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Safety Manager

Date: Apr 30, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 40841

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 5,100 employees and approximately 295 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

Primarily responsible for providing effective safety management services for all Region and Field employees by utilizing excellent workplace safety problem solving and relationship skills. Proactively applies knowledge of safety regulations/standards as well as policies and procedures, and knowledge of company products and services.  Assists other Safety Manager and Field employees on safety and health matters.


  • Supports the branch staff to evaluate their safety program, develop corrective action plans, and carry out/follow-up action plans. Evaluates status of progress toward meeting safety program objectives and initiates appropriate actions.
  • Assists the region at all levels with preparation and delivery of formal safety training to Herc Rentals employees and customers at customer locations.
  • Motivate and develop Field Management to sustain Herc Rentals’ safety program across scope of operation.
  • Supports Operations Management’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and expected performance of program.
  • Manages and communicates Regulatory Agency inspections or site visits to Senior Leadership.
  • Conducts/Coordinates annual Location Safety Evaluations, prepares detailed reports, assists location management with action plan development and conducts follow-up until complete.
  • Evaluates and conducts serious employee accident investigations, and corrective actions.
  • Liaison as necessary with other internal departments or external organizations/relevant authorities, and assistance and cooperation concerning audits and remedial actions.
  •  Assists in the safety requirements at location startups.
  • Develops personal skills and capability through on-going training, as provided by the company or elsewhere such as meetings, conferences, seminars as determined by Division Safety.
  • Other projects as designated by direct Supervisor.


  • A strong team player, experience with high performance teams
  • Ability to travel
  • Commitment to company values
  • Computer competence- MS Office products, Safety Management systems, etc
  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Customer Orientation

Professional Experience

Familiarity of safety, environmental and transportation laws and regulations, and procedures
Problem solving methodologies
Conflict resolution methodologies
Presentation skills

Educational Background

Associate or Bachelor - Safety, or related field; proven progress toward completion of an AA/AS or BA/BS

Conditions of Employment

A valid driver's license with a clean driving record


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 Rentals is an equal opportunity employer


To apply please email your CV / resume to [email protected]

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