Safety Manager in Gilroy, California

Performance Foodservice - San Jose, CA

San Jose, California (CA)

Full Time

1st Shift

Company Description

Performance Foodservice, PFG’s broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs, consultants and other experts builds close relationships with each customer, providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection and operational strategies. The Performance Foodservice team delivers delicious food, but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.

Job Description

Responsible for providing a safe work environment for all Employees. Responsible for ensuring compliance of all OSHA and EPA governmental programs which includes OSHA 300 and state emergency response reporting. Manage and direct all worker’s compensation, vehicle accident/insurance, and all product liability claims for the company. Responsible for reducing liability/financial exposure for the company. Direct liaison with corporate for all programs. Establish, execute and deliver OpCo specific plans that support PFG’s overall objectives, including security and crisis preparedness objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal OSHA, EPA, DOT rules and regulations. Implement, execute, ensure compliance with PFG’s health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
Drives and promotes zero incident culture throughout the site and depot locations. Achieve annual goals for incident frequency, severity and related cost reductions.
Lead incident investigation process, including cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans.
Primary contact and responsible for all external and internal OSHA, EPA, DOT audits.
Ensure that required regulatory permits are acquired, that reports are submitted to regulatory agencies and any site permit conditions (e.g. recordkeeping, PSM, storm water, special waste etc) are met.
Facilitate the completion of OpCo wide annual training plan. Ensures timely new hire training. Plans and implements programs to train supervisors and employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment and other materials.
Prepares studies and analysis of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
Lead OpCo wide system to identify and evaluate hazards (risks) and implement effective controls (corrective solutions). Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
Provides information, signs, posters, barriers and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
Leads the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of materials and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations.
Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.
Prepares and arranges safety exhibits and material for display, promotional work, industry conferences and exhibitions. Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.
Maintains safety files and records.
Participate in reviews of existing equipment modifications, new equipment purchases and changes in site processes.
Lead execution of the OpCo’s annual HSE plan, including development of expense and capital budgets needed to support these efforts. Directs development, maintenance and achievement of goals in support of corporate and business group strategic initiatives. Supports creation of goals for the OpCo management and appropriate activity based goals for the leadership team, functional managers and front line supervisors to drive Safety Culture, compliance and results. Build capability of OpCo resources to support implementation of HSE initiatives.

Worker’s Compensation:
Oversees the administration of worker’s compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time.

Loss Prevention/Security:
Support execution of OpCo’s Emergency Preparedness Plan procedures and policies.
Loss prevention claims coordinator for auto liability, worker’s compensation and product liability.
Responsible for reporting monetary impact of claims and recommending solutions to the VP of Finance.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED

2-5 years experience in Safety Management.

Extensive knowledge of OSHA, DOT, ANSI, EPA, NIOSH, NFPA guidance and regulations.

Must be able to travel to remote locations on a regular basis and as needed on an emergency basis. On call for revolving weekend duty to respond to any type of emergency. Requires night shift work and early morning work on a regular basis to observe, monitor and coach employees and supervisors.

CSP, CSHT, CIH and/or CSHM (among other safety and health certifications) preferred.

Ability to professionally design and present training to small and large groups of EEs.

Proficient skills with MS Office suite – specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Ability to quickly learn various custom software applications.

Ability to analyze data and produce corrective action plans/training to reduce injuries and accidents.

Demonstrates professional demeanor that engenders confidence amongst management and line EEs.

Must be willing to train at our Santa Cruz location until we move to Gilroy in June.

Preferred Qualifications

6-10 years experience in Transportation/Warehouse Distribution Safety Management preferred.

Experience with PeopleNet, DriveCam, and Vigillo preferred.

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