Safety Specialist

Website Associate Grocers of New England

The safety specialist assists with the development, implementation and adherence to company safety, drug & alcohol programs and environmental programs to ensure the safety for employees and visitors. Ensures compliance with applicable company policies and local, state, and federal regulations and conducts safety & environmental inspections, accident investigations, and safety training.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

Ensures regulatory compliance as mandated by local, state, and federal agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) State of NH, DES, EPA, and local agencies.
Participates in the Company’s Accident Review Board.
Coordinates the scheduling and compliance of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.
Assist with management of the administration, planning, and development of the worker’s compensation insurance program and claim activities for all AGNE locations.
Represents AGNE and AG Supermarkets in the coordination of providing information to claimants, adjusters, attorneys and insurance companies.
Conducts routine and follow-up safety and hazard inspections of company facilities.
Assists with annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction.
Ensures building maintenance is in compliance with DES and EPA regulations.
Analyzes accident and incident reports for trends. Makes recommendations and/or takes action for correcting unsafe conditions and actions.
Assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the company to ensure efficient and safe operations of all company facilities.
Maintain plans and assists with training for Emergency Response. Serves as facility Emergency Response Coordinator.
Provides senior management with data necessary for Company to negotiate the most favorable and cost-effective coverage workers’ compensation insurance.
Leads company safety committees for all locations.
Represents the company to internal departments of AGNE, and externally to governmental agencies.
Responds to emergency situations and prepares reports of findings and submits recommendations.
Keeps abreast of pending regulatory developments through reference sources; obtains insight on legislative agendas at state and federal levels.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree with 4 years experiences directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Strong understanding of environmental safety regulations.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
Strong presentation skills needed.
Ability to develop, implement, and enforce safety programs, procedures, and protocols.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Skill in performing safety inspections and ensuring compliance with OSHA safety standards.
Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
Knowledge and understanding of the principle and procedures for the investigation and processing of workers compensation insurance claims.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
Ability to prioritize work-flow and meet deadlines.
REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: None

NON-ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Physically able to conduct inspections
Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
WHY WE’RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK:

As a retailer-owned wholesale cooperative, Associated Grocers of New England (AGNE) is dedicated to the success of its members and committed to serving the needs of independent grocers. We achieve our mission through: integrity, a supportive employee environment, concern for the communities we serve, efficient and innovative operations, and a commitment to excellence.  AGNE is recognized in New Hampshire as the employer of choice.  We attract great people, with great passion working for a great purpose.  Employees who build a career at AGNE enjoy:

Medical/dental/vision insurance
Health savings account with employer contribution
401K match
Profit sharing program
Flexible spending account
Life and AD&D insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Employee purchase program
Employee assistance program
Paid time off
Vacation time off
Paid holidays/personal/sick days
Computer purchase program
Volunteerism policy
Well-being program with incentives
Verizon cell phone discount
Committee Participation
And more!
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