Safety Project Manager

Published: | Updated: May 13, 2019

Definition - What does Safety Project Manager mean?

A safety project manager is a manager who is responsible for the site safety of an assigned project. This individual is the focal point of all safety related issues in the project and usually reports to the project manager.

Safeopedia explains Safety Project Manager

Safety project manager is the key person related to the safety issues in a project. He is generally responsible for the following:

  • Providing expertise knowledge, implement company safety standards and programs

  • Assessing health and environment safety risks in the project

  • Providing safety education and training to the project employees

  • Recognizing hazards and prepare safety hazard avoidance planning

  • Carrying out site safety inspections and audits

  • Conducting or assisting incident investigations

  • Providing internal customer service to the project management

A project safety manager needs to have professional certificate on safety and a working knowledge of the following:

  • OSHA and other local or federal safety standards

  • Environmental safety standards

  • Occupational and emergency safety procedures

  • Construction safety standards

  • Labor and environmental laws

  • Other safety related issues

This definition was written in the context of Occupational Health and Safety
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