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Safety Manager

  • Hoffman Beverage
  • Chesapeake, VA, USA
  • Aug 18, 2023
Full time Distribution-Shipping Management Transportation Warehouse

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Safety Manager will train, develop, coordinate, and implement occupational health policies and procedures to promote and ensure effective safety operations throughout the organization.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate with management to develop, prepare, and implement safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide training to employees on safety best practices, forklift operations, and CDL safety guidelines.     
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local safety laws, regulations, codes, and rules including and not limited to OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA, etc. 
  • Ensure completion of required recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Responsible for the Company’s compliance with FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), DOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) requirements including maintaining documentation to support compliance to include Drug Testing, Driver Records, medical cards, etc.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the safety committee.
  • Identify opportunities to minimize workplace injuries, accidents, and health problems.
  •    Conduct and assign employee training on applicable safety standards.
  • Periodically review safety training and recommend revisions, improvements, and updates.
  • Conduct safety inspections and audits to assess employee compliance with safety regulations.
  • Review accident and incident reports while ensuring workers compensation accidents are monitored and minimized. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of current company safety policies and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and DOT/CDL requirements.   
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Experience in successful training of all levels of organization.
  •  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse workforce.
  • Competent in documenting policies and procedures with the ability to inspire and motivate others to adopt new processes.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


Experience and Competency Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety, Safety Engineering, Environmental Health, or related field preferred.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by Board of Certified Safety Professionals is preferred.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) by American Board of Industrial Hygiene is preferred.
  • At least five years of occupational health and safety experience in an industrial or logistics environment required.
  • Experience in the transportation industry preferred.
  • A combination of education and related experience will be considered.



  • Forklift certified trainer preferred.
  • CDL is preferred. 


Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to push, pull or lift up to 50 pounds at times.
  • Ability to travel throughout facility or to other locations as required to conduct regular safety inspections.


Hoffman Beverage Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.