This position is responsible for the planning, establishing, implementing, and maintenance of a variety of health, safety, environmental and training programs to ensure the highest possible degree of safety for employees. The successful candidate will be a self-starting leader who enjoys the challenges of daily involvement with an operation and maintenance team.
Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Ensures that federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and codes are observed.
Maintains thorough knowledge of OSHA regulations; maintains up-to-date knowledge of safety codes and regulations; distributes and/or posts new or revised safety standards that affect the company.
Manages OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Ensures that all incidents are promptly and correctly reported, investigated and effective measures are taken to prevent reoccurrence. Reports accidents to HR.
Develops and maintains a proactive Return to Work Program; coordinates with appropriate supervisors/managers and insurance representatives to identify and develop suitable temporary limited-duty assignments for injured employees to perform during the recovery process.
In partnership with HR team, conducts and documents new employee safety training.
- Recognizes safety training needs; develops and coordinates training programs designed to instruct employees in general safe-work practices, plus specific instruction with regard to hazards that are unique to any job assignment. Ensures compliance with OSHA required training.
Develops and administers safety incentive award programs.
Represents TM in dealings with loss control consultants, staffing agencies, OSHA and other safety related regulatory agencies.
- Conducts weekly/monthly, safety audits, including machine guarding, fall protection compliance, employee safety observations and gap assessments; coordinates with Operations team to ensure that JSAs (Job Safety Analyses) are completed prior to commissioning of new equipment, or changes to existing equipment or procedures.
- Conducts fire drills and emergency evacuations for all facilities.
Responds to employee suggestions concerning safety matters.
Assists employees with ergonomic needs, schedules ergonomic evaluations and follows up on recommendations.
- Reviews and analyzes all data related to work related accidents, incidents and near misses; determines problem areas and corrective actions; assists with on-site investigations of incident/accidents.
Develop controls for identified hazards; coordinates the implementation of controls from result of hazard analysis. Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommends changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate work-place accidents (ie. noise monitoring and hearing conservation, confined space entry and personal protective equipment requirements).
- Communicates WC loss prevention information and program status to management on a regular basis and works through management to accomplish risk-mitigation goals.
In partnership with HR and management, develops and implements emergency action plan and crisis management program.
Must comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and any/all established processes, whether established by manager, by the company or by law, as well as assist with the communication, training, and enforcement of these.
Must work in a safe manner and comply with all health, safety, security and emergency requirements that are communicated, whether established by manager, by the company or by law.
Must comply with all Company policies communicated through your Employee Manual, trainings, notice boards or other postings, or by a member of management.
Utilize new technology and Lean manufacturing principles and processes available to maximize safety.
Maintain the IIPP and Safety Manual and develop site-specific policies.
Establishes companywide procedures for maintaining up-to-date SDS manuals.
Monitor, revise, and implement ongoing updates in safety regulations and reporting by working closely with legal.
Produce monthly metrics reports and report results at the monthly meeting.
Purchase all safety supplies, products or training items required.
Provide leadership and participation in monthly Safety Committee meetings.
Work with the Process Engineer on the development and maintenance of the operator training program.
Attends cross-functional meetings as needed.
Must have a flexible schedule in order to work different shifts as required and to work weekends to support operation in a 24/7 facility.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5-years related experience in safety, environmental, health and employee training management role in food manufacturing.
Professional designation of Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), preferred but not required.
Possess a high level of technical expertise, ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety.
Comprehensive and current knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing safety rules and regulations.
Knowledge of current GMPs
- Certified First Aid/CPR
- Bilingual, English/Spanish a plus