Job Description

Director of Safety
New Yok, NY, United States of America


Quality Building Services (QBS) is a client-responsive firm dedicated to providing premium cleaning, maintenance, restoration, security and specialty services throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Each day, QBS ensures over 30 million square feet of Class A Manhattan office space are maintained to exceptional standards. Security services are offered through our sister company, Quality Protection Services.

Job Skills / Requirements

Reporting to the CEO and President of QBS, the Director of Safety is responsible for strategic planning, organizing, implementing, managing, and taking initiatives to ensure a safe, healthy, and accident-free environment for all employees. The Director of Safety is the trusted ambassador of a “positive safety culture” that permeates throughout QBS’s people and business. The Director of Safety also serves as an advocate for the continuous improvement of safety performance across all operations.

The Director of Safety must be credible, dynamic, methodical, self-motivated, assertive, goal oriented, and a team player. They must possess a strong, professional work ethic as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills. They are a natural communicator, able to successfully deliver information to all members of the organization with efficiency and effectiveness.

The position requires the following, essential characteristics:

·Precision and accuracy in the performance of all duties.

·Direct, articulate, and succinct communication style, both verbal and written.

·Mastery of organizational skills, including management of multiple tasks and deadlines.

·Analysis of issues with a methodical and efficient, yet thorough, approach.

·Self-motivation to be proactive in identifying problems and developing recommended solutions.

·Self-disciplined to always conduct oneself with the utmost professionalism, integrity, reliability, and accountability.


General Duties

·Plans and recommends company-wide safety and health strategies and directs the safety and occupational health programs for the company.

·Analyze trends, design, and implement programs to proactively address them.

·Oversight of QBS’s Safety Practices and Policies across all business and operational locations

·Identify, develop, seek approval for, and enforce safety practices, policies, training, and metrics

·Develop and provide technical and administrative direction on all safety and health policies and programs which bear critical importance to the overall corporate objectives, operations, and profitability of the businesses.

·Identify effective training opportunities given relevant observations and needs assessments

·Management of content, mechanism, and records of safety and health training events

·Oversee and enforce compliance with all OSHA, and other regulatory agencies while maintaining awareness of regulatory changes that could impact the company.

·Create a work environment which reflects a commitment to protecting the safety and health of employees.

·Work collaboratively with operations to improve operational efficiencies and reduce safety and health related costs.

·Identify and recommend capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment that increases efficiency and safety operations.

·Must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of occupational hazards and safety precautions

·Lead or provide oversight to the investigation of accidents, injuries and near misses for risk assessment and risk mitigation recommendations as well as any corrective actions that are applicable.

·Perform periodic audits and inspections of operations, facilities, equipment, and materials to minimize hazards/exposures and to promote continuous improvement in processes.

·Implement recommended post-accident safety measures at an accident location as well as other sites and tack measures to closure.

·Ensure Supervisors and Area Managers receive training in workplace injury procedures, including proper preparation of reports.

·Work with management to implement and enforce remedial training for employees who have safety incidents on their records. Conduct safety training and post-accident/injury training for returning and new employees after an incident and for all new hires. Conduct on-site safety training at each building periodically.

·Coordinate with all departments to create a safety culture where safe actions and behaviors are viewed as a principal responsibility and focus for every employee.

·Act as lead company representative with regulatory bodies and other outside parties with respect to safety, security, and occupational health matters. Uses appropriate judgment in involving management as necessary.

·Perform work in an office environment and at project sites during all seasons with non-standard hours and local travel being expected.

·Able to operate standard business office equipment, including computer operation, mobile devices, use of email/Internet, as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

·Be solution and communication oriented while exchanging information, collecting, compiling, and preparing work documents


Knowledge/Skills/Certifications (required or will become certified in upon employment)

Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) • Knowledge of Chapter 33 and FDNY Code Chapter 14 • 510 Occupational Safety Health Standards for Construction • 521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene • 3115 Fall Protection • 7505 Accident Investigation • 7115 Lockout/Tagout • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations • 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Supervisor • OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety Certificate • Site Safety Manager Certificate- 40 hour • 32 Suspended Scaffold Supervisor • 32-Hour Supervisor Scaffold Installer and Remover • CPR Certified • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010

·Strong Conflict resolution skills

·Ability to lead and motivate individuals and teams to achieve program and project objectives

·Strong interpersonal and presentation skills

·Demonstrated knowledge of current leadership skills

·Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization

·Bachelor’s degree in Safety and Health or related field

·8+ years’ demonstrated safety and health program management experience



QBS maintains operations 24/7/365 and is an “essential business” in the New York area. We work during normal times as well as when other businesses may be closed. The position requires flexibility and an ability to work whatever schedule and hours are deemed necessary to efficiently accomplish the work and service our clients, which may include working extended hours, weekends, holidays, and/or during emergency situations, such as natural disasters (storms, including but not limited to rain, wind, snow and ice, floods, power outages, fires, earthquakes, etc.), public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, government-declared states of emergency, labor strikes, and force majeure events. Accessibility to answer questions by email or phone during off hours in accordance with QPS’ policies, and an ability to respond in person to emergencies and stay in New York City as appropriate, is expected. The ability to work this schedule is an essential function of the job.

Quality Building Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.



Education Requirements (Any)


Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Stock Options, Stock Awards, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance, Special Incentive Plans

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1