Safety Manager in Albertville, AL at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

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This position will provide Safety leadership and strategic direction by leading the plant's Safety continuous improvement efforts. As an integral member of the Plant Management Team, this position will support and advise site management with regard to the Safety Management system. Responsibilities include: formulate a proactive, local safety strategy that drives the plant to become sustainable, healthy and safe operationally; participate in developing a vision for safety, which includes continual enhancement of established programs and consistent implementation of new programs within a team environment; be involved in the effort to eliminate, prevent, or reduce the occurrence of safety, health and medical issues. This position will also facilitate the development and maintenance of behaviors, attitudes and a safety culture that supports the goals and behaviors and actions of Tyson Foods and will act as a change agent to accelerate best practice sharing within the facility. Other duties include: direct the safety programs for the site; recommend the design and implementation of new programs to minimize company losses due to accidents; measures effectiveness of programs; lead the compliance with OSHA regulations and OSHA/Tyson Foods Ergonomic program; inspect machinery, equipment and working conditions to ensure compliance with OSHA; maintain OSHA file and support documents. Other responsibilities include: accompany OSHA inspector on plant inspections; regularly inspect and review plant operations to assure compliance of all permits, operation and equipment with state and federal regulations; report any potential violations and recommends corrections as needed; analyze accident statistics to establish necessary precautions and changes needed for plant safety; communicates safety policy and procedure changes to management personnel; ensure that all health & safety policies, procedures and practices are reviewed on an annual basis, or as changes and updates are required by practices or regulation, and are rolled-out in a timely manner. In addition, this position will conduct safety inspections and procedural audits in the field and have the skills, knowledge and ability to take immediate corrective action if required; reviews all safety areas to review policies, determine causes, identify corrective actions and conducts training in areas such as: ergonomics, emergency response team, lockout/tag out, hazard communication, and personal protective equipment; investigate all safety related incidents, reviews incident reports and completes necessary reports for insurance carrier, risk management system and corporate safety office.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Engineering or Industrial Technology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: 3+ years of progressive experience in environment, safety, and sustainability management preferred. Strong knowledge of safety regulations (OSHA, hazard communications, accident investigation and safety training methods). Knowledge of industry best practice regarding safety and environmental approaches with PSM & RMP safety practices.

Computer Skills: Standard computer skills.

Communication Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Special Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Travel: Ability to travel up to 10%.