Director of Safety Systems

Flagship Management
May 11, 2021
Paducah, United States of America
Job Type


Director of Safety - Inland Barges
Job description:
  • Ensure integration of safety processes and programs with operations, our customers’ expectations, and regulatory safety requirements.
  • Partner with Operations by directing the design, development, deployment, monitoring & review of safety processes and programs
  • Monitor and improve safety programs through review of systems, plans, tracking of safety key performance indicators (KPIs), audits and inspections, and management reviews.
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state and local legislation and codes governing safety regulations and guidelines.  Continuously monitors and reports on relevant changes in applicable safety regulations/requirements related Operations.
  • Monitors and facilitates the reporting of safety performance across the organization.
  • Drive the development and implementation of improvement plans to drive safety strategy culture within the company.
  • Assesses safety risk potential of existing operations and new business opportunities.
  • Assist, partner, deploy incident investigation programs/procedures, including data analysis and incident prevention (loss control) programs and procedures.
  • Coordinates education/training efforts for all levels of employees, including supervision and senior management.
  • Together with operations design and deploy training programs and tracking systems.
  • Support and coordinate with other industry groups and partners in support of safety programs in relative to inland maritime operations.
  • Supports Vetting and Marine Assurance activities in regards, but not limited to, safety metrics, investigation and representation at customer KPI meetings and reviews.
  • Articulate and live company culture by being present in the workplace, setting an example by modeling the required behaviors in the workplace, and hold others (employees and peers) accountable for their actions.
Preferred requirements:

B.S. degree in Safety, Environmental, Operations Management, Education or related field is preferred.

Relevant HSSE or equivalent qualifications/certifications, e.g., BCSP, CSP, CIH.

10+ years’ experience in related safety systems/audit management role within the inland barge industry


Job demands:

  • Demonstrable success in directing/managing safety systems.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in safety, safety compliance strategies, and relevant regulations.
  • Well versed in OSHA legislation and regulation, including GHS.
  • Travel as required as required, estimated to be around 40%.
  • USCG licensing is desirable but not required.
  • Must maintain valid Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
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