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Test - Occupational Health and Safety Manager

Seattle, WA
A HIGH GROWTH, ENTREPRENEURIAL PLANT BASED PROTEIN COMPANY
We are a newly formed division of Maple Leaf Foods, the largest protein company in Canada, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. We formed this division after the acquisition of two leading brands in the refrigerated plant protein category – Lightlife Foods (located in Turners Falls, MA) and Field Roast Grain Meat Company (located in Seattle, WA). As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we advance our strategic agenda in the plant protein space, remaining agile and quick to react to change.  Our focus on growth is laser-like, riding the fast growing plant-protein movement.

OUR JOB IS TO MAKE GREAT FOOD
Greenleaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.  Our 400+ employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. Each Greenleaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Occupational Health and Safety Manager is responsible for creating and leading Field Roast’s Health and Safety Program ensuring compliance with all Company, State and Federal requirements. This position is accountable for the administration and the maintenance of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) while providing coaching to the Supervisors and Managers on the system to ensure consistent application throughout the Company. As part of the Operations Leadership Team, the OHS Manager creates and leads safety and wellness initiatives and trainings to develop safer, healthier, and more efficient ways of working. This position is also responsible for managing all L&I and workers comp claims and participates in the State Retrospective Rating program.  
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Leadership
  • Assist the Site Leadership Team in setting S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely) safety goals, objectives, and measurements.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and direction to managers, supervisors, and employees in safety and incident prevention activities.
  • Ensure Health and Safety roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, understood, and acted upon by managers, supervisors, Safety Committee members and all employees.
  • Foster positive and collaborative relationships to gain commitment from all employees.
  • Lead safety incentive programs to increase employee engagement that are aligned with OSHA directives.   
  • Create, conduct and coordinate training sessions for management, supervisors, employees, Joint OHS Committee members, and new hires on Occupational Health and Safety practices, legislation, and industry changes.
  • Raise awareness and advocate the understanding of Federal and State Acts and regulations.
  • Participate in the Occupational Joint Health and Safety Committee including corporate committee participation.
  • Seek continuous improvement by ensuring that regular inspections, hazard analysis, risk assessments, and audits are conducted.
  • Produce reports and statistical information, analyze trends, and present findings and/or recommendations to management.
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
  • Generate and submit all internal and external reporting as required and ensure timely reporting to all internal and external entities.
  • Implement and monitor the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), including safe work procedures and on-the-job training.
  • Maintain OHSMS documentation and coordinate annual reviews.
  • Administer and maintain internal incident reporting/recording systems to ensure compliance with company and legislative requirements.
  • Utilize incident and root cause analysis to provide direction and recommendations on how to mitigate/control losses and foster a proactive safety culture.
  • Ensure an adequate corrective action process is applied to inspections, incident investigations, trend analysis, internal audits, and orders from regulatory bodies.
  • Ensure that personal protective equipment is provided and all applicable recording keeping is up-to-date.
L&I/WORKERS COMP AND EMERGENCY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
  • File reports of accidents within required timelines. 
  • Work with the assigned L&I Claims Managers when necessary to mitigate time loss and for protesting claims.
  • Assist with the rehabilitation of employees after incidents or injuries and ensure return-to-work placements are conducted productively, consistently within restrictions, and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Communicate with the employee’s health care practitioner to clarify functional abilities to facilitate safe return to work.
  • Schedule regular meetings with the employees currently on a modified/transitional work program to monitor their progress.
  • Participate in the State Retrospective Rating Program to receive premium refunds from Washington State L&I.
  • Maintains confidential personnel medical and L&I records.
  • Develop and communicate an emergency response program and procedures to management and supervision.
  • Coordinate training for emergency response personnel.
  • Develop and communicate the crisis response programs and procedures.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 3-7 years of experience in an Occupational Health and Safety role in a manufacturing or process industry.
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety, Certificate or diploma program in Occupational Health and Safety, or College diploma or university degree in any discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, preferably within a manufacturing or process environment, consistent with company values.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal and State Health and Safety legislation combined with training in hazard recognition, assessment, and control.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Capability of working and interacting with all levels within an organization.
  • Proven ability to deliver positive business results.
  • Ability to seek out and apply best practices as solutions to correct deficiencies.
  • Experience handling confidential information.  
  • Considerable tact and discretion required in dealing with employees, managers, and external enforcement authorities on Occupational Health and Safety issues.
  • Measurable Criteria:
  • Reduction/elimination of incidents and injuries.
  • Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) less than 1%
  • Reduction of Workers’ Compensation costs through incident prevention and remediation.

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