Safety Specialist / Omaha Steaks (Omaha, NE)

Job Summary:

You will be responsible for implementing and coordinating all Omaha Steaks’ safety and ergonomics programs and working with our management team to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local government safety rules and regulations and company safety and ergonomic requirements and guidelines.  

Essential Job Duties Include:

  • Implement and coordinate all Omaha Steaks’ safety programs and ergonomics programs to promote a safe work environment. Facilitate safety committee meetings, ergonomics committee meetings, OSHA VPP activities (if applicable), and all other required safety activities. Measure effectiveness of each program and maintain documentation of all ergonomic and safety related modifications and activities.
  • Trains and counsels’ contractors, employees, supervisors and managers on safety and ergonomic program rules, guidelines, and safe work techniques. Stays informed of current adult learning techniques and methods and identifies ways to implement best practices. Assembles and maintains all safety and ergonomics training documentation.
  • Facilitate new hire safety and ergonomics orientations/training. Monitor new employee job techniques and assist with safety and ergonomic on-the-job training as needed.
  • Assesses each facility on a routine basis to determine compliance with all federal, state, and local government safety rules and regulations and company safety and ergonomic requirements and guidelines. Recommends course of action to improve compliance. Assesses contractors safe work practices while on site.
  • Investigate all work-related accidents, incidents, and near-misses and identify root causes. Make recommendations to prevent recurrence and tracks implementation and completion. Manage the execution of the site’s return-to-work program and facilitate communication with the Occupational Health Nurse(s) and/or Human Resources. Maintain confidentiality of all medical and personnel related records and issues.
  • Support other risk management staff members’ facilities and projects and cross-train in all facilities. Help during the holiday season by assisting with seasonal physical abilities testing, seasonal new hire safety training classes, and safety coverage of the Distribution Centers.
  • Provide creative ideas and critical feedback, including sharing opportunities and business challenges with the Risk Management staff to improve department effectiveness.
  • Ability to work flexible hours during peak times or seasons.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 4-year college degree with major coursework in safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, or training or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in safety and/or training in a manufacturing or distribution center environment.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish communication skills preferred.
  • PC and computer operations knowledge – Teams, Microsoft Office 365, Sharepoint.
  • Ability to learn and understand how power equipment is operated.
  • Ability to read and understand OSHA and EPA regulatory language.
  • Must have effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and human relations skills.
  • Must be able to initiate, organize and prioritize a large number of projects.
  • Must have knowledge of adult training techniques and possess the skills to effectively facilitate and present training classes to a diverse group of employees

Special Note:

  • Military veterans and their spouses are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please email resume to jobs@omahasteaks.com