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Plant Safety Manager

Company Name:
Farmland
Overview:
The Safety and Health Manager has the overall accountability of the safety and health team and for workers compensation laws, OSHA, ADA and HIPPA regulations compliance. Administer safety and health programs to eliminate or reduce the associated costs of illness and injury and promote the maintenance of employee health and safety.
Responsibilities:
1. Manage safety and health nurses, review procedures, ensure compliance with OSHA, ADA, and HIPPA throughout the medical systems. Complete noise levels throughout the plant annually. Encourage health and wellness programs. Provide quality heath care for employees to reduce workers compensation costs.
2. Workers Compensation: Monitor and review accident investigation reports and ensure appropriate follow up; participate in claim reviews, mediations, and hearings; review workers compensation costs and monitor claims. Provide quality health care to employees to reduce workers compensation costs, absenteeism, and turnover.
3. Administer, monitor and audit safety and health programs to ensure OSHA compliance. Complete annual review on each program. Assist with injury/illness prevention and correction.
4. Serve as a resource for Performance Safety and Health Teams. Maintain compliance with OSHA regulations.
5. Resolution of Problems. Troubleshoot of problematic operations and /or ongoing situations which are unacceptable .
6. Training of the occupational health nurse staff. Along with training of production employees and management staff. Training is required by OSHA and other governing bodies for the nursing staff to ensure skill maintenance and enhancement. Additional training of employee is required to ensure understanding and knowledge of their health and safety.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and 3 to 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bilingual skills desirable: speak, read, write, and address groups, individuals, conduct investigations, counseling, training, mentoring using language other than English - as applicable to the Business Unit.
Good decision making skills and ability to perform in stressful situations.
Detail oriented.
Working knowledge of OSHA regulations, and workers' compensation processes.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Knowledge of Database software; Human Resource systems; Internet software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Travel up to 10-15% of the time.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the specified plant.
Carries out managerial/supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization''s policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Physical Demands:
Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to stand on hard, wet, slippery surfaces for extended periods of time.
Must be able to kneel, squat, bend, and twist in order to perform essential job duties.
Work Environment:
Must be able to perform job duties on the production floor in wet and/or humid conditions, work in temperatures ranging from -10 to 110 degrees F and in constant noise, exposure to fumes, dust, mechanical, electrical and safety hazards, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock and vibration, and outside weather conditions.
Must be able to work in cramped spaces and in poor lighting and ventilation.
Noise level in the work environment is usually loud in the manufacturing/production environments.
This position _may_ require working up to 12 hours day per day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. Travel will be required for offsite education and training.
Job Title: Plant Safety Manager
Job Location: US-NE-Crete
Posted Date: 5/9/2014
Category: Safety
Type: Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Shift: 1st Shift
# of Openings: 1

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