• Regional Safety Manager

    Location US-CA-Cypress
    Posted Date 1 week ago(08/07/2018 9:22 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Safety and Security
  • Overview





    GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!


    Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.


    GES is seeking a Regional Safety Manager for our Safety department.  This person will be responsible for the compliance, program development, prevention, training, and investigations.



    • Maintain current knowledge of all company safety policies and applicable federal and state OSHA regulations, as well as DOT standards and regulations. Instruct and advise Division/Department Managers in the safety codes that apply to their operations and to ensure that necessary safety procedures are established for compliance with the codes.
    • Ensure the functioning of safety programs within the assigned office/warehouse locations and at show/exhibition sites.
    • Work with Labor Relations to ensure enforcement of the Substance Abuse policy for both union and non-union employees.
    • Conduct periodic inspections of GES facilities and show sites, including the machinery, equipment and working conditions to ensure conformance with appropriate safety and sanitary standards and regulations.
    • Act as liaison with government agencies (e.g.: OSHA) and serve as a facility management representative in case of inquiries and inspections to correct deficiencies and to minimize citations and fines for non-compliance.
    • Monitor the availability and condition of appropriate fire-fighting and safety equipment in the facility.  Act as liaison with companies servicing fire alarm systems and fire extinguishers and with the local fire department.


    Program Development

    • Assist in the development of Best Practice and Training Modules as required.
    • Determine appropriate safety equipment and safe work practices to be employed on specific jobs based on OSHA and Corporate standards and implements accordingly through facility and show site management.
    • Assist with the development and maintenance of Facility Emergency Plans which shall designate specific individuals with specific responsibilities during emergency situations.  The Emergency Action Plan shall also describe in detail all emergency actions and notifications to be made as a result of an emergency condition.



    • Promote safe working conditions and practices aimed at reducing industrial injuries, illnesses, property damage, worker’s compensation and general liability losses. Monitor and institute compliance programs.
    • Observe and analyze work force performance with regard to safety and recommend specific measures, changes in procedures or amendments to safety programs.
    • Periodically participate in, and conduct, monthly safety committee meetings and ensure that coordinated safety training and motivational campaigns are conducted in association with Company policies.
    • Direct or participate in accident and near-miss incident investigations to determine causes.  Make recommendations for corrective actions.
    • Collaborate directly with trade unions in order to promote safe working conditions and behaviors.


    • Organize and coordinate training programs for all employees in safety-related fields.
    • Determine appropriate safety equipment and safe work practices to be employed on specific jobs based on OSHA and Corporate standards and implements accordingly through facility and show site management.
    • Review, train and assist in the process of all accident reports, safety inspection reports, Safety Committee Meeting minutes and insurance claim reports. Work in conjunction with third party administrators.
    • Provide assistance to supervisors regarding the evaluation of safety problems, employee safety recommendations and complaints.  Determine acceptable corrective measures.




    • Participate in, and direct, incident investigations in compliance with company standards.  Provide "on call" capability when necessary to participate/direct incident investigations.
    • Initiate and ensure investigations of accidents and unsafe working conditions, compiling statistical data and providing remedial actions to achieve effective prevention and avoidance of losses.
    • Perform other duties as assigned and deemed necessary of the position under the direction of management



    • College degree preferred
    • Three (3) to five (5) years safety related experience
    • Union environment experience is preferred
    • Extensive knowledge of Cal/OSHA regulations required
    • Knowledge in DOT, EPA, OSHA regulations preferred
    • Experience with Worker’s Compensation and associated claims preferred
    • Ensure high degree of confidentiality



    • Investigation of property damage/accidents
    • Detection of unsafe conditions and work practices
    • Creation and presentation of safety classes 
    • Enforce compliance with company Substance Abuse policy
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proficient in MS Office and use of computers
    • Ability to cover show floor (either on foot or via cart) and visibly observe activity

    Work Environment

    Special Considerations: 

    • Position requires extended hours due to the need for on-site availability at shows
    • Position requires substantial travel within the city and possible 25% travel to other US locations
    • Position will require being on-call


    • Competitive salaries
    • 20 days of PTO pro-rated by date of hire
    • 401K with company match
    • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
    • Wellness benefits
    • Career development program
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Employee assistance program
    • Vacation time
    • Community involvement opportunities
    • Team activities

    And much more……




    EEO Information

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including vets and disability.


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