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Senior Safety Specialist

Company: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Summary of the Position The Sr. Safety Specialist serves as a resource leader and liaison for safety programs and training. The person in this position is responsible for communicating relevant information with supervisors and employees. This role will review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors in the workplace. The Sr. Safety Specialist conducts inspections and enforces adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals in the workplace.
Functions of the Position

  • Ensures continuous safety improvement of facility issues through daily walks of the facility and coordination with safety committee members, maintenance, and sanitation.
  • Coordinates investigations and reporting process as it relates to workers compensation claims and accidents that cause damage to plant property/equipment. Identifies causes to determine how similar accidents might be prevented in the future. Reviews surveillance and reporting on health and safety practices and systems.
  • Prepares and maintains monthly workers compensation data and reports. Assists with injury/illness prevention and correction.
  • Monitors workers compensation claims and costs. Coordinates medical treatment and return-to-work for employees to reduce workers compensation costs and absenteeism.
  • Assists in the education of supervisors and managers on corporate safety programs. Conducts safety training: new employee orientation, hazard communications, Lock Out/Tag Out procedures, emergency response, fire prevention, forklift safety, personal protective equipment, and fall protection.
  • Analyzes and selects suitable PPE to maximize employee protection with a focus on cost reduction.
  • Monitors and reviews accident investigation reports and ensures appropriate follow up; participates in claim reviews. Tracks incident metrics and applies findings in procedure updates.
  • Facilitates safety committee meetings, activities and maintains meeting minutes.
  • Maintains safety training documentation, monthly safety meetings, and safety communication boards and postings.

    Education, Experience, Knowledge
    • 3-5 years of direct safety experience.
    • Food processing experience and GMP knowledge a plus.
    • Experience in training safety programs and coaching skills.
    • Solid knowledge of OSHA CFR 1910 standards and regulations.
    • Knowledge of NFPA and EPA standards.
    • Workmans Compensation.
    • Minimum of OSHA 30 Hour course completion.
      Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:National Safety Council Advanced Safety Certificate or able to achieve.
      Skills and Competencies
      • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
      • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
      • Able to interact with all levels of management and production personnel.
      • Must be able to handle multiple priorities and re-prioritize as needed.
      • Must be organized and able to maintain accurate and complete records.
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
      • Work/Manage electronic Safety/EHS/ Workmans Compensation systems.

Keywords: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Carol Stream , Senior Safety Specialist, Other , Carol Stream, Illinois

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