The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.
The Safety Manager manages distribution center safety programs to ensure a safe and accident-free work environment. Plans and/or delivers programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices. Promotes safety by working with all departments to analyze current situations and recommend safety improvements. Analyzes accident data to identify trends and accident types that can be prevented.
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.
Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
Manages all aspects of safety and environmental compliance: permit application, renewal/appeals, compliance monitoring and reporting.
Establishes safety and environmental management systems in order to achieve ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
Develops, evaluates, recommends and supports process and equipment changes and improvements to maximize safety and improve environmental impact of operations.
Educates personnel in safety and environmental impact of operating parameters to reduce emissions and waste streams.
Acts as the primary interface with local, state and federal regulatory commissions regarding safety and environmental practices.
Leads proactive efforts in air and environmental testing to maintain compliance to standard practices.
Establishes and ensures adherence to internal auditing schedules.
Tracks, reports, benchmarks and trends safety data; conducts root cause and other analysis to reduce incidents; establishes metrics and reports results to management weekly and monthly. Provides appropriate feedback and results to operations and DC personnel.
Assists site management in developing, revising, and implementing a standardized leading indicator record and reporting system for the tracking, documenting, classification, and analysis of injuries and illnesses with validated information streams.
Analyze similarities, differences, trends, culture, and business drivers of the location in order to identify and eliminate or control factors that negatively influence safety.
Assists management team in developing annual fiscal year safety related goals for the DC.
Assists DC management with the development of capital budgets and spending programs to ensure compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Identifies “Safety Best Practices” and communicates for implementation at the location.
Reviews and update safety policies, procedures and training to meet all regulatory updates in a timely manner.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Experience or training in OSHA standards and environmental regulations.
Experience in ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification process desirable.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.