Safety Manager

Lagunitas Brewing Company


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The Safety Manager has the important role of protecting both the workers & workplace, and ensuring the organization is compliant with federal, state, and local safety and environmental requirements. This position’s primary functions are to develop, implement, and monitor Lagunitas’ environmental, health and safety programs.  Success is gauged by compliance with regulatory requirements and by reducing or preventing injuries, hazards, and spills.

What you'll do:

  • Lead managers and safety team members in the development, implementation, monitoring and revisions to Lagunitas Health and Safety programs, procedures and manuals, ensuring compliance with Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements.
  • Develop site/subject specific training materials and train employees and managers how to meet Lagunitas specific environmental, health, and safety programs/policies in each brewery or pub.
  • Administer industrial hygiene and ergonomic programs.  Survey and document workplace noise, air quality and workstation ergonomics as needed to comply with OSHA regulations and injury prevention.
  • Ensure facilities, machinery and equipment is regularly inspected against OSHA regulatory requirements such as walking/working surfaces, ladders, exit requirements, fire code, NFPA 70E electrical safety, machine guarding, hazardous materials storage, etc.  Implement appropriate control measures to mitigate identified risks.
  • Manage environmental permits, reports, and sampling/surveys (Air pollution, refrigerant management, Hazardous Waste, Storm Water Pollution Prevention.
  • Monitor personal protective equipment compliance program.
  • Ensure that hazardous materials are correctly permitted, stored, and labeled.
  • Organize and lead Lagunitas safety committee meetings in Petaluma and Chicago.
  • Work with department managers to properly rehabilitate workers after accidents or injuries and make sure they experience a satisfactory return to work.
  • Develop procedures and facilitate emergency response/medical care for injured employees.
  • Conduct investigations and root cause analysis of accidents and unsafe working conditions; recommend remedial action.
  • Update management on key safety performance benchmarks, exposures, and changing regulations.
  • Maintain audits, inspections, permits, and safety & environmental documentation.
  • Monitor and revise job hazard analysis and standard operating procedures as needed.
  • Schedule, present, and monitor safety training program.  Manage training database and training reports.
  • Continuing education in safety training classes and maintaining a current understanding of all state, local and federal safety regulation updates.  Attend workshops as needed.
  • Principal company liaison with external agencies for injury response, permitting, and regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, Water Districts, Fire Departments, Air Pollution Control Boards, Workers Compensation Boards, etc.).
  • Evaluate and monitor inspections, behavioral audits and near miss reports to ensure identified hazards are eliminated.
  • Provide feedback to employees on safety suggestions and improvements from Near Misses. 
  • Partner with Operations teams to brainstorm safety improvements, assist with implementation, and communicate actions to other Lagunitas site.
  • Review Capital Project plans to ensure all safety codes are met and additional safety training is completed.
  • Contribute to other Brewery Operations activities and other special projects as needed.

What we're lookin' for:

  • A bachelor's degree in environmental or occupational safety & health or related field is desired.  CSP or equivalent experience desired.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in areas such as environmental health, industrial hygiene or safety.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local health and safety laws.
  • Experience as safety trainer/instructor for: forklift/man lift, confined space entry, lockout/tag out, fall protection, HazWOpER, etc.
  • Experience in environmental sampling (water, air, noise), QISP, etc.
  • A service-oriented approach to employees and problem solving.  Propose solutions; not just prohibitions.
  • Experience managing safety and compliance in the beverage manufacturing industry or craft beer industry desired
  • Flexibility to respond to emergency situations during or after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety/security concerns.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet strict deadlines and maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and Word. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and calculator.
  • Travel approximately 20% per year.
  • Work environment is indoors, outdoors and in production environment.
  • Ability to climb ladders up to 50 feet.
  • Ability to crawl, bend, twist, turn, and stoop.
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