Summary

The Safety Manager is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive range of employee health and safety programs and services to meet the goals and legal obligations of Nevada Organic Remedies. These functions include, but may not be limited to, the assessment, facilitation and evaluation of injury prevention, environmental safety, occupational health and safety, employee and family wellness and the development, implementation and consultation on safety policies. The Safety Manager oversees all activities of occupational health and safety department and provides advice to management and employees. This position is responsible for all Nevada Organic Remedies and related entity locations in Nevada.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the development and implementation of corporate-wide safety programs such as Hazardous Communication, Lockout/Tagout, Respiratory Protection, Fire Prevention and other OSHA safety compliance programs for all locations.
  • Assist in developing annual health and safety plans for the company based on a full review of health and safety-related needs (assessment of hazards, analysis of database, audits, changing legislation and best practices) as required by the State of Nevada and US federal regulations.
  • Oversees the development, approval and implementation of emergency response plans.
  • Review occupational health and safety legislation per Nevada and US Federal law, amendments and best practices to optimize occupational health and safety programs.
  • Provide all levels of the company with advice related to health and safety matters, legislative requirements and best practices in the field.
  • Assist in representing management in matters of health and safety with governmental, health and safety associations and other outside agencies and organizations.
  • Provide Human Resources with reports on incidents and injuries, lost time injuries, health-related absenteeism and other occupational health and safety information.
  • Coordinate and/or provide guidance and direction to occupational health and safety personnel.
  • Investigate accidents thoroughly and effectively, and then respond appropriately as required, including communicating to, training and following up with supervisors and employees. Provides guidance on hazard identification, incident investigation/ root cause analysis and corrective action responses.
  • Ensure that work refusals are properly investigated and that any necessary corrections to the work processes are implemented and documented.
  • Liaise on all claims, including managing appeals where appropriate.
  • Develop, arrange, and present safety orientation and training for all new employees, existing employees, temporary employees, and visitors to ensure complete and effective understanding of potential risks and expected behaviors within the company​.
  • Develop a matrix for training requirements, maintain records of all health and safety-related training and assist in the development of training programs.
  • Develop equipment specific training, work instructions, risk assessments, and new equipment procedures.
  • Lead an annual health and safety program audit to ensure the effectiveness of occupational health and safety programs.
  • Develop and manage internal health and safety audits of the company, including risk assessments, at varying levels, and act as a trainer/advisor to internal and external auditors.
  • Coordinate inspections, investigations, and occupational health and safety activities within various departments and locations.
  • Coordinate health and safety supplies by ensuring appropriate supplies are identified and purchased in a timely and cost-effective manner and used appropriately​.
  • Monitor, amend and update the organization's handbook with regards to occupational health and safety updates according to Nevada and US federal law. (OSHA, etc.)
  • Support and promote occupational health, wellness and safety department initiatives. Consults with management and executives to create a culture emphasizing the importance of worker health and safety.
  • Assist with preparing and managing the occupational health and safety budget.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to packaged cannabis products/supplies. The working environment can be noisy at times and temperate, the employee must have knowledge of how to manage their own personal safety under these conditions.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time, use hands and fingers for data entry for 8 hours or more, some lifting, squatting, bending, some pushing and pulling.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with early/evening and weekend hours sometimes required as job duties demand.

Travel

  • Ability to travel to multiple locations within the state of Nevada.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible be eligible to work in the U.S
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of related work experience or BS/BA in related field
  • Solid knowledge of Nevada and US federal law and ordinances on fire safety and prevention, respiratory protection, hazardous chemicals, building, electrical, noise pollution and the environment
  • Deep understanding of legal health and safety guidelines
  • Ability to produce reports and develop relevant policies
  • Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Valid qualification in occupational health and safety

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA in occupational safety, safety management or relevant field is preferred
  • Certified Safety Professional

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

  • There is no visa or H1-B sponsorship. Candidates must successfully complete a criminal record screening or FBI Fingerprints requirements.
  • Successful completion of a thorough personal reference check and background check from the Nevada Department of Taxation. Note that any applicant with a violent felony or drug-related offense (Conclusion of sentence, probation, and/or incarceration within the past 10 years) is not eligible to become obtain a dispensary agent.

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.

AAP/EEO Statement

The Source is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.