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Inspire Brands Manager - Safety Programs in Atlanta, Georgia

The Manager, Safety Programs, will be responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing oversight of all policies, programs and related training materials intended to reduce the number and severity of injuries to team members and guests and help ensure safety is properly prioritized for all Inspire Brands companies. The effectiveness of all such policies, programs and training materials must be consistently measured to ensure that they add value, meet safety goals, and demonstrate success (which, in the context of safety, means a reduction in safety-related incidents and the severity of injuries).


  • Develops and maintains safety programs and policies, updates existing programs and policies as needed.

  • Communicates subject matter to stakeholders in Operations, Training, Communications, Legal, etc.

  • Researches and develops safety and security programs to reduce employee injuries, fleet accidents, environmental exposures and general liability risks as well as other health and safety related issues.

  • Reviews and makes recommendations on new processes, equipment and products for safety concerns (restaurant equipment, construction materials, uniforms, etc.).

  • Designs, implements and administers safety training.


  • Prepares and directs the individual brand Safety Committee activities.

  • Designs and oversees safety award programs.

  • Monitors state and federal agency regulations and advises on policies and procedures needed to be compliant.

  • Develops written programs needed to comply with state and federal safety regulations.

  • Oversees OSHA and other health regulatory compliance reporting (OSHA survey, logs, etc.).

  • Conducts OSHA and other health regulatory activities pertaining to inspections and violations.

  • Acts as the contact for Department of Health, Fire Marshall, EPA, FDA and OSHA representatives.

  • Maintains and evaluates accuracy and analyzes incident and claim data. Makes recommendations for actions to reduce risk.

  • Maintains and communicates safety incident dashboards and reporting.

  • Creates safety communication pieces and partners with communications stakeholders to ensure they are communicated. Examples include safety alerts, monthly safety topic communications, safety messages, etc.

  • Creates and maintains safety content on SharePoint sites.

  • Publishes and maintains updated internal safety program documents.

  • Creates short and long-term department vision, goals and objectives.

  • Develops annual budget for Safety Programs.

  • Participates in meetings with insurance brokers and carriers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Safety & Health or related field

  • 8+ years of Safety and Health experience


  • Displays excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exhibits excellent collaboration and decision-making skills

  • Demonstrates excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast faced, customer-oriented culture

  • Preferred: Experience using risk management information systems

  • Preferred: Clear understanding of workers’ compensation laws and claims handling

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 11,200 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, Rusty Taco and Jimmy John's locations worldwide.

We are creating a family of brands with maverick qualities, each with their own distinct positioning, guest experience, and product offering. Our brands are diverse, distinctive, and fan favorites. In a sense, you could say we seek those who provide something different than the norm.