Safety Supervisor

Lewis Tree Service Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 2 months ago

The Lewis Tree Safety and Human Performance Team fosters a culture that promotes learning, innovation, and prioritizing safety work based on serious injury potential risks. We partner with Operations to support and deliver value to our workers. The Safety Supervisor is responsible for leading Safety Specialists and working with the Safety and Human Performance Leaders to develop and implement strategies, programs, and practices to create safety. Approximately 60% travel, mostly field visits with Safety Specialists, Operations Leadership, and crews.


  • Lead Safety Specialists who support operations teams.

  • Recruit and hire safety specialists who enjoy learning, have a passion to help crews, and an ambition to grow.

  • Recognizing that diversity is a strength, provide opportunities for each team member to uniquely contribute.

  • Develop Safety Specialists to embody the values and actions of safety team leadership stand:

  • Spend most of their time in the field with crews and field leadership.

  • Have courage to raise concerns within the team and with Operations and the grace to do it maintaining dignity of all, recognizing that our choice to speak could save a life,

  • Hold commitments; do what we say we will do unless there are extenuating circumstances.

  • Build and maintain mutual trust - have each other's back - debate is expected, respect is required.

  • Consistently demonstrate, in action and word, Lewis operating principles to be responsible, trustworthy, honest, improvement minded and to act with integrity.

  • Be professional, capable, and knowledgeable about new view safety and human performance.

  • Engage in learning, contribute to team projects, help shape safety culture, and seek the voice of the worker.

  • Foster a relationship of trust, transparency, and openness within the Safety Team and with Operations; encourage reporting close calls and incidents.

  • Keep a finger on the pulse and an ear to the ground in regions/areas supported to address early signals of developing risks.

  • Act with an urgency that matches level of risk/severity and be transparent in sharing information when incidents, close calls, or problems occur.

  • Coordinate and/or lead investigating and analyzing events to surface the "deeper story" and system gaps.

  • Navigate sensitive situations and support the Safety Team and Operations Leaders to shift culture away from blame and toward learning.

  • Manage Safety Specialist administrative work (approve expense reports and time off, manage vehicles, etc.)

  • Facilitate Learning Teams, conduct training, and hold workshops.

  • Coordinate safety coverage and engage to manage emergent risks.

  • Support cross-region sharing, facilitate regions working together toward common goals, offer help to each other and to other regions.

  • Provide performance feedback, reward accomplishments, and address poor performance.

  • Manage safety and human performance related programs.

  • Influence change.

  • Lead implementing strategy based on current safety science (Safety II, Resilience Engineering, "Safety Differently," "New View").

  • Influence and guide executives, leaders, safety team, and crews in shifting perspectives to new view safety philosophies and on understanding and applying safety and human performance theories, tools, and practices.

  • Lead conversations with customers to share how Lewis is implementing new view safety.

  • Network with thought leaders redefining safety (Safety II, Resilience Engineering, "Safety Differently", "New View").


  • Associate degree, bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience.

  • 5 years minimum experience in Safety and/or Human Performance.

  • Experience in line clearance or related industry is preferred.

  • Experience in a management or leadership position is preferred.

  • Valid driver's license.


  • Leading teams and change.

  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.

  • Vegetation management tools, practices, and procedures is a plus.

  • OSHA, ANSI, DOT and tree industry regulations and standards.

  • Computer and Microsoft products.


  • Are responsible, trustworthy, honest, and act with integrity.

  • Are creative and willing to learn.

  • Enjoy teamwork and actively contribute.

  • Develop positive relationships and gain trust and respect for the company.

Lewis Tree Service is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity for both applicants and employees. Lewis Tree Service prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment of employees and applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age (40+), religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic, all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, apprenticeship, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Lewis Tree Service's practices and policies are administered in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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Safety Supervisor

Lewis Tree Service