1+ months

Regional Safety Director

Richardson, TX 75080

Company Overview:

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, one of the nation’s top contractors, is recruiting for an experienced Regional Safety Director for our Gulf States region based out of Richardson, TX.  We combine more than 75 years of construction expertise with the newest technologies in order to meet our clients' needs.  We serve owners, architects, and developers with a commitment to teamwork and quality and are constantly looking for people to help us achieve our company goals.

This position will manage and direct the regional safety program in a manner that provides a safe environment for all team members.  Lead and champion the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) philosophy and culture in a manner that support senior managements’ commitment that AP will operate in a manner that fosters and supports the IIF initiative.  Provide primary safety training leadership, maintain AP’s commitment to safety as the number one priority, and consistently communicate safety issues. 

Because safety is paramount to AP and embedded into everything we do, all team members are responsible for working safely within our Incident and Injury Free culture.

Key Accountabilities of the role include:

  1. Take personal responsibility for working safely within an Incident and Injury Free (IIF) culture.
  • Be a champion to support IIF efforts for working safely and building a culture of care and concern within the organization that reinforces the behavioral aspects of working and living safely.
  • Maintain a relationship with safety to hold responsibility for personal safety, the safety of each person in the company, and the IIF performance of the entire workforce.
  • As a leader, consistently communicate and reinforce the tenets of an IIF workplace. Be willing to discuss a personal commitment and desire for all team members to work safely and attain an IIF workplace.
  • As a leader, ensure that processes and procedures that support an IIF culture are maintained and reviewed for continuous improvement.
  1. Manage and direct the region’s safety program in accordance with organization-wide requirements and best practices.
    • Work with the National Safety Committee on identifying, updating, writing, and implementing new safety and health policies to sustain an IIF culture.
    • Oversee and deliver the company-wide safety training program in a manner that exceeds AP and OSHA requirements.
    • Provide safety and health training to all AP management and supervisory personnel.
    • Lead all regional safety team members.
    • Distribute new and updated safety related information and provide training when necessary.
    • Maintain the safety orientation program for all new team members.
  2. Actively monitor the region’s safety program and communicate findings to senior management and project team members.
  • Inform senior management on the safety process and results for all current projects.
  • Manage and\/or perform safety audits and inspections. Communicate results to project as well as senior leadership; include suggested remedies and adjustments to mitigate or eliminate potential safety incidents.
  • Review and monitor subcontractor safety activities. Report concerns, suggestions, or requirements to the appropriate subcontractor representative. Collaborate with subcontractors to identify alternate means of accomplishing tasks to minimize risk.
  • Work with state and federal agencies on inspections and issues identified, to minimize the future impact on AP.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with federal and\/or state OSHA programs.
  1. Provide tracking, analysis, and statistical performance for all workers compensation, auto, property, equipment, and general liability claims for the region.
  • Work closely with insurance and legal personnel on all claims and participate in quarterly claims reviews. Attend depositions and provide background for lawsuit claims.
  • Handle worker’s compensation cases and investigate accidents.
  • Ensure that the company-wide Drug and Alcohol Testing policy is applied post-accident and when there is reasonable suspicion.
  • Ensure the fleet safety policy is in place and all individuals subject to the policy are in full compliance with the policy.
  1. Collaborate, coach, and mentor all regional team members to foster and support the IIF culture.
  • Assist project management and superintendents in obtaining and reviewing subcontractor safety submittals. This includes reviewing hazard specific work plans, SDS sheets, written hazard communication program, designated on-site safety representatives, and teams of First Aid\/CPR certified team members on site. 
  • Develop a rapport with contractors, supervisors, and craftspeople to develop and sustain an IIF safety culture.
  • Assist regional management in developing, implementing, and tracking accountability criteria for superintendents and foremen.
  • Assist superintendents with procuring proper safety equipment, reviewing upcoming safety hazards, planning appropriate safety requirements to eliminate or mitigate hazards, instituting site-specific emergency response plan\/crisis management, conducting accident investigations, maintaining contact with injured team members to promote early return to work, and helping identify light duty tasks.
  1. Other duties as assigned.


  1. History of progressively more responsible leadership experience and proven results including:
    1. Bachelor’s degree in industrial safety, safety management, or related field and 8+years directly related experience in field and office safety and health program management, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Experience in the construction industry preferred. 
    2. Experience working through inspections and audits with state and local government agencies.
    3. Broad knowledge of state and federal safety laws and regulations.
    4. Knowledge of dust control and storm water management.
    5. Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Procore.
    6. Strong presentation and training skills.
    7. Currently possess or able to obtain OSHA 500 Trainer Card for the construction industry.
  2. Ability and willingness to travel.
  3. Willingness to work in various (sometimes extreme) climate conditions.
  4. Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards.
  5. Experience in complex business as an active participant in driving growth and change; demonstrated effectiveness in driving operations and executing plans.
  6. Ability to identify talent, create and develop teams, and build trust and engagement.
  7. Experience cultivating an active network of relationships, driving collaboration and alignment, relating well to key colleagues, and connecting with employees at all levels.
  8. Ability to drive to the core of complex issues and provide insightful and constructive feedback.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Adolfson & Peterson Construction is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer



Posted: 2023-03-26 Expires: 2023-06-07

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Regional Safety Director

Adolfson & Peterson
Richardson, TX 75080

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