Safety Manager

Location: Charlotte, NC

Department: Human Resources

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Carolina Handling, is a leader in the Material Handling business. We are a strong and a rapidly growing company with a history of stable performance that focuses squarely on our associates.  If you’re looking for a challenging, rewarding career where you can make a difference, then Carolina Handling is the place for you. At Carolina Handling, professional growth is fundamental to our corporate culture.  Our motto is “Exceeding Customer Expectations”. This not only applies to our external customers, but to our internal customers – our Associates. We continually strive to exceed their expectations through career development, continuing education, advancement opportunities, job stability, great benefits and a culture unlike any other.


Implements and maintains company policies adhering to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations.  Involved in the design and development of facilities, work areas and work procedures and makes environmental health and safety recommendations accordingly.  Ensures compliance with all environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations, and keeps abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the organization. Interfaces with all federal, state, and local regulatory bodies.  Reviews, evaluates, and analyzes work environments and designs programs and procedures to enhance our safety culture.  Delivers motivational leadership and creative problem solving that results in elimination of vehicle and work place incidents and injuries.


  • Manages all aspects of the environmental, health and safety program including establishing goals, measuring performance, providing direction and encouragement as well as promoting accountability
  • Conducts on-site safety visits in the branch facilities and in the field including vehicles, customer locations and perform accident investigations and ensure corrective action when required
  • Develops, coordinates and conducts Safety training and orientation as well as evaluate the effectiveness of the training for company, customer and government requirements
  • Establishes safety metrics, evaluates and analyzes accidents and injuries for prevent, and provides reports for tracking purposes as well as complete those required by law
  • Evaluates and analyzes company safety data and review insurance company reports to determine critical safety areas and trends to prevent future incidents and provide relevant training
  • Ensures timely investigations into work related incidents and ensures incidents are reported and corrective action has been identified and implemented.
  • Maintains existing and develop key safety programs and initiatives for our facilities, our Associates, our customers and vendors to prevent accidents and injuries
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local governmental authorities, including but not limited to, OSHA, Fire Departments, Department of Transportation, State OSHA, and other similar agencies
  • Ensures compliance with customer safety regulations and completes contractor safety packages in a timely manner
  • Leads the safety committee to promote the health and safety of our Associates, our facilities and the environment
  • Determines training needs, and selects, develops, and produces training materials for all positions
  • Communicates policies to organization including print and oral communication programs. Identifies opportunities for additional programs and policies; makes recommendations. Assists with annual review of Safety Manual and/or Environmental Manual and ensuring recommendations for any required changes.
  • Communicates organization’s emergency plans and coordinates required drills.Coordinates activities of Emergency Response Team and First Aid Team. Ensures teams are sufficiently staffed and trained to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Responsible for safety and security of our facilities to include Protégé (badge system), alarms, cameras and other related areas; will work closely with Purchasing Department


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Business, Industrial Safety, Human Resources or other related field
  • Minimum of 5-years of experience in an industrial safety role or equivalent combinations of training and related experience
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Working knowledge of OSHA Standards and ANSI standards
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.Ability to positively influence.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of Associates, Management and outside agencies.


  • Frequent interface with internal and external customers in person, over the phone and email
  • Regular exposure to warehouse and shop environment with exposure to hot and cold temperatures and chemicals
  • Frequent travel with some overnight stays required; limited notice at times; primarily in a company vehicle


While performing the duties of this job, the Associate is regularly required to stand, talk, walk and hear.  The Associate frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time and use hands to write, input data and handle materials.  The Associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to focus.  This position will be performed in an office, classroom environment, or in the field.  The position requires frequent travel (up to 50%) by automobile and occasional travel by airplane.  During site visits and training sessions, position may require work in a shop or warehouse environment with exposure to hazards of equipment movement and chemicals. 


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Carolina Handling, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. No information on the application is intended to obtain information to be used for such discrimination.

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