Safety Manager

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Job Description: 

Taylor Fresh Foods is an American-based producer of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Founded by former Fresh Express founder and CEO Bruce Taylor in 1995 with the goal of becoming "America's Favorite Salad Maker," Taylor Farms currently ranks as the world's largest processor of fresh-cut vegetables.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The position will be responsible to provide site safety leadership, ensure facility compliance with company’s safety standards, implement safety directives, improve safety performance, and ensure facility safety policies and procedures are aligned with governmental regulations. This position will also act as an advocate for employee relations.

Position Reports to: 
Director of HR
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Industrial Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Maintain and implement the various elements of the company’s IIPP.
  • Accident/Exposure Reporting and Investigation.  Manager and implement the Accident/Exposure Reporting and Investigation program.  Ensure the program prescribes methods and practices for reporting and investigating accidents/exposures.
  • Worker’s Compensation Claim Management.  Review, monitor, and manage the claims process. Manage the early return to work and modified duty program, monitor and analyze accident and injury trends, identify areas of increased training and emphasis of accident prevention.
  • Emergency Response Plan.  In conjunction with facilities and engineering, ensure company’s ERP is current and implemented. Ensure appropriate individuals are trained in the processes and procedures should the plan be activated.
  • Ensure and coordinate all forklift drivers, machine operators, sanitation worker’s, mechanics, DOT drivers are licensed accordingly, trained and with compliance.
  • Maintain companies Personal Protective Equipment, Machine Safety & Equipment usage, Lockout/Tagout, Hazardous Communication etc. are communicated to employees accordingly, and training is performed as required.
  • Ensure Record Keeping and Posting Requirements documentation are maintained per mandated record retention regulations.
  • Coordinate monthly tailgate meetings are being conducted by all departments with no exception.
  • Perform weekly/monthly/quarterly inspections of both plant facilities and report any and all concerns to management.
  • Performs confidential duties as an employee relations manager to employees and management on all and any topics.
  • Works with Human Resources Management to conduct monthly employee committee meetings.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • 5+ years of progressive safety experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable regulations (OSHA).
  • Creativity, innovation and the ability to solve problems and generate viable solutions.
  • Must be approachable and effective with ability to influence change across all levels of the organization.
  • Must have good time management skills and be able prioritize duties.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, but also sensitive situations where information must be shared on a an ‘need to know’ basis.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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