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Employee Safety Supervisor

Department: Human Resources
Location: Osceola, AR

POSITION PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. Ensure work activities are compliant with state and federal regulatory agencies. Enforce company safety and health guidelines; inspect workspaces and processes to ensure they are up to safety standards.   Conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the safety of individuals. Assure that proper training needs are met for all employees and contracted services in areas of safety and security. Assist in food safety and security training, monitoring training databases, facility inspections within the food safety and security programs.

 

Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures, provide educational support as contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Establish, manage and monitor standards, processes, communications, training and systems to ensure and/or:

  • Existence and on-going awareness of a suitable and relevant safety policies;
  •  A safe workplace without risk to health for employees and contracted providers;
  •  Safe plant and machinery, and safe movement, storage and use of articles and substances.
  •  Adequate provision, support and availability for plant emergencies and coordinate post injury/incident medical care;
  •  Provision of suitable and current information and supervision concerning safety policies and practices;
  •  Conduct internal employee safety, security and food defense compliance inspections and report to safety teams, auditors and management groups; with the authority to cease unsafe acts or conditions in accordance with OSHA;
  •  Proper and timely assessment of risks to safety, and implementation of measures and arrangements identified as necessary from the assessments;
  •  Provision of emergency procedures, first-aid facilities, safety signs, relevant protective clothing and equipment, and incident reporting to the relevant authorities;
  •  Assist Management as necessary with other organizations and relevant authorities, and assistance and cooperation concerning audits and remedial actions;
  •  Prevention and precautions against, or adequate control of, exposure to hazardous substances, and danger from flammable, explosive, electrical, noise, radiation and manual handling risks;
  •  Execute the responsibilities according to lawful and ethical standards, as referenced in but not limited to the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Employee Safety Handbook, Transitional Work Program, Food Safety Program and Access system;
  •  Oversee and update plant safety programs in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies/standards. Assure that proper training needs are met for new employees and current employees in areas of safety, security and workplace violence;
  •  Assist in plant security programs in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies/standards;
  •  Perform and coordinate new hire and specialized safety trainings with plant personnel as specified but not limited to Emergency Response, RMP & PSM Programs as required. Develop and maintain Safety Incentive Programs to continually decrease risk loss and increase employee awareness. Update (or ensure the update of) the Safety Information board and Safety Programs as necessary in compliance with OSHA.
  •  Develop, implement, and update the Food Defense Program and ensure compliance of this program. Maintain Access System and work cohesively with Senior Human Resources Manager during investigations as it relates to surveillance/cameras inquiries.  
  •  Act as Company liaison for Workers Compensation cases, to evaluate and respond to claim justification. Implementation of the transitional work program;
  •  Maintain all safety records and training documentation;  
  •  Act as the Chair for the Safety Committee, emergency response and representing HR/Safety on the HACCP team;
  •  Oversee and provide technical support on learning platforms
  •  The safety integration of programs between KIUS, KFI

 

POSITION DIMENSIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Internal Contacts:       

KFI Management, Supervisors, Production Personnel, Maintenance and QA/QC department

 

External Contacts:

City, State and Federal Officials, Customers, Contractors, Vendors and visitors

 

Education Level:

Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety or related preferred; may be substituted with years of experience for education.

Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

4-6 years Occupational Health & Safety experience, accident investigation, and security preferably in a food production environment.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Interpersonal and Communication:

Excellent written and verbal skills in a formal and informal setting; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public Perform duties with minimal supervision.

 

Technical and Analytical:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to read, interpret, and analyze general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Strong computer skills with a vast knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications; Moderate understanding of process equipment and flow systems; able to interpret P& IDís or blue prints for construction purposes.

 

Administrative and Operations:

Excellent time management skills must be self-motivated and able to prioritize tasks with attention to detail. Oversee group work assignments. Must have planning and problem solving abilities; Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manual.  

 

Work Environment:

Working in both an office environment with moderate noise levels and in production areas with high noise levels with hot, cold and humid conditions.

 

 

Special Equipment Used:

Specialized Computer based software, PC, 10-key calculator, fax, radio, alarms, diagnostic tools and telephones.

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