Safety Manager | Best Home Furnishings
Safety Manager

JOB SUMMARY: The Safety Manager provides technical safety and health support to production and corporate personnel. Develops corporate safety and health programs, objectives and safety training programs. Monitors safety and health regulations and provides technical support to plant and corporate personnel to ensure compliance with federal and state safety and health regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Works with Supervisors, Employees and Division Managers to maintain the levels of compliance with the Safety, Environmental, and Health Management System of Best Home Furnishings.
  • Controls hazardous working conditions and unsafe employee practices through department visits, safety plans, and education of all company personnel.
  • Assists in the documentation and implementation of required or desired changes in the safety program. 
  • Assist in identification, analysis and control of occupational hazards. 
  • Provides technical support to corporate and plant personnel to ensure compliance with applicable occupational safety, environmental, and health regulations. 
  • Oversees new hire safety orientation. 
  • Oversees monthly Safety Meetings. Provides training materials for monthly departmental meetings. 
  • Reinforces safety awareness in a manner that promotes cooperation and improved morale. 
  • Identifies safety-training needs; maintains, develops and trains employees, as regulations require. 
  • Performs required initial training and refreshers with Supervisors as well as employees on: 
    • Powered Industrial Trucks (Does class room training/Observes driving training/audits drivers on shop floor – 150 operators) 
    • Lockout/Tagout (Does classroom training/goes to floor and observes supervisor in practical training) 
    • Hearing Conservation Program (Hearing testing/Noise level testing) 
    • STOP Safety Trainings.
  • Conducts regular fire drills, fire extinguisher training, tone tests and weather emergency drills at all locations including satellite locations. Inspects office fire extinguishers and emergency lights on a monthly basis. 
  • Participates in new product/process reviews, including process hazard analyses, operator training, etc. 
  • Advises the need for and works with purchasing in the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment. 
  • Promotes safety and health awareness through internal company memoranda, newsletters and specific training programs. 
  • Reviews documentation to insure all required onsite records and reports are complete, accurate and submitted per established procedures. 
  • Understands federal and state occupational safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur. 
  • Audits practices and records of manufacturing plants to ensure compliance with company programs and federal/state occupational safety and health regulations. 
  • Reviews plant safety inspection reports and follows up as necessary. 
  • Reviews accident investigations injury/illness and non-injury incident investigation/safety suggestion reports and follows up as necessary. 
  • Works with Division Managers toward VPP compliance to maintain the highest expectations of OSHA. 
  • Develops annual company safety and health goals.
  • Other Duties 
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Competencies and Training Responsibilities 

  • OSHA Regulations
  • Lockout/Tagout 
  • Hazard Communication 
  • Accident Investigation 
  • Hearing Conservation 
  • First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens 
  • Powered Industrial Truck 
  • Job Hazard Analysis 
  • Other regulatory training as identified

Travel Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, safety management, environmental science, occupational health safety, basic or applied science or any other related field. 
  • Five years’ professional safety experience in manufacturing industry. 
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.

Job Locations:
Dubois County: Ferdinand, Indiana    
Job Categories:
Management