HERC Rentals Area Safety Manager in Newark, New Jersey

Herc Rentals is a premier full-line equipment-rental company — providing our customers the equipment solutions they need to get their work done safely, confidently and cost effectively, while enabling them to conserve capital for their growth investments.

With over 50 years of equipment-rental expertise, approximately 4,800 employees with approximately 275 company operated locations, principally in North America. Herc Rentals is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation; industrial & manufacturing; oil & gas; government & municipalities; construction, mining, & energy; remediation & restoration; emergency response; facilities; MRO; entertainment; and ground care.

We aspire to be the supplier, employer and investment of choice in our industry, with core values that promote a culture built on integrity, respect, teamwork, and accountability.

Short Description

Primarily responsible for providing effective safety management services for all Region and Field employees by utilizing excellent workplace safety problem solving and relationship skills. Proactively applies knowledge of safety regulations/standards as well as policies and procedures, and knowledge of company products and services. Assists Region Safety Manager and Field employees on safety and health matters.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the branch staff to evaluate their safety program, develop corrective action plans, and carry out/follow-up action plans. Evaluates status of progress toward meeting safety program objectives and initiates appropriate actions.

  • Assists the region at all levels with preparation and delivery of formal safety training to Herc Rentals employees and customers at customer locations.

  • Motivate and develop Field Management to sustain Herc Rentals’ behavior based safety program across scope of operation.

  • Supports Region Management’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and expected performance of program.

  • Manages and communicates Regulatory Agency inspections or site visits to Senior Management.

  • Conducts/Coordinates annual Location Safety Evaluations, prepares detailed reports, assists location management with action plan development and conducts follow-up until complete.

  • Evaluates and conducts serious employee accident investigations, and corrective actions.

  • Liaison as necessary with other internal departments or external organizations/relevant authorities, and assistance and cooperation concerning audits and remedial actions.

  • Assists in the safety requirements at location startups.

  • Develops personal skills and capability through on-going training, as provided by the company or elsewhere such as meetings, conferences, seminars as determined by Division Safety.

  • Other projects as designated by Region Safety Manager.

Requirements

Professional Experience

Educational Background

Associate or Bachelor - Safety, Business Administration, Science, Engineering, or related field; proven progress toward completion of an AA/AS or BA/BS

Conditions of Employment

Skills

  • Ability to travel.

  • A strong team player, experience with high performance teams

  • Commitment to company values

  • Computer competence.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Employee training and development

  • Good judgment and strong decision

  • Strong Customer Orientation

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career with a growth-oriented company, Herc Rentals is the right place for you! As an industry leader, we offer the opportunity for training, development, and advancement. In addition, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including a generous vacation program. Apply today to be part of a team built for success!

Herc Rentals does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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