Safety Director (Indiana)

About the Job

This position serves as the Safety Director for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and is responsible for all aspects of INDOT’s safety program.  This includes organizational compliance with applicable federal, state, and agency regulations, policies and practices as well as management support and partnerships with the District Safety Directors ensuring consistent performance statewide in the delivery of the safety program.  This position reports to the Deputy Commissioner of Operations.

A Day in the Life

  • Develop, implement and administer health and safety programs that drive continuous improvement and culture consistent with agency values;
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and high standards of performance;
  • Drive the improvement of OSHA total recordable injuries;
  • Communicate safety metrics to executive staff quarterly;
  • Work with JWF, third party administrator, to manage workers’ compensation program;
  • Work to reduce employee lost time due to injury;
  • Review and analyze claims and trends to evaluate program success, making appropriate recommendations for improvement based on findings;
  • Participate in monthly Safety Director meetings;
  • Represent agency with regulatory agencies (IOSHA), carriers (JWF) and other external contacts related to the safety program;
  • Set agency standards and practices for accident and injury investigations;
  • Research of best practices for benchmarking and potential implementation to deliver a quality program for employees;
  • Coordination with districts on implementation of policies, procedures and practices to deliver a consistent safety program;
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and communicating manuals and guidelines for maintenance activities, employee safety, facility/environmental and vehicle specifications in conjunction with Operations;
  • Oversee Roadeo program;
  • Oversee PPE inventory and employee accountability;
  • Ensure all required training is completed within specified time periods by appropriate personnel;
  • Respond to and investigate accidents/injuries as needed including those with IOSHA involvement;
  • Participate in emergency operations planning as safety representative;
  • Responsible for development, maintenance, and use of the Safety Occurrence System (SOS);
  • Performs other related duties as required.


What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s Degree in occupational safety and health, engineering, human resources, or related field, preferred;
  • Experience in safety, operations, construction, human resources, or related industry;
  • Knowledge and understanding of OSHA requirements and regulations;
  • Broad knowledge of highway and construction operations;
  • Ability to formulate sound management and fiscal recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on agency, department and district;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects/functions;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that will be effective to gain consensus and buy-in;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently, anticipate problems and initiate corrective actions;
  • Staff development, performance management, directing, and coaching of other employees

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