Director of Safety & Compliance

  • Rudd Equipment
  • Louisville, KY 40213, USA
  • 11/24/2021
Full time Health & Safety Manufacturing

Job Description

Bring your Safety and Compliance expertise to a premier construction equipment dealer where you will be valued and respected and will not be micromanaged.  As head of safety, you will enjoy having the freedom to create your own policies and procedures and truly make a positive impact.    

Rudd Equipment is seeking a Director of Safety and Compliance to join their team in Louisville, KY.

If you are a Certified Safety Professional with MSHA/OSHA knowledge and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Safety, Rudd Equipment wants to hear from you!  Experience with mining safety is a plus!

Why join the Rudd Equipment team:

  • Competitive Compensation - Earn $80,000 - $100,000 annually
  • Full benefits package: Health insurance coverage starts day 1. Receive 2 weeks of PTO your first year with the company! Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, wellness program, paid holidays, 401k match.
  • Company Vehicle
  • Top notch culture and training: Receive training from various tenured members of the Rudd team. Experience a supportive and encouraging company culture where teammates are happy to help fill in any gaps in your current knowledge and background.
  • Stability: Rudd Equipment is a privately held company that has been in business since 1962. Rudd has an exceptionally low turnover rate due to the growth opportunities.
  • Environment: Be a part of a seasoned and supportive team. Experience a dynamic position working on a variety of projects that make every day different.
  • Schedule: Enjoy a stable Monday-Friday schedule.

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Essential Duties:

  • Develops the company’s formal safety program, to include a formally written plan that is updated based on company needs and changing safety requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, local and industry specific safety and environmental regulations.
  • Ensures conformity with all related labor, health and safety, and other applicable laws and group policies.
  • Investigates and analyzes incident reports, near misses, vehicle accidents, and complaints involving work‐related injuries and illness.
  • Responsible for administration and management of worker compensation program, including all claims and compliance reporting.
  • Coordinates Fit for Duty examinations, drug and alcohol testing for post‐accident/incident situations and Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements.
  • Oversees, maintains and updates all confidential workers compensation and DOT and OSHA medical records.
  • Ensures the company is in compliance with all applicable DOT regulations, including but not limited to: DOT Driver Files, Hours of Service, ELD compliance, random CDL drug testing, vehicle maintenance.
  • Works with managers and Personnel to facilitate complex return to work situations as well as employee accommodations. 
  • Administers loss prevention programs and addresses problem areas for both workers’ compensation and general liability; monitors programs for compliance with existing and new laws; analyzes and reviews policies and programs and coordinates changes with executives
  • Develops and refines recommended procedures and methods based on reports of incidents, accidents, near misses and other data gathered from industry and agencies to improve safety and loss prevention.  
  • Prepares, disseminates and maintains memos, reports and administrative controls of records related to safety and health programs.
  • Develops, administers and maintains safety training program for all company positions; monitors employee completion of assigned training tasks.
  • Assists department heads and administrators in enforcing safety regulations and codes.
  • Implements and/or manages a company-wide preventative maintenance program for safety and environmental equipment.   
  • Conducts building and grounds surveys on periodic and regular basis to detect code violations, hazards, and incorrect work practices and procedures.
  • Measures and evaluates effectiveness of safety program, using established goals.  
  • Prepares reports, analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving safety operations.  
  • Develops and manages safety committees at corporate and branch levels.
  • Works with regulatory agencies such as OSHA, DOT, MSHA, EPA, and local fire departments when needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.