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Safety Manager

Safety Manager

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Under the direction of the Area Safety Manger and Terminal Manager, a Safety Manager is a tactical leader responsible for overseeing all safety functions including training, job observations, accident prevention, loss control, audits, regulatory compliance and effective process development and implementation of programs and procedures in compliance with State and Federal regulations as well as corporate and client policies within a designated area.



  • Maintains oversight of classroom instruction, behind the wheel training and all other required training programs for all applicable employees
  • Maintains oversight and compliance of third party skills testers
  • Ensures compliance with all corporate, client, Federal, state and local policies and procedures
  • Facilitates and manages all driver and monitor monthly, quarterly and annual retraining’s as required
  • Schedules and supervises annual bus evacuation instruction and drills as required
  • Schedules and coordinates all in-service safety meetings and safety committee meetings
  • Ensures the completion of all safety inspections, including but not limited to; maintenance facilities, offices, off site facilities and company vehicles.
  • Provides guidance and direction to training staff to ensure all employees are properly trained in compliance with all company specific requirements as well as all safety-related regulatory requirements, including state school bus standards, OSHA standards, Department of Transportation regulations and Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration regulations
  • Maintains and communicates safety-related policies and procedures to applicable employees, as well as ensures that proper training is conducted and communicated accordingly and ethically
  • Maintains all driver qualification files, training files, personnel files and all other database systems as required by state law and company policy
  • Observes, evaluates and documents driving behavior both internally and externally, performs safety spot checks at school loading zones, and reviews random vehicular footage and GPS reports for safety violations
  • Responds to vehicular collisions and occupational injuries, conducts comprehensive investigations, photographs events and completes accident and injury report(s) as required
  • Makes determinations regarding cause, fault and retraining as well as makes recommendations to the management team to mitigate future losses
  • Researches and develops alternative routes for emergencies, road closures, adverse weather conditions and all other special service situations
  • Performs safety orientations for all new employees and conducts accident investigation training as required
  • Assists in establishing a community outreach safety program for kindergarten and first graders regarding safety procedures and rules when riding a school bus
  • Provides safety performance reports to the Director of Safety, Area Safety Manager and Terminal Manager as required
  • Other job duties as assigned by the Director of Safety, Area Safety Manager and Terminal Manager not specified above     


Basic Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization abilities
  • Team player mentality
  • Strong leadership abilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Intermediate computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft office suite
  • The ability and willingness to obtain a CDL with P and S endorsements within 6 months of hire
  • The ability and willingness to obtain a Third Party Skills Tester certification within 6 months of hire
  • Transportation safety related experience desired