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Safety and Compliance Manager Featured

  2023-09-16     Willoughby Farms, Inc.      Watsonville     $90,000 - $120,000 year  

Safety and Compliance Manager

The Safety and Compliance Manager uses independent judgement to manage and oversee all aspects of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Program with a focus on ensuring compliance with all applicable CAL-OSHA, DOT, and Local EHS regulations. This individual is in charge of establishing safe systems in the workplace to protect employees from workplace hazards, making sure that employees follow health and safety regulations, and overseeing operations to promote the wellbeing of their team.

The Safety and Compliance Manager is responsible for continuously monitoring and adapting the company's safety procedures and operations to ensure a safe and fully compliant work environment for all employees. The main duties and responsibilities for this position include: (Other duties may be assigned) Plans, implements, manages, and maintains a comprehensive environmental safety and health (EHS)program which ensures compliance with all local, State, and Federal (Cal-OSHA, DOT, etc. ) regulations related to employee safety which program includes but is not limited to the preparation of written Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) for use by the supervisors in the training of employees; Plans, implements, manages, and maintains a comprehensive environmental safety and health (EHS)program, Manage the company’s Drug and Alcohol program by complying with (FMCSA) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ensuring DOT drivers are enrolled in Drug & Alcohol Clearing House. Manage 90-day Semi Trucks and Trailer inspections. Review and maintain daily driver logs. Willoughby Farms, Inc. is a Drug-Free work environment.

Advises the company's management team on safety issues and compliance in specific projects and operations; Conducts safety meetings, audits, and inspections of the workplace environments and equipment to ensure compliance, evaluate performance, identify corrective action, and implement follow-up assessments; Directs supervisors in the development of safety procedures to include analyzing safety concerns, training in the principles of accident prevention and investigation, and advising as to the form and content of record keeping for injury reporting; Maintain accurate and current records in accordance with guidelines; maintain a written log of safety inspection activities, safety training, reports, and correspondence; Partner with Risico Claims Management (the company's safety consultants) in conducting internal compliance audits and risk assessments to ensure effective and consistent implementation of regulatory and internal requirements at all locations. Manage and provide oversight of company's on-the-job injuries and workers
compensation claims; Supervise and monitor the completion of workers; compensation injury reports and modified work plans, as required. Investigate on-the-job accidents, identify root causes, determine corrective and/or preventative action and ensure that all preventative action is taken by supervisors and employees. Arrange for the transportation of the injured worker to the contracted medical facility;

Coordination and administration of Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Heat & Illness Prevention Program (HIPP), Emergency Action Plan & Evacuation Procedures, Hazard Communication, Tractor Safety, Forklift Safety, and Accident Injury Response and Procedures; Coordinate with supervisors and Accounts Receivable/Purchasing the acquisition of PPE, required safety tools and supplies; Collaborate and support department managers to monitor enforcement of safety standards and regulations; monitor employee conformity to safety laws and policies.

General Requirements: Required to maintain a valid Class C drivers license and a good driving record. Establishes and maintains effective channels of communications with management, co-workers, vendors and all other business contacts Ensures the use of equipment and materials in a safe and acceptable manner, following established safety procedures, using appropriate safeguards, and observing common sense rules of safety in all on-the-job activities Is organized, independent and self-motivated, enthusiastic, dependable, detail-oriented, flexible in scheduling and prioritization, and driven by excellence; possesses good time-management skills; Directs tasks in accordance with
changing deadlines and priorities to ensure positive outcomes. Demonstrates proficient written and verbal communication skills, maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork. Perform all other duties as assigned by management. Experience: EHS: 5 years (Preferred)
CAL-OSHA: 5 years (Preferred) Safety Compliance: 5 years (Preferred) Language: English/Spanish.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or five years minimum related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Health & Safety Environmental management, workers compensation program, and/or in Agriculture Safety Management. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of Cal-OSHA, EPA, DOT, State, County and Local Health and Safety standards. Excellent organizational and time-management skills; ability to follow-up, multi-task and meet deadlines; Have a working knowledge and understanding of workplace safety and health laws and guidelines; Ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes, and resolve routine problems; Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise; Ability to work positively and respond promptly to requests, needs and concerns; Ability to provide detailed reports and develop safety procedures; Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with employees, supervisors, management and external parties in a positive, professional, effective and courteous manner; Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Excel Language Skills:
Bilingual and Bi-Literate (English / Spanish) Ability to respond to inquiries and present information effectively to co-workers, supervisors, third-party vendors, regulators, and management verbally and in writing; Excellent verbal and written skills to communicate effectively with Ranch managers, supervisors, foremen and employees.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
ENVIRONMENT: Work time is split between the office, shop, and the following ranch locations; Watsonville, Castroville, Gilroy and Hollister Regular time is spent on the computer in the Watsonville office and the majority of the time out in the field supervising and implementing safety.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasionally: Drive, lift up to 30lbs Frequently: Sit, bend, twist, push, pull, climb, squat, crawl, kneel, reach above the shoulder, climb or balance; stand and walk; grasp with hands and fingers, handle tools, see (including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception), hear and speak MACHINES, TOOL AND EQUIPMENT: Continuously (67-100%): Computer, telephone, vehicle
TRAVEL: Does not have to relocate to Yuma. This job requires flexible routine travel to all Willoughby Farms locations Hollister, Gilroy, Watsonville and Castroville.
Salary Range: $90K to $120K +/- Dependent Upon Experience and Qualifications This is the lowest to highest salary, in good faith, it is believed would be reasonable pay for this role at the time of this posting. It ultimately may pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee's pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance and business or organizational needs.
Benefits: 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, Vision insurance, Paid time off, Company Vehicle. Schedule: 8-hour shift Monday to Friday.

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