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Regional Safety Manager - Northern California

Date: Jan 4, 2023

Location: Pacheco, California, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

All applicants in Northern California are encouraged to apply! 


Req #: 43501

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 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


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, 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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