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Director Safety

Omaha, NE, USA | ConAgra Foods

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Job Summary

Plans and implements organization safety programs to ensure safe and accident-free work environment. Develops and implements safety key concepts to provide the road map to zero injuries and world class performance. Directs inspection of organization’s facilities to detect existing or potential accident hazards and determine corrective or preventive measures.Leads the investigation of accidents and reviews material and evidence prepared for organizations use in preventing future incidents, hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.

Position Responsibilities

Plans, develops, administers and coordinates all functions and services of health and safety for a collection of manufacturing locations (division).

Directs and controls the safety and health function for organization to reduce safety rates, financial losses, and eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses.

Collaborates with peers in the organization to provide global support to ensure compliance with all applicable health and safety, environmental, and workers compensation regulations while focusing on the improvement of key performance indicators.

Ensures field location compliance with federal, state and local law enforcement regulatory agency.

Acts as a liaison between Senior Management, Plant Management and Employee on matters relating to safety and health.

Plans and sets health and safety objectives and goals to be utilized by corporate and field locations.

Oversees the reporting mechanisms for injuries, workers’ compensation, serious incidents, environmental releases ensuring compatibility with company objectives. Analysis expenditure, financial and operation reports to determine requirements for increasing safety and communicate recommendation to Senior Management.

Assists as appropriate, in the recruitment process to include interviewing candidates, and providing input in the hire decision-making process for facility EHS Managers.

Position Qualifications

Minimum of B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health or related field required, MS Preferred.

Professional certification health and safety desirable.

10 years of progressive health and safety experience, including at least five (5) years of corporate level experience of a company with multiple locations.

Advance knowledge and understanding of existing OSHA, laws required.

Must have the ability to work in a fast pace environment and work with multiple locations.

Strong communication and organizational skills are required

Must be willing to travel extensively (50%+ may be expected).

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