Director of Risk and Safety


Key Responsibilities:         

• Manage day-to-day interaction between all project participants, brokers and insurers related to risk management and insurance issues.

• Analyze and understand insurable risks and potential risk mitigation opportunities; interact with operational groups to ensure

coordination between project activities, exposures, and appropriate insurance coverage

• Oversee internal claim management efforts (workers compensation, general liability, automobile liability, builders risk) to include oversight of third party administrators, insurers, and defense attorneys.

• Review and analyze loss control and trending reports, and develop appropriate action plans.

• Maintain knowledge of trends in construction insurance industry, including thorough working knowledge of insurance products, coverage and pricing.

• Assist with compilation and development of data for annual renewal of corporate property and casualty insurance program, including management of brokers, approval of submissions, and negotiation of terms and premiums.

• Oversees, develops, organizes, coordinates, administers, and evaluates comprehensive health and safety, risk and emergency management programs, services, operations and activities of JMH.

• Coordinates and administers insurance programs, including but not limited to, the following: Workers’ compensation, property, liability, travel, employee accident insurance and all other coverage as needed.

• Processes workers’ compensation claims; administers and coordinates the interactive process; assists Stakeholders in reasonable accommodations of injured workers; oversees ergonomic requests and studies; facilitates return to work for employees; reviews and approves settlements as appropriate.

• Appraises workstations for employees needing ergonomics assessment and reasonable accommodation in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

• Manages property liability claims administration; collaborates with council and senior management on the management and final disposition of liability claims; assists with hold harmless agreements and compliance.

• Oversees safety training and mandated training programs in compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

• Performs, assists, and coordinates investigations of all employee injuries, accidents, and incidents.

• Conducts and coordinates inspections of JMH facilities and construction sites; enforces adherence to regulations governing the health and safety of individuals and protection of the environment.

• Ensures that hazardous waste and surplus chemicals are disposed of in compliance with local and state regulations; prepares waste regulatory reports.

• Trains or ensures training of employees on procedures for handling or working with a particular hazardous substance using the global harmonization system and proper Material Safety Data Sheets.

• Develops and maintains, with Police Services, JMH’s Emergency Preparedness program; delivers or coordinates training on emergency preparedness.

• Performs insurance needs assessments, recommends coverage levels and negotiates terms of coverage and purchase of insurance plans.

• Ensures compliance with and advises on current health care regulations which are subject to fines.

• Administers and coordinates workers’ compensation-related leave of absence programs to ensure legal compliance; coordinates with appropriate departments regarding illness/injury-related leave of absences; reviews and analyzes state and federal leave law applications and makes recommendations and develops employer responses.

• Participates in the formulation, interpretation and application of Company policies and procedures as they pertain to risk management, liability claims, workers’ compensation claims, occupational health and safety regulations, workplace accommodations, and other related issues.

• Prepares, administers, and monitors annual budgets for health and safety, risk management and emergency preparedness programs; authorizes expenditures according to JMH policies and regulations.

• Supervises assigned employees; appraises performance and provides technical direction and guidance.

• Serves as the liaison with governmental and regulatory agencies.

• Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of:        

  • Bachelors degree in risk management or safety
  • Masters degree in risk management or safety desired
  • CRM and CRIS certifications desired
  • Effective time management skills
  • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • Ability to take difficult insurance and safety risk and communicate to a broad audience.
  • 3 to 5 years of risk management and or safety experience in a construction company
  • Forward thinker and leaders of a team

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