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Safety Director/Senior Director

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 32764

Herc Rentals Inc. is a premier, full-service equipment rental firm – providing our customers the equipment, services and solutions they need to achieve optimal performance safely, efficiently and effectively. A pioneer of the equipment rental industry, Herc Rentals continues to evolve and grow through technological innovations, expanded product offerings and value-added services and consultative solutions to support its customers’ projects. 


With more than 55 years of equipment rental expertise, approximately 4,900 employees and approximately 270 company-operated locations across North America, Herc Rentals serves a broad range of end markets, including construction; industrial operations, refineries and petrochemical operations; governmental entities and contractors; disaster recovery and remediation; infrastructure; railroad operations; utilities; film, television, live entertainment and special event production; agricultural operations; and facilities management..



Short Description

The Director of Safety will lead, direct, and support the work of the regional and area safety leaders implementing the Herc Rentals Safety and Health Program.  This candidate will build an operating culture that integrates safety with daily operations, reduces frequency and severity of injuries, reduces costs, and develops a more productive, effective, and safe workforce that is compliant with all applicable standards and regulations.  Preferred location for this role is at our Field Support Center (FSC) in Bonita Springs, Florida.  May consider other locations based on candidate qualifications and experience.


  • Lead the health and safety regulatory programs across the HERC division to include; compliance; strategy development; participation in the assessment of site health & safety management, compliance and injury reduction programs; and best practice sharing
  • Monitor, report, benchmark, and trend safety data; conduct root cause and other analysis to reduce incidents; establish metrics and report results to management monthly and provide appropriate feedback and results to senior management
  • Direct and support senior management regarding effective execution of Herc Rentals corporate safety and health program and regulatory compliance
  • Establish and promote safety and health policies and best practices to reduce losses and liabilities


    Professional Experience

    10-15 years of sequential and progressive safety program experience with a company that has a large multilocation, multinational footprint throughout the North America
    Involvement in development of safety/environmental laws and regulations, specifically OSHA, DOT, and chemical handling procedures on national brands
    Focused knowledge of process Improvement methodologies
    Strong project management skills
    Equipment Industry experience and leadership
    Detail oriented and attentive to current and future process improvement
    Strong organizational and analytical skills
    Excellent communication, presentation, and training ability
    Ability to travel 25% to 50%
    Safety Engineer preferred

    Educational Background

    Four-year college degree and an advanced degree in human occupational interface, ergonomics, safety, medicine, etc

    Conditions of Employment

    Certified Safety Professional required



      Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.


      Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 


      Herc does not discriminate in employment based on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, nationals origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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