Brewster Safety, Sustainability & Wellness Manager
Job Opportunity at Shearer's Foods

Posted on Feb 5

Location: Massillon, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4118995



Safety Responsibilities


  • Drive a Safety Culture to push for zero incidents or injuries
  • Drive the facility to meet or exceed established corporate safety goals.
  • Lead processes (Employee Safety Handbook, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and SOPs) necessary to ensure well-being and remain compliant with applicable federal, state and local safety requirements.
  • Develop and implement programs including employee education designed to correct unsafe acts and unsafe conditions with the workplace.
  • Implementation of Behavior programs to drive a Safety and Wellness culture.
  • Financial Controls and Budgeting:  Responsible for providing leadership and guidance during budget building with constant emphasis on practical business and financial responsibility.
  • Develop and implement all training to ensure well-being and compliance.
  • Provide safety orientation training to all new hire associates.
  • Manage contractor safety and environmental compliance program (Ensures contractor compliance with Authorized lockout/tagout, HAZWOPER, hearing conservation, powered industrial truck, confined space entry, Standard First Aid and AED).
  • Ensure training of appropriate personnel in accident/illness emergency response and investigation (including CPR, First Aid, AED and Blood borne Pathogen).
  • Work with site Supervision to ensure proper investigations to determine root cause for all facility incidents, spills, accidents, near misses and injuries and prevent recurrence.
  • Track incidents to determine target areas for safety improvements.
  • Coordinates a return to work process for associates in a transitional work program.
  • Implement and maintain a Frequently Injured Employee Program to ensure the well-being of associates.
  • Manages Emergency Preparedness for facilities.
  • Conduct safety audits and assure timely abatement of noncompliance items.
  • Audit and Maintain Hazard Communication process (MSDS, labeling).
  • Serves as member/leader/facilitator/resource for teams critical to assure well-being and compliance in the facility (Safety Committee, Ergonomics Team).
  • Provide continuous monitoring of Job Safety Analysis, Energy Isolations, and Safe Work Practice forms to ensure information is correct and associates are properly trained.
  • Ensure prestart safety checks are completed properly for all areas.
  • Work with Maintenance to ensure Safety Work orders are completed timely and signed off by the initiator.
  • Providing appropriate personal protective equipment to associates.
  • Maintain the OSHA 300 log, 301’s and Summary log.
  • Investigate all OSHA and other complaints.
  • Manages workers compensation claims and works with third party administrator to ensure claims are processed quickly and appropriately.
  • Correspond with local agencies (LEPC and Fire Department) to ensure proactive approach to emergencies.
  • Drive safety compliance with associates throughout the facility.
  • Maintain current knowledge of safety regulations and practices through networking and seminars (ie. County Safety Councils).
  • Participate in site security projects.


 Wellness Responsibilities


  • Drive a wellness culture to promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Lead implementation and maintenance of wellness incentive program.
  • Lead programs for all associates to facilitate healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Manage onsite health clinics.
  • Schedule and manage vaccine program with associates (Flu and Hepatitis B).
  • Schedule and manage all other programs associated with the health clinic.


 Sustainability Responsibilities


  • Drive a Sustainability culture to reduce environmental impact (including utility consumption and landfill reduction).
  • Drive the facility to meet or exceed established corporate utility consumption reduction goals.
  • Ensure the completion of all necessary EPA reporting for facility.
    • SARA 311/312 Tier II
    • Form R Toxic Release Inventory
    • Waste water Reporting
    • Storm water requirements
    • SPCCP requirements
    • Waste requirement, reporting and manifesting
  • Correspond and assist with reporting to outside agencies (EPA).
  • Serves as member/leader/facilitator/resource for teams critical to assure environmental compliance in the facility.
  • Conduct and participate in corporate and outside agency audits.
  • Conduct environmental audits and assure abatement of noncompliance items.
  • Conduct regular inspections outlined in the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan.
  • Conduct employee awareness training on a regular basis.
  • Member/leader/facilitator/resource with specialty groups (Green Team).
  • Provides appropriate and timely corporate environmental information.
  • Keep accurate records of training, reports, audits, etc.
  • Assist with the management of wastewater system to ensure compliance and sampling requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with SPCCP and SWPPP (Ensure Plans are current).
  • Manages hazardous waste storage area and ensures waste shipments are properly manifested and labeled.
  • Implement and maintain reduce, reuse and recycle programs throughout the facility.
  • Manages processes necessary to maintain compliance with permits.
  • Drive environmental compliance with associates throughout the facility. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of environmental regulations and practices through networking and seminars




  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety and Environmental Management or similar; and four years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of the organization.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and charts to show performance metrics.
  • Ability to direct, train and discipline associates.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels.
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA and other State/Federal requirements.
  • Have a thorough understanding of all utilities for the factory.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including days, afternoons, midnights, and overtime.
  • May require minimal travel.


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