Do you have 3 or more years Health & Safety experience in the meat processing industry?
Do you have post-secondary Occupational Health & Safety education?
Do you thrive in a dynamic work environment and enjoy coaching others to improve health and safety performance?
Then read on to learn about our Health & Safety Coordinator opportunity in Compton, California, located in Americold Cold Storage facility. This role will appeal to people who have a strong work ethic, occupational health and safety knowledge and a passion for improvement.
The Lamb Company is a farmer owned cooperative that has been in business for over 50 years. We are a leading North American supplier of premium imported beef and lamb brands and specialty meats to the top retail and food service customers. We pride ourselves on the highest safety and quality standards and offer products that are traceable from Pasture to Plate.TM
To learn more about our company, go to www.thelambcompany.com
Health & Safety Coordinator – Bilingual (English/Spanish)
The Health & Safety Coordinator works closely with the Compton Processing Facility and the Toronto Health & Safety Coordinator to ensure that health and safety standards and procedures are met and aligned with internal guidelines and policies. Actively advise, guide and support the Compton Processing Facility to implement internal Health and Safety measures and comply with California Occupation Safety and Health Act (CalOSHA) regulations. Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Health & Safety Coordinator modifies, maintains and communicates the existing Health and Safety Program to all parties. Up to 80% of the role is performed on the production floor actively coaching employees, supervisors and contractors towards a more safety conscious mindset by identifying and mitigating workplace hazards and reinforcing safety is everyone’s responsibility. Reports any safety hazards and unsafe work practices and develops corrective action plans. Influences and emulates behavior towards a proactive rather than reactive safety culture.
- Health and Safety Compliance: Is responsible for maintaining a thorough knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety to comply with appropriate regulations, governing bodies and internal health and safety programs with the aim to make the workplace as safe as possible. Point of contact for the US business for regulators, insurers, and external certification, ensuring ongoing compliance across the site at all times.
- Documentation: Creates, modifies, and maintains Health and Safety procedures and program documentation with traceability for version control, keeping workers and Management informed of the program, process, changes and new requirements. Manages all onsite contractor processes in accordance with requirements.
- Inspections: Performs all Health and Safety inspections on a regular basis, making recommendations for continuous improvement. Researches materials, equipment or supplies to remediate potential hazards in a proactive way. Reports anomalies immediately to site Management and Human Resources.
- Investigations: Investigates any incidents, accidents or near misses, documents root cause, recommends corrective action, and coaches workers and Management on safety first approach.
- Worker Compensation Case Management: Manages the Workers Compensation activities, relationship, documents, process, and return to work meetings with the aim of eliminating workplace injuries.
- Workplace Hazardous Materials: Partners with the Site Management to maintain up to date hazardous material awareness and training and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) compliance, under the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).
- Certifications: Ensures all certification, inspection, servicing requirements are maintained in accordance with current legislation, including fire certification and compliance, seeks quotations as required and makes recommendations to the site management team
- Internal Safety Program Audit: Implements and conducts regular internal audits and recommends improvements to comply with federal, state and local requirements
- Emergency Response: Creates and updates Fire Safety Plan, Emergency Response Plan, organizes and evaluates regular evacuation drills and recommends corrective action for improvements, maintains first aid action plan and communications.
- Risk Assessment: Evaluates existing Risk Assessment and Control Matrix, makes recommendations for improvements and communicates to all parties.
- Ergonomics: Understands ergonomics and can assess risks, recommend alternative work methods, liaise with external parties to implement equipment or revised processes that eliminate or reduce bodily strain and injuries.
- Reporting: Regularly reports health and safety stats to Human Resources for inclusion in Period End Reports.
- Training: Creates and conducts regular Safety Talks, new hire and contractor safety awareness training and sign off, and tracks and records all training in database/Alchemy Training System. Recommends and registers external safety training courses for key personnel and tracks completion and renewal dates. Provides support for programs such as LOTO, Hazard Communication, Emergency Response, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, etc.
- Customer Service: Provides support that is friendly, valued, knowledgeable, and timely. Models behaviors that support the Health and Safety policy.
- Joint Health and Safety Committee: Participates as an active certified member of the JHSC with a leadership role to co-chair the meetings, take, post and distribute the minutes, and educate and coach the committee members to understand and fulfill their responsibilities.
- Other Duties: Performs other related duties as assigned, and initiates recommendations to further enhance the company’s recognition as a top employer.
Key Success Measures
- There are zero non-compliance Health and Safety issues in the Compton facility
- New hires, temporary workers and contractors receive Health and Safety training to perform their duties
- All Health and Safety training programs are updated and training records are maintained
- All CalOSHA documentation is complete, accurate and up to date
Qualifications & Considerations for the Position
- Post-secondary education (Degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene) is preferred
- Minimum 3 years work experience in a Health & Safety role within the food (meat) processing industry
- Working knowledge of CalOSHA, previous experience with onsite audits, documentation, and follow up
- Practical hands on experience with LOTO, Machine Guarding, Ergonomics, Risk Assessment and Incident Analysis
- Fluency in English and Spanish required
- Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification
- Current CPR and First Aid training
- Must be able to work independently and collaboratively, with strong ability to influence others
- Organized self-starter with proven ability to manage and effectively follow up on multiple projects and assignments and meet all deadlines
- Excellent observational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
- Able to collect, maintain, evaluate data, summarize and write reports, and recommend continuous improvement
- Good oral, written and communication skills; able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with production and office staff and external Auditors
- Proficient in computer software, such as Microsoft Office
- Strong teaching, coaching, mentoring skills, willingness to train others
- Familiarity with Alchemy Training Systems
- Ability to work in temperature controlled environment
The Lamb Company is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. Accommodations are available on request for candidates throughout the selection process. Please contact Human Resources if accommodation is required.