What does a Lead Safety Coordinator do?

Safety coordinators work to ensure that other employees at their company can complete their work safely. They set safety standards for their workplace based on legal requirements and train employees to help them understand these rules. Safety coordinators also monitor working conditions and resolve any safety issues that may arise. They typically work in industrial settings, including factories, construction sites and workshops.

To successfully work in this role, you should have an understanding of how the machinery and other equipment in your company operates. Some jobs may require that applicants be registered as Certified Safety Professionals (CSP). To receive this certification, you must have a bachelor's degree and four years of work experience as a safety officer before passing the CSP exam. Safety officers typically have good communication and critical thinking skills as well.

What responsibilities are common for Lead Safety Coordinator jobs?
  • Create and implement safety plans while ensuring that they are being followed daily
  • Conduct safety observation reports on a regular basis, depending on the length of the project
  • Attend safety walks and inspections before or during each project to analyze safety risks
  • Educate employees on safety standards and expectations as well as safe machinery operation
  • Provide recommendations for improving safety in the workplace
  • Investigate accidents that occur onsite and identify possible causes of the accident
  • Maintain documentation of the company's safety procedures, accidents and related events
  • Act as a liaison between management and external safety agencies, such as fire and insurance personnel
What are the typical qualifications for Lead Safety Coordinator jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in health and safety or a related field may be preferred
  • Registration as a Certified Safety Professional or similar form of licensure as a safety officer
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Excel and auditor safety software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation
  • Understanding of federal, state and city safety requirements, including OSHA
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective professional relationships with employees and project managers
  • Understanding of how to read blueprints and other construction plans preferred in some fields
  • Leadership skills, such as the ability to motivate a team and provide feedback
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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PMP RecruitmentPMP Recruitment
Employment Supervisor
31 Oct 2020

“While training and communication could be better it is no worse than many other jobs I have done.”

Mason ConstructionMason Construction
Site Safety Technician
21 Oct 2020

“The pay scale is average and honestly don’t have much else to say about cons.”

Cal Poly PomonaCal Poly Pomona
Health and Safety Assistant
4 Jun 2021

“Good way to make money if you live on campus and don't have a car.”

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Site Coordinator
18 Jul 2022

“If you're just looking for a job as a mom not necessarily needing income or benefits this is great.”

Employment Manager
2 Aug 2021

“UPS promoted from within when I was there so there were many opportunities to advance.”

Safety Operations Specialist
7 Feb 2023

“life balance is great and the possibility to work from anywhere in the country you were hired really makes the difference.”

Costing Specialist
10 Nov 2022

“And good for fresh grad if you want to expand your career”

Site Lead
3 Dec 2021

“Good pay and shift pattern was good.”

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The most common qualifications to become a Lead Safety Coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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