Safety Supervisor

Safety Supervisors are responsible to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal safety regulations within their assigned areas. This position provides support in the assigned market/location and assists the Regional Safety Manager to instill a safety-sensitive culture to promote and create a safe working environment. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.

  • Performs all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Conducts ongoing health & safety inspections/audits of facilities, operations, equipment, and processes to ensure compliance with Corporate Safety, environmental, and governmental (DOT, OSHA, local agencies) policies and regulations.
  • Schedules and conducts observations and vehicle inspections to evaluate knowledge, practices, and compliance. Perform follow-up observations with coaching and retraining when deficiencies are observed.
  • Performs incident/injury investigations involving company vehicles and employees, including remedial driver and safety training classes.
  • Interacts with various insurance companies and regulatory agencies including OSHA, DOT, EPA, and local fire and police agencies.
  • Trains and coaches new and existing employees on the use of applicable tools, equipment, accident/incident prevention, and fundamental practices.
  • Develops and delivers training to employees on OSHA, DOT, and company policies and procedures.
  • Conducts monthly in-service safety meetings.
  • Interacts with management to develop site-specific training programs and review trends, identify preventable occurrences, and recommend/oversee corrective action.
  • Ensures all documentation, records, and files related to safety training are submitted and maintained in accordance with federal, state, and local requirements and Company policy.
  • Assists in the new driver qualification process and the continued qualification of drivers to include drug/alcohol testing, annual reviews, physicals, and all other required documentation.
  • Develops and interacts daily with Sub-contracted employees and services to ensure DOT compliance.
  • Assists with settling loss control claims.
  • Responds and helps in emergency situations.
  • Provides leadership and a positive work atmosphere exhibiting professional conduct with open communication that promotes positive relationships with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.
  • Prepares and presents reports as necessary.
  • Maintains a working relationship with Human Resources and Worker’s Compensation Administration.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Must have a working knowledge of DOT regulations and OSHA/industrial safety compliance as they relate to the waste hauling industry. The successful applicant must be able to furnish documented experience in the above areas as well as references/certificates.
  • Must have a strong background in dealing with people under difficult circumstances.
  • Possess a strong background and documented experience in public relations, customer service, or a training position.
  • Computer skills; working knowledge of Windows applications, Microsoft applications a plus.
  • Knowledge of the waste industry and hauling operations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge of the waste and recycling industries and hauling operations preferred.
  • Process and results-oriented with a commitment to organizational success.
  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department, or line of business.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must have at least two (2) years of experience in keeping detailed and accurate records in a safe environment, as well as reading and interpreting federal, state, and local safety regulations.
  • Valid Driver’s License and CDL License.
  • Must have a clean criminal and driving history and be able to satisfy the company’s driver qualification standards.
  • Must not have any DUIs or OVI's within the last 5 years or 2 in the last 10 years.
  • Must not have any license suspensions within the last 2 years.
  • No more than 3 moving violations within the last 2 years.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules including weekends and holidays and be available to always address safety issues by phone. Must be available for 24-hour emergency calls
  • Must be able to produce satisfactory pre-employment drug test and background check results

  • Office, landfill, garage, plant, and outdoor environments.
  • Exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold, and fumes found in a repair facility or plant environment.
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions possible.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste is possible.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity, and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling is committed to equality in all aspects of employment. It is Rumpke’s policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.