Plant Safety Manager
Company: Smithfield Foods
Posted on: June 23, 2022
Plant Safety Manager
Supports the facility in the design, management, and implementation
of our comprehensive Health and Safety programs and provides
direction to all levels within the plant regarding appropriate
Health and Safety practices. Plans, implements, evaluates and
communicates safety initiatives that meet and exceed regulatory
- Creates, supports and implements
strategies to establish and improve safety compliance.
- Supports site safety management systems.
- Educates employees in proper safety procedures, safe work
practices and policies.
- Develops, evaluates and recommends process and equipment
changes and improvements to maximize safety and improve
environmental impacts of operations.
- Administers, monitors and audits safety and health programs to
ensure OSHA compliance. Completes annual review on each program.
Assists with injury/illness prevention and correction.
- Leads proactive efforts in air monitoring to ensure compliance
with standard practices.
- Conducts root cause analyses and preventative/corrective action
- Conducts job hazard analysis for ergonomic improvements and
soft tissue injury prevention.
- Monitors and reviews accident investigation reports and ensure
appropriate follow up; participates in claim reviews, mediations,
and hearings; reviews workers compensation costs and monitors
claims. Provides quality health care to employees to reduce workers
compensation costs, absenteeism and turnover.
- May provide training to the occupational health nursing staff,
production employees and management.
- In the absence of key personnel the employee's supervisor or
qualified designee (one that has been trained in the key employee's
duties) is responsible to complete or delegate the completion of
all required tasks and responsibilities.The above statements are
intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to
be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as
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 to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year
college or university in Safety Management or related field and 5+
years' relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education
and experience, required.
- 2+ years of leadership/supervisory experience required.
- Experience working with or knowledge of OSHA and Workers'
Compensation; with prior experience in the food industry a
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage
several projects simultaneously.
- Ability to anticipate needs, forecast conditions, set
goals/standards and measure results.
- Bilingual, preferred.
- Must have the ability to complete required applicable forms in
English, which requires the ability to read and write in
- Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic
- Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while
building strong working relationships and a positive work
- May provide leadership and guidance to employees in the Safety
Team.Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training
employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
The plant environment will include
wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and
heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts,
exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.Noise level
in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in
the production area.Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
pounds.Specific vision abilities required include close vision,
distance vision and ability to adjust focus.Frequently required to
stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands
and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
Careers and Benefits
To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits. PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000
employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair,
ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a
lifelong career with training designed to help you advance
professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer
excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time
employees. SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE Sustainability is ingrained in our
culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the
About Smithfield Foods
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global
reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to
producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's
leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered
sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our
industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S.
company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across
our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of
protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of
millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a
portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield,
Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more
information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on
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Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace
diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected
veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other
protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by
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