About the Organization:
Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.
This position interfaces with site personnel, vendors, and regulatory agencies to insure facility is 100% compliant and inspection readiness with OSHA, EPA, DEP, and DOT requirements at all times. Responsible for maintaining OSHA compliance at facility which includes planning, scheduling, and implementation of necessary programs and training. Development and maintenance of safety procedures, training documentation, and other related information. Maintain the Process Safety Management program for compliance. Represents facility in working with OSHA. Responsible for DEP/EPA form filing and ensuring compliance with various agencies. Proper management of documents for DEP/EPA inspections and audits. Represents facility in working with various agencies. Responsible for updating permit activity and performing daily and periodic inspections of the facility. Manage emergency response planning and procedures. Update, monitor, and integrate any necessary information regarding material safety data sheets (MSDS) into 3E System. Conduct periodic audits of potentially hazardous materials on a monthly basis. Work closely with HQ safety, workers compensation carrier, and property insurance carrier to meet policy requirements. Maintain compliance on SWPPP (storm water pollution prevention plan) and countermeasures. Establish safety, health, and environmental programs/policies that are current and reflect mandates and laws. Schedule and facilitate monthly safety committee meetings. Document safety meeting minutes and distributes to all management personnel. Document and follow-up on any complaints.
Bachelors degree in Industrial Management, environmental science or related degree or a minimum of 5 years experience in the EHS field. ASP (Associate Safety Professional ) or CSP (Certified Safety Professional) certification is preferred. Previous management experience is desirable. Competent and knowledgeable in OSHA, EPA, DOT and other regulatory requirements in a manufacturing setting, Knowledgeable in the principles of safety, workers' compensation along with pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Skilled in risk assessment and analysis of potential hazards. Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with good computer skills and working knowledge of MS Office packages.