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Safety Manager at Novo Logistics

Posted in Management 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Sparks, Oklahoma

Job Description:

Novo Logistics

Position: Safety Manager

Location: Ardmore, Oklahoma

Company Description

"The Novo culture has the utmost respect for our team members, families, and the local community. As a member of Novo, we warmly welcome you and your family to the Novo team. We empower our team members to advocate for our cultural values of respect, safety, transparency, and continuous improvement. Our team is proud to work for Novo, and we’re proud to work with them.  Join us in making a difference for our partners."

 With operations in states across the country, partnerships with industry-leading corporations, and continued expansion in our future, there are many opportunities for personal growth and development when you choose to explore a career with us. Join our team and grow with us! We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description

Novo Logistics is seeking a reliable, self-driven, and team-oriented professional with training, problem-solving, communication, and management skills for the position of Safety Manager. This position is within a fast-paced warehouse environment in Ardmore, Oklahoma. We offer competitive compensation and opportunities for growth.


  • Conduct unannounced compliance inspections of the job site using applicable OSHA Standards, International

  • Fire Code, and local safety regulations/policies.

  • Identify and/or train others to identify safety and health hazards and violations.

  • Identify and recommend reasonable and feasible means of abatement of identified hazards and potential violations.

  • Use camera equipment to document inspection findings as appropriate.

  • Investigate industrial accidents or near-misses to determine the root cause(s) and to assist in developing policies

  • to prevent future occurrences.

  • Coordinate safety activities within the facility.

  • Conduct training of new and existing team members on standard operating procedures.

  • Responsible for properly and accurately maintaining OSHA logs.

  • Responsible for ensuring proper licensing of onsite forklift/powered industrial truck operators.

  • Conduct annually required training.

  • Responsible for carrying out other assigned safety and health duties as necessary to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Prepare written reports and training materials.

  • Identify opportunities for retraining and conduct training as needed.

  • Assist HR and employees with Worker’s Compensation claims as needed.

  • Keep abreast of new safety-related technologies, standards, codes, rules, and regulations.

  • Organize and champion the Safety Committee. Set up monthly safety topics and meetings with Team Members.

  • Participate in relevant meetings and represent Novo when necessary.


  • Knowledge of and thorough understanding of OSHA Standards, such as fall protection, forklift, lockout-tagout, LP gas storage, machine guarding, bloodborne pathogens, etc.

  • Knowledge of other regulations and guidelines, such as the National Fire Protection Association- NFPA; Uniform

  • Building Codes-UBC; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration- FMCSA; and National Electrical Codes-NEC.

  • Knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft Office.

  • Skilled in the presentation of safety training programs.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Skilled in effective interpersonal skills, negotiation, time management, organization, and customer service.

  • Ability to demonstrate advanced knowledge and application of federal, state, and local occupational safety and health laws and regulations.

  • Ability to demonstrate analytical problem-solving skills, through a systematic approach by identifying the problem, developing a course of action, implementing an action to affect a solution, and measuring the effectiveness of the action taken.

  • Ability to prepare, organize, develop, and present information and material to an audience.

  • Ability to travel, including overnight travel on occasion.

  • Ability to follow policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to work effectively individually as well as in a team environment.

  • Ability to problem-solve through integrity, sincerity, and discretion.

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new ideas, changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to have a strong sense of ownership and willingness to take responsibility/accountability.

  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities using time efficiently.

  • Ability to be proactive and assertive.

  • Ability to uphold the highest level of confidentiality.

  • Ability to identify required tasks, execute appropriately and follow tasks through to completion.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.

  • Ability to be forthcoming with ideas and opinions with the entire staff.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in occupational safety and health; safety engineering, or related field. Minimum of five years of experience, which includes primary responsibility in four of the following areas in general industry: hazard identification, hazard evaluation, hazard control design, safety/health program design, and safety/health program evaluation.

Authorized OSHA 10- and 30-hour General Industry Training.

Authorized Red Cross or National Safety Council First Aid/CPR Instructor.

Forklift trainer.

Valid driver’s license.


Work is performed both inside an office environment with moderate lighting and temperature, and outside in areas surrounding the warehouse and manufacturing plant with exposure to heat, cold and inclement weather. May involve moderate exposure to potentially dangerous materials or situations, such as extreme heights, temperatures, dust, fumes, vapors, solvents and chemicals, and loud noises. Use of personal protective safety equipment is required. Work is performed using computer equipment. Work may be performed alone, with others, around others, and with verbal and face-to-face contact. Work may include extended days.

Employment Type(s)

  • Full-Time, Exempt


  • Salaried (paid weekly via Direct Deposit).


  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance

  • Company-sponsored premiums for Medical Insurance, with nominal Team Member contribution.

  • Dental Insurance, Life Insurance policy, and other options.

401(k) Plan

  • Company match option.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Paid Time Off hours in accordance with Company and Site Policy.




  • 5 year(s): Minimum of five years of experience, which includes primary responsibility in four of the following areas in general industry: hazard identification, hazard evaluation, hazard control design, safety/health program design, and safety/health program evaluation. Authorized OSHA 10- and 30-hour General Industry Training. Authorized Red Cross or National Safety Council First Aid/CPR Instructor. Forklift trainer.



  • Bachelors or better in Management or related field

Licenses & Certifications


  • Forklift Certification


  • Master Trainer Program



  • Training

  • Active Listening

  • Group Facilitating

  • Brainstorming

  • Management

  • Dependable

  • Commitment

  • Coaching

  • Documentation

  • Collaboration

  • Directing Others

  • Judgement

  • Investigating

  • Meeting Management

  • Operations

  • Problem Solving

  • Employee Development/Coaching

  • Positive Reinforcement

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Reliable

  • Respectful

  • Results Oriented

  • Security

  • Self-Motivation

  • Strategic Planning

  • Team Management

  • Testing

  • Troubleshooting

  • Verbal Communication

  • Visual Communication

  • Written Communication



  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

  • Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work

  • Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers

  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

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