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Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator

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Date: Oct 8, 2021

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!

 

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Plant EHS Manager, Health and Safety (EH&S), the EH&S Coordinator will ensure compliance with all applicable EH&S policies and resolve EH&S deficiencies and/or issues.  This incumbent will have responsibility for safety and environmental administration, injury case management, ergonomic injury prevention, technical safety advice and site-wide safety training at all levels of the organization. 

 

What you will Do:

  • Implement and ensure compliance with environmental, health and safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and environmental rules and regulations.  

  • Manages facility environmental programs in the areas of hazardous waste, Storm Water pollution, and waste water management.  Informs management of environmental problems and solutions involving employees, the company and public.  Prepares/submits environmental reports in compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.

  • Ensures all associates, both hourly and management, receive all training necessary to safely perform respective duties and operate within the plant environment.  This includes training for managers on programs they are required to implement.

  • Regularly plans, implements and trains site personnel on various EH&S policies and programs, including, but not limited to, safety practices, fire prevention, personal protective equipment, regulations and standards, and incident investigation.  

  • Identifies and suggests corrective measures to improve the facility’s accident experience and suggest/implement means to achieve EH&S goals.

  • Ensures that mandatory OHSA reporting is completed, i.e. annual OSHA 300 log, notifications of serious accidents, etc.  

  • Leads the investigation of accidents and injuries and prepares material and evidence as needed.

  • Regularly inspects facility to detect exiting or potential accident and health hazards, determines and implements corrective or preventive measures where indicated.

  • Oversees the administration of the workers’ compensation program for the site; supports the Corporate EH&S program and direction and maintains EH&S files and records. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Workers’ Compensation (40%)

 

  • Manage WC files

  • Coordinate subpoena process

  • Coordinate the accommodation process 

  • Follow up with associates who have attended the clinic (restrictions, follow-up visits, etc)

  • Provide associates who are being treated at the clinic with instructions on following their treatment and missing their appointments.

  • Assist Gallagher-Bassett with information requests

  • Create Personal Action Forms for associates on WC or Extended WC/LOA – share information with HR

 

Injury Management/Return to Work (20%)

 

  • Monitor Aclaimant activities and follow up to to ensure completeness

  • Update log for accommodations (LOA, and WC)

  • Maintain logs/spreadsheet for all work status reports 

  • Maintain follow-up log for “Medical Declinations”

  • Create acknowledgment form for work restrictions

 

General Administrative Duties (20%)

 

  • Prepare weekly incident summary reports

  • Update and maintain incident log (sent to the clinic, corrective action, and recovery)

  • Mail pick-up and review

  • Regular communication and follow-up with supervisors to ensure completion of safety responsibilities (safety inspections, observations)

  • Update Daily Management Boards/Safety Communication Boards

  • Update injury tracker boards

  • Order and maintain first aid supplies

  • Coordinate PIT training schedule 

  • Print, laminate, obtain trainers signature, and distribute PIT certification cards

  • Send weekly PIT reminders to Maintenance and Warehouse team

  • Update PIT certification log

  • Coordinate training activities with the Training Team

  • Support Safety Recognition Program (Future)

 

EHS Compliance (10%)

 

  • Hazardous waste and sustainability reports

  • Support environmental compliance program

 

Recordkeeping (10%)

 

  • Sort, file and maintain department records, including but not limited to:

    • Training

    • Inspections

    • PIT documents

    • Environmental records

    • Safety Committee

 

What you will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; emphasis on EH&S or related field (science, engineering) preferred.

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts; Certification in Safety (CSP) strongly preferred.

  • Strong attention to detail and proven track record of results with bias for action.  

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to utilize time and resources effectively and efficiently.

  • Sense of urgency, ability to take action quickly in fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to establish expectations, motivate, delegate and get work done through others effectively.

  • Unquestionably high ethical standards and attention to reputational and compliance risks.

  • Willingness and flexibility to work in a cold, wet, fast-paced, 24 hour plant environment.

 

Related Success Metrics:

  • TCIR

 

Desired Traits:

  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.

  • People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.

  • Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.

  • Openness/Fairness- ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others; being available, tolerate and encouraging creativity.

  • Simplicity – promotes common sense, encourages a friendly environment and maintaining sincere human relationships.

Physical Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to perform repetitive movements, occasionally lifting 50 or more pounds.  The associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold. The associate frequently works in high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.