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Senior Safety Manager

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Company: Herc Rentals


Req #: 54016

Founded in 1965, Herc Rentals is one of the leading equipment rental suppliers in North America with trailing twelve month total revenues of nearly $2.34 billion as of June 30, 2022. Herc Rentals’ parent company, known as Herc Holdings Inc., listed on the New York Stock Exchange on July 1, 2016, under the symbol “HRI.” Herc Rentals serves customers through approximately 335 locations and has approximately 6,100 employees in North America.


We serve a diverse group of customers in a wide array of industries. We support professional con-tractors in construction and remediation. Our industrial customers include large industrial plants, refineries and petrochemical operations, automotive and aerospace manufacturers. We support government and infrastructure projects at the municipal, state and federal level. And, we continue to expand our services for customers in commercial and retail, healthcare, hospitality, recreation, and entertainment and special events.

Short Description

Primarily responsible for providing effective safety management services for all Region and Field employees by utilizing professional 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. 


Has demonstrated the ability/ potential to operate at current and higher levels

  • Assist in strategy development
  • Leadership of team
  • Strategy execution
  • Selling safety at Regional Leader level
  • Analysis, Trending and Actioning data
  • Presentation skills at the Regional Leader level
  • Ability to serve as primary Business Partner for Regional Leader(s)


  • Assists the region at all levels with preparation and delivery of formal and informal safety training to Herc Rentals employees and customers at customer locations.
  • Conducts/Coordinates Annual Safety Audit, prepares detailed reports, assists location management with action plan development and conducts follow-up until complete.
  • Evaluates and conducts incident 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 and professional skills and capability through on-going training, as provided by the company or elsewhere such as meetings, conferences, seminars as determined by the Safety Department.
  • Manage the health and safety regulatory programs in assigned geography to include; compliance counseling; strategy development; participation in the assessment of site health & safety management, compliance and injury reduction programs; and best practice sharing.
  • Track, 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.
  • Analyze similarities, differences, trends, culture, and business drivers in the assigned platform in order to identify and eliminate or control factors that negatively influence safety.
  • Advise and support region leadership regarding effective execution of Herc Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) and regulatory compliance.
  • Promote safety and health policies and best practices to reduce losses and liabilities.
  • Motivate, Develop, direct daily activity, advise, and support safety personnel.
  • Coordinate outside specialty services (e.g. Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Medicine) as needed 
  • Conduct regular field and region assessments, management training, and audits.
  • Recommend process improvements to programs and processes
  • Lead special projects to improve overall safety and health programs

Professional Experience

Working knowledge of safety, environmental and transportation laws and regulations, and procedures
Formal Root Cause Analysis training preferred
Process Improvement methodologies training and application (Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma) preferred
Project Management- ability to leading and formal project methods and concepts training
Business acumen- understanding of financial terms, logistics management, etc
10 years’ experience in a Safety role (primary role)

Educational Background

Associates degree in Safety or related field required
Bachelor’s degree in safety or related field strongly preferred

Conditions of Employment

Professional Certification required from a recognized certifying agency (BCSP, IHMM, ABIH, etc. or equivalent)


  • Ability to travel
  • A strong team player, experience with high performance teams
  • Commitment to company values
  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong Customer Orientation
  • Computer competence- MS Office products, Safety Management systems, etc
  • Training and development of assigned personnel including goal creation, monitoring and coaching

Herc Rentals values its employees and provides excellent compensation and benefits packages which are not limited to the following.


Keeping you healthy

Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Life and disability insurance

Flex spending and health savings accounts

Virtual Health Visits

24 Hour Nurse Line

Healthy Pregnancy Program

Tobacco Cessation Program

Weight Loss Program



Building Your Financial Future

401(k) plan with company match

Employee Stock Purchase Program



Life & Work Harmony

Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacations, Sick Days)

Paid parental leave.

Military leave & support for those in the National Guard and Reserves

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Adoption Assistance Reimbursement Program

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Mechanic Tool reimbursement of up to $300 per year

Auto & Home Insurance Discounts


Protecting You & Your Family

Company Paid Life Insurance

Supplemental Life Insurance

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Company Paid Disability Insurance

Supplemental Disability Insurance

Group Legal Plan

Critical Illness Insurance

Accident Insurance


Herc does not discriminate in employment based on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. #LI-JU1

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