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Safety Manager

Location: SEATTLE, WA
Posted: 11-08-2018
Location Name: Corporate Headquarters
Wage Max: 75,000.00
Wage Min: 75,000.00


The Cochran Safety Manager plans, directs, and implements organization safety program to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment by performing the following duties.

Cochran offers a competitive salary and a number of "top notch" benefits including, but not limited to: 100% employer paid Medical, Vision and Dental for the employee and their dependents, 401(k) and a generous PTO policy.  Come join us and become a member of a great team!  The salary for this job is 75,000.00 per year.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following are duties associated with being a Cochran’s Safety Manager.  Other duties may be assigned:

  1. Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state (WISHA), and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.


  1. Plans and implements programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials.


  1. Prepares studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.


  1. Inspects facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.


  1. Provides information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.


  1. Leads the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for the company’s use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.


  1. Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.


  1. Assists with the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time.


  1. Prepares and arranges safety exhibits and material for display, promotional work, industry conferences, and exhibitions.


  1. Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.


  1. Maintains safety files and records.


To perform the job of Safety Manager successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

  1. Problem Solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  2. Service – the individual manages difficult situations, responds promptly to needs and solicits feedback to improve service.
  3. Planning/Organizing – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  4. Quality – the individual demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and monitors own work and the work of others to ensure quality.
  5. Team work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  6. Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively
  7. Adaptability – the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events. 
  8. Leadership – Inspires and motivates others to perform well:  Effectively influences actions and opinions of others.
  9. Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  10. Strategic Thinking – Identifies external threats and opportunities.
  11. Dependability – Is consistently at work and on time; Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.
  12. Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness: Develops innovative approaches and ideas.
  13. Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions.
  14. Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures. Reports unsafe conditions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.   Write routine reports and correspondence.  Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees.    

Math Ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percentage and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or scheduled form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, email software and the use of the internet.

Certificates and Licenses


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk stand, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear.; Must be able to gain access to construction work areas via ladders and stairs safely.

Reports To

Safety Director and/or Field Performance Manager