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Regional Safety Manager

Posting ID:   26397
Position Type:   Regular    
City:     DeRidder, LA, United States
Location:   DeRidder - Canfor Southern Pine  


The Opportunity: Reporting to the Area Operations Manager,  the objective of the Regional Safety Manager is to work with Divisional Management, Plant Management, and employees to implement, execute, and sustain safety programs, policies, procedures, innovations, work practices, and working conditions that reduce or eliminate work-related incidents at all CSP facilities in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana (4 Wood Manufacturing Facilities).


We have the opportunty to allow our ideal candidate the flexibility to make one of the following 4 mills their "Base" location: Hermanville, MS, Urbana AR, El Dorado, AR, or DeRidder, LA. 



•    Maintain the highest standards with respect to safety at all times, leading by example

•    Act as a resource for CSP (Canfor Southern Pine) facilities in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana in the development and implementation of standardized safety and loss prevention programs

•    Collaborate with management teams on safety training for all employees

•    Research and present innovations in safety and loss prevention and encourage management participation in implementation

•    Be the lead contact for Strategic Comp Loss Prevention activities at each operation

•    Review, revise and audit Safety Orientation of all employees on a regular basis

•    Provide regular updates and reports for Divisional Management

•    Conduct GAP Assessments and work with Plant Management to keep facilities in compliance

•    Support the implementation of Canfor’s Loss Prevention programs including fire prevention

•    Implement, and enforce corporate safety inititiaves being a leader in change management 

•    Foster a culture of open communication with employees in all departments and at all levels



•    Regular travel between Regional including but not limited to Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana (4 out of our 16 US wood manufacturing facilities) *Company Vehicle Provided 

•    Minimum 5-7 years of experience in manufacturing operations, preferably in the sawmilling or wood products industry

•    Minimum 5-7 years of leadership experience in managing safety programs and implementation

•    Proven supervisory and leadership abilities and must work effectively in a team environment to successfully bring about change

•    College degree in Business or an Industrial related field is considered an asset and additional safety course work preferred

•    Champion of safety at all times and a subject matter expert in OSHA regulations and safety best practices

•    Working knowledge of web-based computer applications and Microsoft Office

•    Advanced verbal and written communications skills

•    Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills


Please note that if a wage scale is mentioned in our job posting, it was not provided by Canfor. Our compensation is highly competitive, equitable and reflective of our organizational values. We encourage you to apply for this position to learn more about the attractive Total Rewards package we offer at Canfor.


Don't check off every single bullet point? At Canfor, we prioritize the right fit for our organization over a strict checklist of criteria. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align


At Canfor, we embrace diversity, valuing everyone’s unique qualities. We believe that inclusion and diversity are crucial for our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive edge. Our recruitment process is fair and equitable, based on qualifications and experience.


We appreciate all candidates' interest but will contact only those selected for interviews. Our hiring for various positions is ongoing and includes different screening processes such as behavioral assessments, references, criminal record checks, and drug testing, depending on the role and location.


Why Canfor? We're a global leader in low-carbon forest products like lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets, and green energy. We prioritize innovation, environmental practices, and community support. In the U.S., we operate as Canfor Southern Pine, offering high-quality, sustainable Southern Yellow Pine.


Our people-focused approach prioritizes safety, well-being, and growth. We provide learning opportunities for skill development at every career stage, competitive compensation, and industry-leading benefits for employees and their families.


Join us today, and together, we can build a sustainable future.


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