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Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Voyage: Yes, 25% of the time

Job Category: Facilities

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Communications


  • 9 JP Murphy Hwy, West Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Hartford CT
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La Description

Role Summary

Leads and oversees the team efforts to develop, implement, and monitor company Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs and policies to ensure compliance with regulations from any applicable regulating authority, including OSHA and DOT. Oversees development and monitors delivery of EHS training, providing guidance and consultation in EHS topics such as emergency response, hazardous material handling, industrial hygiene, life safety, health / wellness, ergonomics, and environmental compliance. Recommends and implements corrective actions to eliminate or mitigate Environmental, Health and Safety hazards. Promotes awareness of EHS culture and programs through communication and collaborative team interaction. Provides leadership and oversight to the business in relation to EHS analysis, recommendations, and decisions.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Leads Regional EHS team conducts reviews to ensure performance objectives and expectations are met, takes immediate action to improve performance level; coaches, develops individual contributors to continuously improve individual and team performance and capability.
  • Leads activities around investigations of employee injuries, automobile losses as well as general liability claims from outside sources.  Manages claim process and works to strategically reduce future claim exposure through proactive measures.
  • Assesses work environment & conditions (e.g. field observations) and develop recommendations for improvements to work processes and safety programs; implements such improvements.
  • Manages a high-performance culture by actively coaching and mentoring direct reports, providing regular feedback, and fostering professional growth and development for employees.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance including but not limited to DOT, FMCSA, EPA, and OSHA. This includes accurate records for driver qualifications, controlled substance testing, DQ files, and other corporate responsibilities.
  • Proactively builds, nurtures, and maintains business-focused, long-term working relationships with partners inside and outside of the organization drive safety culture growth.
  • Communicates and reviews all regulatory requirements involving safety for all business units; ensures that all facilities follow all applicable state and local safety regulations.
  • Involved in safety-related depositions to include preparation to defend our position, partner with internal/external investigators, law enforcement and attorneys.
  • Responsible for all OSHA related activities including reviewing yearly OSHA Log reports, responding to regulatory inspections, and mitigating violations as needed.
  • Drives the operational implementation of standardized EHS programs through partnership to build a proactive culture of safety, compliance, and performance.
  • Monitors the training needs of the workforce as it relates to safety. May provide input into the design safety training programs that fill the voids in our program(s).
  • Works across boundaries to achieve safety-related outcomes addressing business, customer and partner goals and expectations.
  • Recommends and monitors implementation of solutions to safety concerns, conducts proactive assessments for all functions.
  • Collaborates and includes multi-source inputs into solutions to arrive at consensus and mutually beneficial safety solutions.
  • Drives organizational and cultural change to achieve business objectives and to foster an integrated safety culture.
  • Identifies opportunities and implements tactics to reduce risk of injuries, accidents, damages, and third-party claims. 
  • Inspects work locations with insurance carriers to ensure compliance with fire detection/suppression systems.
  • Provides consulting and recommendations for injury & overall risk avoidance for all facilities across the region.
  • Responsible for region’s DOT compliance; Ensure compliance with DOT and Non-DOT screen programs.
  • Partners with management to ensure safety measurements impact and reflect the safety culture.
  • Analyzes occupational injury, illness, and incident reports to assess safety program effectiveness.  
  • Participates as an engaged partner in all business continuity preparation and recovery activities
  • Analyzes auto loss data to identify opportunities for improved fleet driver performance.
  • Responsible for monitoring Region-wide safety-related trends (both internal & external)
  • Plays an active role in providing safety-related expertise for enterprise-wide projects.
  • Advises and coaches team members on Safety procedures, priorities, and standards.
  • May support Cox Enterprises and other Cox divisions for safety related matters.
  • Addresses and seeks resolution of significant, or business critical Safety issues.
  • Audits EHS activities including inspections, investigations, and observations.
  • Drives change for continuous improvement of Cox’s overall safety culture.
  • Manages safety-related goals and metrics that drive incident reductions.
  • Cultivates external relationships, influences OSHA policy (multiple states)
  • Ensures compliance with evacuation drills and training.
  • Manages the safety program for the region.
  • Fluent in conducting root cause analyses
  • Drives leading indicator safety programs.



  • BS/BA degree in a safety & risk related discipline plus  6+ years of relevant experience in an occupational health and safety environment that includes at least 1 years’ experience in a leadership role.  (Alternatively, an MS degree in a related discipline plus 4 years’ relevant experience; or a Ph.D. plus 1 years’ relevant experience.  In lieu of a degree, incumbent must possess 10 years’ directly relevant experience at a minimum.)
  • Expertise identifying trends and strategically developing and implementing resolutions regionally with the potential to be enterprise wide. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, presentation, and collaborative skills to effectively partner and consult with teams and leaders throughout the organization
  • Requires strong working knowledge of desktop tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must be flexible for emergency response activities as needed
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving history 
  • Flexibility to travel locally, regionally, and occasionally to other states ~30%


  • MS degree in related discipline
  • Focus in electrical safety
  • OSHA 10/30 hour trainer General Industry
  • Has or is actively working toward ASP, CSP, CIH, or other related certifications
  • Specialty knowledge or experience in any of the following (modified for current need)
    • Ergonomics
    • Electrical Safety
    • Safety Data Analysis
    • Motor Vehicle Safety/DOT
    • Environmental/Industrial Hygiene
    • OSHA Compliance
    • Systems Technology
    • Fall Protection
    • Hazard Recognition
    • Incident Command Structure

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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