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Founded in 1915, we started with a single recycling location and have grown into a global enterprise, and one of the largest metal recyclers and steel manufacturers in the United States. Our vertical integration model was the first of its kind and revolutionized the way the steel industry operates today.

We are also a Fortune 1000, global company that is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, providing a safe and healthy environment where our employees can succeed, creating value for our investors and improving our communities. 

We are sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment, which is why we are committed to a process that minimizes our carbon footprint and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Our recycling facilities collect metals from the community and convert them into steel that supports our infrastructure. 

Area Safety Coordinator (5578)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA (0006)  
Relocation Assistance: No
Position Overview

Commercial Metals Company is looking for an Area Safety Coordinator to assist and support the regional Area Safety Manager. This person will work under limited to no supervision while monitoring assigned location(s) safety performance including injuries, injury prevention, hazard identification, hazard control and correction while staying in compliance with CMC Americas Safety policies and procedures and OSHA regulations. The Coordinator will work with and assists each facilities branch safety coordinator to ensure proper safety orientation, annual training requirements and all required documentation are maintained in accordance to CMC Americas Safety policies and procedures and OSHA regulations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Assists and supports CMC Americas Safety with regards to development, implementation, follow up, analysis, etc. of all CMC Americas Safety policies, procedures, requirements and initiatives as directed.
  • Assess and prioritize the needs of each facility while understanding the need of each facility level of personal involvement needed to complete all required safety functions.
  • Conduct monthly safety inspection at each facility in conjunction with the facility Safety Coordinator and facility manager.
  • Assists facility safety coordinators in development of corrective actions for identified hazards, to include but not limited to implementation, tracking and follow up.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, support and or advise facility Safety Coordinator with all required employee training including but not limited to, New Employee Orientation, annual required re-training, forklift, material handler, overhead crane, site specific equipment safeguards in accordance to CMC Americas Safety policy and OSHA regulation guidelines.
  • Monitor training matrix for each facility to ensure proper documentation and identify any upcoming needs as well as deficiencies that may need to be addressed. If needs or deficiencies are found, assist facility Management and Safety Coordinator in the development of corrective action plans.
  • Assist, support and or advise facility Management and Safety Coordinator with respect to CMC Americas Safety and OSHA compliance.
  • Assist, support and or advise facility Management and Safety Coordinator with respect to proper reporting of accidents to include but not limited to “near miss”, property damage, first aid, OSHA recordable and OSHA lost time.
  • Weekly, monthly and annual reporting of safety stats to report to the manager, CMC Americas Safety to include at a minimum: IR Rates, accident analysis, safety accomplishments, and outstanding safety issues.
  • Provide expertise and resource to Plant Managers, Operation Managers and employees.
  • Assist, Conduct and follow up of safety council meetings.
  • Assist and monitor mobile equipment inspections and training (man lifts, cranes, forklifts, railcar and yard trucks), contractor safety and liability insurance.
  • Assist, support and or advise facility Safety Coordinator with respect to obtaining detailed descriptions of incidents, thorough corrective action steps to prevent future injuries while advising on disciplinary actions when necessary and follow up to ensure appropriate corrective actions have been implemented and are in place and are working.
  • Assist and support facility Management and Safety Coordinator with respect to developing initiatives that will help motivate each employee individually as well as cultivate the entire safety culture of the facility towards a safer work environment.
  • Monitor and assist facility Safety Coordinator with analysis with respect to safety initiatives and how it affects the overall safety performance of the facility, providing and allowing feedback from facility Management.
Experience and Skill Requirements
  • Strong skills in the application of accident prevention techniques, safety committee instructor, workers compensation, which effectively address hazards associated with physical, behavioral and administrative contributors to preventing workplace injuries and illnesses.
  • Communication skills both written and verbally; especially when developing programs, PowerPoint, safety training and the ability for the safety message to be conveyed to the employees.
  • Ability to build relationships Interpersonal and human relations skills.
  • Ability to multitasking and knows their limitation.
  • Must be organized, detail and action oriented.
  • Must be Credible, Persistent, Observant, and confident.
  • Bilingual strongly preferred.

Behavior Requirements
Must be able to have a positive attitude, be proactive, and be a team player, high degree of integrity and sense of urgency, with the ability to lead by example. They must be self sufficient and a self-starter.

Results/Metrics Position Will Be Measured Against
CMC Americas Safety and Audit compliance for the location(s) they are responsible for.

Travel Requirements
Up to 80%, but mostly local with some overnight travel.

Education Requirements
  • HS diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelors in manufacturing or industrial/environmental safety preferred.


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.