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JOB FILLED - Regional Safety Manager

Job Description: 

The Regional Safety Manager will provide regional leadership to production, distribution, and its affiliates in the areas of safety awareness and prevention, risk management, and worker’s compensation.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and implement safety programs (Industrial Illness Prevention Program and Emergency Response Plan), compliance strategies and sustainable management systems.
  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Manage and implement the Accident/Exposure Reporting and Investigation program. Ensure the program clearly explains the methods and practices for reporting and investigating accidents/exposures; communicate risks to management.
  • Review, monitor, and manage the Worker’s Compensation Claims and process. Managing the early return to work and modified duty program, monitoring, and analyzing accident and injury trends, performing hazard analysis; working directly with the worker’s compensation insurance carrier, attorney, and vendors.
  • Ensure and coordinate all forklift drivers, machine operators, sanitation workers, mechanics, DOT drivers are trained and licensed accordingly.
  • Oversee safety trainings and ensure that the following are practiced: Personal Protective Equipment, Machine Safety & Equipment usage, Lockout/Tagout, Hazardous Communication, Evacuation Drills, Fall Prevention, etc.
  • Prepare site leadership for customer audits.
  • Coordinate Process Safety Management (PSM) inspections.
  • Schedule and coordinate with vendor annual audiogram testing, and substance abuse testing.
  • Evaluate health and safety practices and procedures for risk assessment, following legal guidelines.
  • Work effectively with other department managers to enhance the safety and environmental programs.
  • Conducts safety meetings, audits, and inspections to ensure compliance, evaluate performance, and identify corrective actions.
  • Perform self-assessments to identify and mitigate risk.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of environmental and safety regulations and policies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and auditing experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; can articulate safety within a business framework.
  • Proficient in technology and equipment used in site and environmental inspections.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM) and Ammonia.
  • Proven track record with accident investigations and follow-through.
  • Strong project management, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Must be a progressive learner willing and able to grow into larger roles of responsibility.
  • Creativity, innovation and the ability to solve problems and generate viable solutions.
  • Approachable and effective with the ability to influence change across all levels of the organization.
  • Hands-on practitioner dedicated to the role and subject matter.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Lockout/Tag Out (LOTO), and MSDS

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to conduct inspections and carry equipment used for inspections.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at a time.
  • Must be comfortable working in cold environment around heaving machinery.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a safety-related field is highly preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive safety experience
  • Appropriate certification, such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), is preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred
85K - 95K
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