Health and Safety Manager

SAFETY IS A VOLVO CORE VALUE. We cannot do our jobs, we cannot service our customers, we cannot be successful unless we ensure the safety and well-being of every person who is at our worksite!
Volvo is committed to providing a safe environment through innovative programs, consistent and comprehensive processes, and strong, SAFETY-FIRST leadership.
We are looking for a Health and Safety Manager to support our North American distribution network that includes 8 Distribution Centers. The position will be based at our Byhalia DC, which is a 1 million square foot facility located approximately 25 miles southeast of Memphis, TN and employs approximately 625 employees. The Health and Safety Manager will provide leadership to the organization, and be able to identify opportunities for improving conditions and execute various safety programs and initiatives.
This position will identify, develop, implement and manage health and safety programs and initiatives consistent with company business plans and in compliance with federal, state, local and Volvo requirements. The Health and Safety Manager also will be responsible for establishing internal policies that will create and maintain a safe workplace.
Core Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement Health and Safety plans in the workplace to reduce work related injuries and illnesses, in accordance with established regulatory requirements, as well as, Volvo policies, directives and guidelines.
  • Prepare policies to establish a culture of Health and Safety.
  • Evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law; establish internal policies, and review and update as necessary to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct training and presentations for Health and Safety matters and incident prevention
  • Monitor current and future legal and other requirements applicable within operations, and planned operational changes or new equipment/processes. Ensure potential impacts and controls are communicated to operational management.
  • Provide support to ensure incident investigations are effective to discover causes and ensure appropriate actions are identified, implemented and monitored.
  • Recommend and lead solutions to issues, improvement opportunities and initiatives, or new prevention measures.
  • Define, drive and report on Health and Safety goals, actions, awareness, issues and statistics
  • Coordinate efforts with Corporate Risk Manager on all litigated workers’ compensation claims with our insurance companies and external counsel.
  • Partner with organizational leadership and Corporate Regional H&S Center of Expertise to establish health and safety strategic plan and priorities and to develop, implement, and continuously improve health programs and performance.
  • Lead and monitor the workers’ compensation claims management process,
  • Manage and develop programs to support the Return to Work program and Policy
  • Participate in collective bargaining contract negotiations, and establish process to administer and monitor adherence with established contractual health and safety language.
  • Represent the Company working closely with regulatory agencies, community groups and other interested parties related to health and safety matters.
Minimum Education Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health, Safety, or Environmental Science/Engineering
  • Master of Science in related field preferred
  • Health & Safety Certification preferred (e.g. ASP, CSP or other)
Minimum Years of Experience Required
  • Ten (10) years experience managing safety and health within a manufacturing, industrial, or distribution environment
  • Three (3) years’ direct supervisory experience
  • Experience with Workers’ Compensation Claims management preferred
  • Union experience preferred
Other Requirements
  • Working knowledge of ergonomics
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of supply chain operations and/or distribution center operations highly preferred
  • Deep understanding of legal Health and Safety regulations
  • Ability in producing reports and developing relevant policies
  • Good knowledge of data analysis and risk assessment
  • Excellent organizational, leadership and motivational skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to quickly acquire a comprehensive understanding of State Workers’ Compensation law;
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written; the ability to communicate guidelines to a multidisciplinary workforce is essential
  • Experience working with people in varying organizational levels

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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