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Director of Risk Management

Job Description

As the Director of Risk Management, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing comprehensive safety programs and policies within the organization. Your primary objective will be to promote a safety culture and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal safety regulations. In addition, you will lead a team of safety professionals and collaborate with various departments to identify and mitigate potential hazards and risks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a strategic safety plan that aligns with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and standards.
  • Establish and maintain effective safety policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Conduct regular safety audits and inspections to identify potential hazards, risks, and non-compliance issues.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement corrective actions and preventive measures to mitigate risks and improve safety performance.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the safety team, including training, mentoring, and performance management.
  • Coordinate and conduct safety training programs for employees at all levels to enhance safety awareness and knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain emergency response plans, including evacuation procedures, incident reporting, and investigation protocols.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes related to safety and make recommendations for improvements accordingly.
  • Establish relationships with external safety organizations, regulatory agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, engineering, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Professional certification in safety, such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience in safety management, preferably in a leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge of local, state, and federal safety regulations and standards.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing successful safety programs.
  • Experience in conducting safety audits, inspections, and incident investigations.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and influence others.
  • Proficient in using safety management systems, software, and tools.