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Safety Lead

The position of Safety Lead is available in Boston, MA. The role entails directing the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive environmental, safety, and health programs for the facility. The Safety Lead is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in order to meet or exceed safety and environmental standards. Building and maintaining relationships with employees at all levels within the organization is crucial, as well as leading change indirectly across all departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Safety Programs: Design and implement critical safety programs, establish safety performance objectives, and communicate status and needs to plant employees and management. Provide leadership and direction in the development, administration, and maintenance of EHS compliance, with a focus on compliance and reporting, safety training, and safety program management.

Compliance and Reporting

  • Develop and maintain safety standards, procedures, and directives in alignment with compliance requirements to minimize workplace risks and liability.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Safety Manager to implement safety policies and procedures for ongoing compliance in areas such as LOTO, confined space, spill response, arc flash, OSHA report, hearing tests, and ergonomics.
  • Assist in accident investigations, providing recommendations for preventive measures and ensuring accurate recordkeeping.
  • Stay updated on EHS regulations and laws for providing expertise in assessments, projects, work orders, and problem-solving.
  • Establish and administer the facility’s EHS Management Systems, including hazard analyses, safe operating procedures, risk management, waste water management, and emergency planning.
  • Facilitate compliance by conducting audits, inspections, and maintaining documentation. Serve as a liaison with regulatory agencies and ensure accurate reporting.
  • Regularly inspect and audit operations to enforce safety policies and procedures.

Safety Training

  • Proactively prevent accidents through employee training and preparation of training materials.
  • Maintain training records and documentation.
  • Coordinate and conduct safety training sessions, including OSHA-required training, safety orientation, chemical safety, fire extinguisher maintenance, and safety culture training.

Contractor and Vendor Compliance

  • Review and coordinate vendor’s safety training.
  • Ensure compliance of safety programs with temporary agency personnel.
  • Manage first aid supplies and boot trucks.

Program Oversight

  • Lead the Plant Safety Committee and drive cultural project efforts.
  • Implement culture change across the organization.
  • Oversee emergency response program, security program, and fire protection assets.
  • Administer plant respiratory protection and hearing conservation programs.
  • Ensuring safety begins with management, as they are accountable for maintaining a culture of safety and a safe work environment.

Other Duties as Assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and relevant industry environmental, health, and safety standards.
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate performance metrics.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to understand and execute processes, recognize customer needs, and identify areas of improvement.
  • Capability to develop and implement environmental and safety policies, programs, and training.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing practices, preferably in the food industry.
  • Flexible work hours and the ability to adjust priorities according to changing needs.
  • Ability to work well in a team or independently.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational/Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field preferred. Other four-year degrees will be considered.
  • EHS-related certification or further education is advantageous.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in EHS program management within a manufacturing environment.

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