Safety Manager

Reference Number: vxbmgrsafe
Location: Aberdeen, SD

We are searching for a Safety Manager who will be a partner and leader who can instill a proper safety culture.  Your professional experience has demonstrated success in leading safety in the work place and want to continue your success in this arena.  You value safety as a top priority in an organization and have the ability to assure compliance.

My client, a leader in the meat processing industry is seeking a seasoned safety regulatory professional who will orchestrate training for all levels of employees.  Knowledge of federal, state and local loss prevention regulations is required in this role.  Additionally strong managerial and interpersonal skills are preferred.  If you have the expertise and demonstrated success in Safety Management, we want to talk with you!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interfaces with regulatory agencies, committee members and staff to formulate corrective actions.
  • Designs safety training for all levels of employees. Ensures personnel training and corrective action follow-up is completed.
  • Develops and implements accident investigation, data analysis, prevention programs and procedures.
  • Conducts on-site reviews and audits of operations and facilities.
  • Monitors all current information on regulations and requirements related to hazardous materials and agents.
  • Directs industrial hygiene, occupational and general safety programs to ensure a safe environment and comply with safety standards.
  • Investigates and evaluates new safety equipment for appropriateness.
  • Annotating and keeping accurate records are a must.  All records are kept to analyze safety procedures, accidents and mishaps and are used not only as an investigative tool but as an audit tool as well.  Ensure that a proper record management system is implemented and maintained within all regulations and guidelines.
  • Responds and provides assistance to all emergency situations.
  • Keep the management team informed of any safety and health related issues and or concerns identified within the respective scope of responsibility
  • Be actively involved in the site's Workers Compensation program by attending regularly scheduled meetings, providing supporting documentation for claims, and assisting the Occupational Health Nurse/Third Party Administrator in effectively managing all open claims.  Investigates all near misses, first aid cases, recordables, lost day injuries, and vehicular accidents within 24 hours as well as tracking closure on all recommendations.
  • Be the sites liaison when outside agencies come on-site to conduct annual assessment (i.e. insurance carrier, local fire department, OSHA, EPA, ETC. 
  • Safety Reps reports directly to Safety Manager
  • Performs other duties as required by a Manager.
  • The incumbent is expected to complete required supervisory training; orient, train and develop subordinates; provide appropriate coaching, guidance and supervision to subordinates; and complete annual performance evaluations.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local loss prevention regulations.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong Managerial, Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills.
  • Planning/organizational skills.
  • Ability to design, implement, and control a safety program.
  • Ability to conduct safety inspections of all equipment.
  • Bachelor's degree; supplemented with three (3) years of related experience or 7 years' actual experience.
  • Must be 18 years of age and eligible to work in the US.
  • Flexible work schedule which include some weekend work.
  • Extensive knowledge in the areas of Workers Compensation, OSHA, DOT, etc. is essential.
  • Excellent Computer skills.
  • Bi-lingual capabilities would be a plus.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit, stands, talk, walk, read or bend 8-12+ hrs. a day.
  • Plant & office environment.
  • Work in hot conditions.
  • Work in cold conditions.

Work Environment:

  • Office – 20 pound lifting occasionally.

Obey all safety rules & exercise caution in all work activities