What does a Safety Manager do?

A safety manager works to prevent workplace accidents and promotes health and safety awareness and education to fellow employees. They are responsible for making sure that employees follow health and safety laws and creating policies for a safer work environment. They must take measures to identify potential workplace hazards and improve existing conditions.

You must have at least a bachelor's degree in Safety Management or a related field to work as a safety manager. Risk management and health and safety management certification are often required. You must be knowledgeable of company, state and federal workplace health and safety laws. You must also be able to assess potential hazards and act safely and quickly in the event of an incident.

  • Create and implement workplace health and safety plans and procedures
  • Evaluate health and safety practice and procedures for risk assessment and following legal guidelines
  • Conduct accident prevention training and health and safety training
  • Inspect equipment for unsafe workplace conditions
  • Monitor employee conformity to safety laws and policies
  • Investigate accidents and incidents to find cause and take prevention measures for further incidents
  • Handle worker's compensation claims in the event of a workplace accident
  • Suggest solutions, improvements and prevention steps for safety issues
  • Certified in risk management and health/safety management
  • Thorough knowledge of health and safety laws and guidelines
  • Extensive attention to detail to distinguish safety hazards
  • Ability to provide detailed reports and develop safety procedures
  • Good understanding of data analysis and risk assessment
  • Good organizational, leadership and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to recognize when safety conditions need improvement
  • Ability to prioritize tasks especially when handling an accident or incident
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Safety Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

€65,563 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€47K
Median: €66K
€89K
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Safety Manager Career Path

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Safety Manager
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Senior Safety Manager
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Leader of Safety
€43,504/yr
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Global Safety and Regulatory Sciences
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Drug Safety Associate Trainee
11 Mar 2021

“I was waiting for an opportunity to enter into the field which will help me build my career and professional.”

ICONICON
Drug Safety Associate
3 Aug 2021

“It provides a good learning platform for those who want to venture into drug safety career.”

Turner ConstructionTurner Construction
Project Safety Manager
16 Nov 2020

“Work life balance is not a thing on large scale projects I have been a part of.”

LendleaseLendlease
Senior Safety Manager
7 Oct 2019

“Truly a great workplace and I am only leaving due to taking my career down a different path due to my wife's career needs.”

GaggleGaggle
Safety Management
14 Dec 2021

“Pay is good and I love being able to try and help children who really need it and keep them safe.”

EggpectationEggpectation
Food Safety Auditor
20 Apr 2021

“Nice place to work and relaxing”

ReckittReckitt
Drug Safety Associate
21 Oct 2021

“everyone else seems busy and content but I feel quite lost despite voicing this.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a safety manager

When working as a safety manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Written Communication, Metering, Microsoft Office Suite, Pipeline and Prospects.

The most similar professions to safety manager are:
  • Production Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Systems Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a safety manager 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.