Job Title: Risk and Safety Manager
Department: Operations
Reports To: VP of Operations

SUMMARY
Must be driven to make a difference in the lives of others? Must be passionate about safety and risk management? This position provides solutions to help others reduce risk. This person must be inspired by the mantra, “prevention is better than cure.” It’s all about avoiding threats and mitigating the effects of those which are essentially unavoidable.

Under the direction of the VP of Operations, this person will oversee and coordinate risk management activities related to Safety, Environmental, Security and Liability within the Company; implement program goals and objectives; and develop and administer Safety Management and loss-prevention programs. This person will initiate policies to comply with safety legislation and industry practices, act as the liaison to attorneys, insurance companies and individuals, investigating any incidences that may result in on the job accidents. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Responsible for managing Security Officers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• BRC program participant, responsible for their department’s knowledge and compliance to the BRC standard – Includes: Security, Chemical and physical product contamination and control

• Oversee and coordinate management activities involving Safety, Security Environmental and liability programs
• Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for providing Safety, Environmental and Security management services; implement policies and procedures
• Monitor program performance; recommend and implement modifications to systems and procedures
• Oversee and coordinate program activities; coordinate investigative efforts; investigate employee incidents / accident claims, statements, photos and records; attend workers compensation hearings
• Ensure environmental compliance with local, state and federal agencies.
• Oversee and coordinate safety/environmental program activities; ensure compliance with OSHA and related regulations; conduct safety audits;
• respond to complaints of safety hazards; conduct safety training
• Inspect workplaces, and minimize or eliminate hazards from processes, such as incorrect working methods, and materials, such as potentially toxic chemicals.
• Oversee and Coordinate liability insurance program; review insurance claims, endorsements, documents and agreements for terms and conditions; process insurance requests
• Works with Human Resources in coordinating workplace medical examinations for employees; coordinate the administration of drug and alcohol testing
• Help design processes to eliminate or mitigate potential risks.
• Develop training programs to address employee safety and/or training needs
• Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of Safety management; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs
• Attend and participate in professional group meetings as required
• Monitors Worker’s Compensation claims, and coordinates return to work program with the Human Resource Dept
• Serves as resource to managers and supervisors regarding policy implementation
• Consults with legal counsel as on claims and other legal matters
• Maintains knowledge of industry trends and monitors legislation and insures Company compliance with Federal and State legislation
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
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 accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Basic operations, services and activities of a comprehensive Safety management program
• Principles and practices of safety, health and liability program development and implementation
• Principles and practices of employee safety training program development and implementation
• Methods and techniques of developing workers compensation programs
• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications
• Principles and procedures of record keeping and basic report preparation
• Pertinent knowledge relating to federal, state and local laws, codes and safety regulations
Ability to:
• Coordinate and direct risk management activities including safety and liability programs
• Recommend and implement goals and objectives for providing Safety management activities
• Interpret and explain Safety management policies and procedures
• Conduct safety audits and ensure program compliance with applicable rules and regulations
• Maintain accurate and complete records
• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications
• Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Any experience and/or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course in safety, risk management or a related field.
A minimum of four to six years of increasingly responsible for safety, risk management or including at least one year of administrative and/or management responsibility.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to effectively read, write and communicate in English.

CONTACTS:
Frequently communicates with internal and external customers to resolve all issues or problems which require resourcefulness, tact and discretion. Applies broad knowledge of products and services when communicating with individuals outside the immediate work area/department.

MATHEMATICAL/FINANCIAL SKILLS:
Works with significant deadlines that can result in a disruption to projects, service or products that impact operational cost and/or revenue. Able to apply mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios, fractions and proportions.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply disciplined knowledge to analyze and resolve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.

CERTIFICATE, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate Certified Safety Professional certification preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full time regular position that works Monday through Friday, generally 8 hours per day, with frequent overtime. Some travel may be required to attend workshops or seminars. Frequently walks and stands on even concrete surface.
Frequently communicates verbally in person and via telephone. Occasionally required to climb stairs, stoop, crouch and lift up to 35 lbs. or less.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The office environment is typically climate controlled of 68ºF to 72ºF and clean, with normal air contaminants, such as dust, typically found in an office environment
• The indoor production environment is climate-controlled of -40ºF to 45ºF with regular exposure to prolonged noise
• While in the production area, all employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to include hair and beard nets, rubber soled shoes, smocks, and hearing protection and hard hats.

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