Safety Manager I – Brownsville

Job Details


Under the direction of the Director of Safety, Health and Environmental and with a dotted line to the Plant Manager, be a resource for all Safety related activities and issues and execute the safety processes as defined by the current Corporate Safety Goals for the assigned facilities/functions. Ensure a safety focused culture and assist in the mentoring and education of all Associates and teams as it relates to the safety of Associates. Support the Process Safety Management system for the assigned plant locations and company.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Ensure Associate Safety at Assigned Facility(s)
    1. Perform a variety of routine to moderately complex safety responsibilities under general supervision and with limited technical instruction and guidance.
    2. Ensure that the assigned facilities have all necessary documentation completed, including the creation and analysis of statistical data, industry best practices, compliance documentation, and important documentation for legal requirements in the assigned facilities.
    3. Conduct incident investigations and recommend corrective action (if warranted) and preventative actions based upon incidents and/or trends. Helps to determine the cause and identifies the means for prevention.
    4. Recommend and implement new safety policies and/or strategic objectives.
    5. Prepare various forms of written communication including, but not limited to, company newsletter articles, policies, site-specific safety plans, procedures and correspondence as directed.
    6. Assist with the coordination of organizational response to significant safety emergencies including ensuring that medical and/or emotional support is provided.
    7. Participate and coordinate facility audits with the manufacturing team, and help facility management with the implementation of recommendations and strategies.
    8. Partner with facility managers to represent the organization during on-site OSHA inspections, responding to OSHA complaints, and resolving OSHA citations through process improvement or legal challenge.
    9. Provide monthly metrics and reporting of information to support variable compensation goals and other programs as required.
    10. Support and encourage the Behavior Based Safety program, while providing feedback to Associates on safe work practices.
    11. Support Engineering (Including Sanitary Design) for Safety related projects. May need to lead some of these efforts with outside resources. Ensure compliance with requirements and completion on a timely basis. This includes recommendation of SHE capital equipment purchases and other equipment to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
    12. Provide information for Workers Compensation requests (incident investigations) as required.
  2. DOT, Safety & Environmental Regulatory Compliance
    1. Identify, analyze, communicate, and coordinate the facility-specific OSHA compliance efforts including, but not limited to, OSHA 300 logs, Hazard Communication, Emergency Response, LOTO, Confined Space Entry, Blood Borne Pathogens, PPE, Fire Prevention, and Lift Truck Operation.
    2. Communicate upcoming changes and new regulations that will affect the assigned facilities.
    3. Provide training modules and documents for compliance. Lead training exercises as needed for facilities.
    4. Partner with corporate purchasing on PPE and safety equipment compliance and selection.
    5. Assist with the safety observations at assigned facility(s) and ensure compliance as determined by the Director of Safety, Health and Environmental.
    6. Assist with external environmental services providers to work with individual facilities to obtain info for and complete Tier II and Form R chemical reporting. Utilizing these services identify improvement opportunities for chemical storage, handling, and spill response.
    7. Ensure that the DOT Driver Qualification process is followed and that all DOT DQ file forms are completed upon hire. Audit DOT DQ files annually to ensure that DOT medical certifications and driving records are kept current.
  3. Process Safety Management (PSM) & Risk Management Plan (RMP)
    1. Provide program guidance and dotted line direction for the site PSM Specialists.
    2. Assist with developing Process Safety Management programs and procedures for all 14 elements of PSM.
    3. Implement, coordinate, and oversee the PSM and RMP program activities to ensure compliance with OSHA’s PSM standard and EPA’s RMP regulations.
    4. Liaison and coordination with outside resources and consultants.
    5. Assist with development, organization and maintenance of process safety information (documentation, refrigeration drawings, supporting files, meeting and training materials, etc.).
    6. Coordinate and participate in PSM inspections and audits.
    7. Coordinate initial orientation and overview of PSM for facilities.
    8. Develop refrigeration training needs and assist in coordinating refrigeration training for PSM.
    9. Provide recommendations and on-going program improvements.
    10. In coordination with mechanical contractors and engineers develop and document total quantity of ammonia in each plant system in compliance with PSM.
    11. Participate in investigation of PSM events.
    12. Monitor and communicate regulatory changes for PSM and RMP.
    13. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry best practices for process safety/risk management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of occupational safety best practices, OSHA regulations, and disability management
  • Ability to be analytical and decisive
  • Intermediate to advanced level of operations in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and HRIS
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) through all levels of associates and management
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment with multiple deadlines and being able to meet deadlines while working through interruptions
  • Strong collaboration skills for working with Associates in different departments and at all levels of the organization




Bachelors Degree or better in Occupational Safety.



2 years: Two (2) or more years of related safety management experience and Process Safety Management (PSM) experience in a manufacturing environment required.

Licenses & Certifications


OSHA 30-Hour course


Cert Safety Prof



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