoma & Arkansas area.

Reporting to the Region Director Safety & Health - South Region, they will manage and coordinate S&H activities to ensure compliance with S&H laws and regulations; implement, monitor and maintain S&H programs and facilitate corrective measures as necessary; provide guidance to management on regulatory compliance, training, safety investigations, worker's compensation, and policy questions; and position the company as a leader in Safety & Health. 

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled 

  • Implement and support all S&H programs, including training, inspections/audits, industrial hygiene, implementation of company S&H policies, accident investigation/reporting and regulatory compliance programs.
  • Provide ongoing S&H support and continually raise the level of Safety awareness and training of plant management, employees and contractors.
  • Monitor and proactively report S&H performance.
  • Work as a liaison with Local, State and Federal regulatory agencies (MSHA, OSHA, etc.).
  • Manage Workers' Compensation and General Liability claims.
  • Continuous interpretation and compliance planning for current and emerging regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with area Environmental Managers to ensure a team approach is used to effectively monitor all ESH activities.
  • Other duties and tasks, including travel, as necessary and/or assigned to effectively carry out job responsibilities and maximize the effectiveness of this position.
  • 50% - 75% local travel within the Southwest Area.
  • 5% travel outside assigned area.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent in related field and a minimum of 10 years of relevant safety experience, preferably in Mining, Heavy Manufacturing or Construction environment.
  • Expert-level working knowledge of MSHA rules and requirements.
  • Experience and competence in developing and implementing all aspects of an industry leading safety and health program.
  • Strong management, communication and influencing skills from Senior Management to Plant level employees.
  • Competent in coaching, teaching and presenting.
  • Ability to form, facilitate and maintain internal and cross functional teams and relationships.
  • Competent in Federal, State and Local S&H regulations and the regulatory agencies governing the assigned facilities.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel. 
    Will regularly be exposed to each of the following: 
  • Employee must be able to function in an office environment as well as the company's industrial environment, including the environmental conditions described below and the physical demands of working/auditing at the plant level (standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, climbing, crouching or crawling)
  • Employee is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear
  • Occasional use of personal protective equipment, including a respirator
 Specific vision abilities required by the position include: 
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
Will frequently be exposed to plant environment conditions which include: 
  • Wet or humid conditions
  • Working near moving mechanical parts
  • Working at height, sometimes in precarious places
  • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Outdoor weather conditions
  • Extreme cold and extreme heat (non-weather)
  • Industrial risks similar to those experienced by operations personnel including noise, dust, electrical and machine risks, large equipment and vehicles, and occasional work in enclosed spaces.

Our South Region office in Irving, TX supports the Lehigh Hanson plants in North America and offers a competitive benefits package that includes 401(k) savings plan with company match, tuition reimbursement and employee purchase program.  Amenities include an on-site deli, free covered parking and use of a free fitness center.