MICHAEL FOODS Safety Supervisor in LENOX, Iowa

SUMMARY:This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. This position also ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.Working closely with the management team, this position also ensures that all workers in the plant are not only following regulation and guidelines but are working in a safe work environment. It is the incumbent's responsibility to make sure all regulations are intact, and compliance is maintained at all times.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides safety training for company operations by reviewing current OSHA regulations for training requirements and designing effective training programs to meet compliance requirements.Organizes and schedules training sessions and provides on-site safety training for employees.Evaluates and orders safety equipment and supplies.Maintain safety awareness and consistency of safety program implementation by management personnel by providing current information on safety issues and continuously working with supervisors and managers to effectively handle safety-related issues.Schedules meetings and organizes events to provide information regarding workplace safety issues to employees and managerial personnel.Ensures compliance with OSHA standards by keeping up-to-date with safety regulations and reviewing correspondence, newsletters and other safety-related materials.Applies current laws and regulations in the inspection of company safety protocols.Minimizes workmen's compensation cost by supervising the case files of work-related injuries.Formulates and implements follow-up procedures on workmen's compensation cases by reviewing accident investigation reports and evaluating current procedures for improvement of safety protocols.Maintains training records and safety reports.Participates in periodic meetings with safety teams to recommend corrective actions to management regarding workplace safety procedures, perform facility audits, and discuss future safety projects.Prepares meeting agendas and minutes for distribution to appropriate sources.Maintains departmental budget by monitoring departmental expenditures.Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP's, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.Insures regulatory compliance at all times.Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:Bachelor's degree in Safety, Business, Human Resources or related degree preferred.2 years of safety related experience which includes supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.Knowledge of local, state and federal safety compliance and regulatory issues, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act and Department of Transportation regulatory standards.Knowledge of case management procedures and issues relating to workmen's compensation and other workplace safety issues. PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:Supervisory experience preferred.Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee