Safety Specialist

Website Associated Grocers of New England


We are the largest retailer-owned, wholesale grocery Distribution Center in New England, making us a profitable and stable company. We are dedicated to serving the needs of independent grocers. We also put our employees first. As a member of our team, we offer you a supportive employee environment, stable employment with opportunities for growth, and a full benefits package.

We are currently looking for a Safety Specialist in our Risk Management/Loss Prevention department. This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm. As a safety specialist you will be responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and adherence to company safety, drug & alcohol programs, and environmental programs to ensure the safety for employees and visitors. The person in this role ensures compliance with applicable company policies and local, state, and federal regulations and conducts safety & environmental inspections, accident investigations, and safety training.

*This position requires on-site work at our Pembroke, NH office. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide relocation assistance at this time. Candidates must be local or willing to relocate at their own expense.

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 Incident Review Board.
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 all 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 the Company to negotiate the most favorable and cost-effective coverage of 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.

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 principles 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 workflow and meet deadlines.
NON-ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Certified Safety Professional (CSP).


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 the following basic safety precautions.

Here at Associated 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 an 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
Committee Participation
And more!
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