PrimeSource Building Products

  • Director of Safety

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    Director, Safety (Irving, TX) - 2018-11699


    The incumbent in this role will plan, direct, and implement our organizational safety program to ensure a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment.  You will be responsible for supporting our Corporate office in Irving along with our 34 distribution centers in 27 states.  This includes monitoring safety and health regulations and providing support to distribution leaders to ensure compliance with federal and state safety and health regulations.  You will also present to Senior Leadership and provide updates on our Safety Programs, Federal and State compliance, and recommendations on how we may make improvements as an organization.


    This role is required to travel 50% to the various locations, as needed.  Currently there are no direct reports to this role.



    PrimeSource Building Products, one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of building supply products.


    We will not provide relocation for this position and must be commutable to the Irving, TX headquarters



    Primary responsibilities of this position include the following. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary:


    • Works closely with human resources, legal, and operations.
    • Provides safety and health support and information to production and corporate personnel.
    • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
    • Provides technical support and guidance regarding Environmental Administration (EPA) rules and regulations.
    • Plans and implements programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials.
    • Prepares written safety and health programs and policies.
    • Prepares studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
    • Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
    • Provides information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
    • Identifies company safety training needs and develops and coordinates safety training programs.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of loss prevention (exposures from product theft both internal and external sources).
    • Leads the corporate Executive Safety Committee.
    • Develops corporate policies for personal and property protection.
    • Leads the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
    • Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.
    • Assists in the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier, to reduce identified work place hazards and employee lost time.
    • Maintains safety files and records.
    • Reviews injury/illness and no injury incident investigation reports and follows up as necessary.
    • Reviews safety committee meeting minutes and safety inspection reports and follows up as necessary.
    • Monitors lost-time injuries/illnesses and worker's compensation claims.
    • Audits practices and records to ensure compliance with company programs and federal/state occupational safety and health regulations.
    • Advises distribution centers and corporate staff of regulatory changes with which we must comply. Sufficient advance notice should be provided so that compliance on the effective date of new regulations is ensured.
    • Understands federal and state occupational safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur.
    • Reviews process-operating procedures/records and provides input for safety and health considerations.
    • Assists as necessary in implementation of a hazard communication program and preparation of reports.
    • Participates in company occupational safety and health committee.
    • Promotes safety and health awareness through internal company memoranda, newsletters and specific training programs.
    • Maintains corporate safety library (e.g., videos, regulations, reference manuals).
    • Supports plant personnel in selection of appropriate personal protective equipment.
    • Supports corporate/plant engineering to implement engineering controls to minimize safety and occupational health hazards.
    • Participates in new product/process reviews, including process hazard analyses, operator training, etc.
    • Develops annual company safety and health goals.




    Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or 5-7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Certifications and Licenses:


    Ideal candidate will participate in ASSE and hold either an ASP or CSP certification.  

    EOE Statement

    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is fully committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information and other non-merit factors.  All persons shall be afforded equal employment opportunity at PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.


    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations and relationships with employees and applicants, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and merit promotion.  PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. promotes programs of affirmative recruitment and employment at all levels of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc..  PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. subscribes to, and will implement to the full extent, all applicable laws that promote equality of opportunity.


    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

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