The Corporate Health, Safety and Environmental Manager will be responsible for the continuous development of safety policies and procedures as well as effective implementation of these policies and is ultimately responsible for having an effective workplace safety program and culture in place at each of the manufacturing sites. This position directs the resources and activities of the manufacturing organization to support the health and safety programs by providing advice and guidance to manufacturing leadership and senior management. This position has significant influence on the company's overall performance in the areas of Corporate Health,Safety & Environmental and synchronizes activities and resources across the manufacturing network.
The primary challenge is tocontinually maintain an appropriate level of awareness, knowledge and preparedness across the manufacturing organization to create a culture that prioritizes effective safety and balances overall associated costs.This includes providing overall leadership, professional knowledge and expertise in the administration and support of health and safety processes for all aspects of Amy’s to include regulatory agency compliance, institutional policies and human capital development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following & other duties may be assigned:
Corporate Safety Responsibilities:
- Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices and safety performance.
- Facilitate a work environment that supports a safe and healthy culture and is reflective of a commitment to an illness and injury-free workplace.
- Develop, implement, maintain and improve all company policies, processes and procedures relating to occupational health and safety.
- Interacts with all local, state, and federal regulatory agencies relating to occupational safety issues.
- Oversee and enforce compliance with all OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations while maintaining awareness of amendments and make recommendations for their implementation
- Prepare training programs related to OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations.
- Conduct (or coordinate) on-site reviews and audits of operations for all locations.
- Direct implementation of strategies to effectively resolve health and safety issues.
- Provide written reports and updates to the senior management team periodically to apprise the team of issues or safety performance results and progress.
- Stay abreast of current and emerging technical and professional aspects of this position.
- Prepare regulatory required reports for outside enforcement agencies.
- Facilitate the development and deployment of facility safety incentive programs.
- Work jointly and collaboratively with Manufacturing to improve operational efficiency and reduce health and safety costs.
- Develop and direct wellness-related programs for manufacturing sites working in conjunction with Human Resources and site Health, Safety and Environmental Managers.
- Partner with Human Resources in managing the company Return to Work program.
- It is the responsibility of all employees to uphold the mission of the Amy’s Food Safety and Quality Policy. This includes following all Food Safety and Sustainability programs and participating in all required training.
Plant Specific Responsibilities:
- Participate in, and actively promote plant leadership Safety Walk program. Track pending corrective action plans from Safety Walks. Audit implemented corrective action plans to ensure continued compliance.
- In conjunction with plant leadership teams, perform post-accident investigation and reporting to identify root cause and create an action plan. Coordinate meetings with employee and plant leadership team to review accident/incident and discuss corrective action plan. Coordinate sessions with the Physical Therapist and Employee. Help manage implementation of action plan. Recognize when a corrective action plan could apply to other Amy’s manufacturing sites and communicates the corrective action plan to the other facility Health, Safety and Environmental Managers and Plant Managers.
- Audit accident reports and follows up with plant leadership when deficiencies need to be addressed.
- Audit adherence to safety accident/incident corrective action plans.
- Direct/supervise safety inspection/risk analysis services for all departments to identify/abate recognized safety hazards/loss exposures. Complete Job Hazard Analysis, Taproot or Root Cause Analysis, Near Miss, Post Incident.
- Manage safety groups such as committees and teams (Safety Team).
- Train/certify power truck operators and aerial lift operators along with First Aid Team members in Red Cross specific training requirements.
- Manage and conduct new employee orientation in regards to company safety policies.
- Prepare and manage budget for Safety Department.
- Perform site safety audits and inspections, complete comprehensive report of findings, including remediation/correction plan, and enforce compliance.
- Respond to, investigate and resolve employee safety concerns.
- Develop and disseminate safety materials, publications, safety minutes, OSHA bulletins.
- Maintain and update HSE Manual.
- Develop and maintains Hazardous Materials Business Plan for the facility and standardize policy and process as much as possible.
- Ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and requirements.
- Interact with local, state and federal regulatory agencies relating to hazardous materials and communicate directly with the Plant Manager.
- Direct/supervise multi-dept hazardous, medical and universal waste disposition in accordance with
local, state and federal regulations.
- Maintain Training Matrixes as required.
- Serve as subject matter expert as required.
- Interacts with all local, state, and federal regulatory agencies relating to Fire Prevention and communicates directly with the Plant Manager.
- Performs internal and external inspections and audits relating to Fire Prevention.
Workers Compensation Claims Management:
- Assists in reporting Workers Compensation claims and assist insurance claim adjusters as needed.
- Claim experience reporting and analysis of loss data.
- Develop and administer Early Return to Work Program.
Supervise a Safety Coordinator, and the Safety and Risk Team.
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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions relative to the job.
- Strong passion for what he or she does
- A quantitative and practical intellect
- Experience with Safety Management Systems
- Prior experience with multiple plant responsibility
- Detailed oriented with a tenacious focus on results
- Working knowledge of OSHA regulations
- Excellent interpersonal skills with high level of self-confidence, flexibility, integrity and honesty
- Ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities along with strong communication skills is essential.
- Strategic thinking and leadership skills.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor's degree in risk management, industrial safety and health, safety engineering, safety management or closely related field.
- Prefer 7 + years of progressive field safety experience with 5 + years in safety management.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, management and regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to top management, supervision and line level employees. Ability to read and write in both English and Spanish required.
The Corporate Health, Safety and Environmental Manager is to be a consultant and resource to the Manufacturing management team and requires spending a significant amount of time (50 - 60%) on the manufacturing floor observing and interacting with the team. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to promote and maintain a positive approach to safety. Computer skills in developing reports, spreadsheets, and graphics are necessary to fully organize and communicate the level of safety focus needed for this job. This includes creating presentations for training purposes.
Reports To: Director of Manufacturing