Clemens Food Group

  • Safety Specialist

    Job Locations US-PA-Middletown
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    The Safety Specialist will assist in the development of and direction of the implementation of the Company's safety program. This position will recommend measures to reduce or eliminate industrial accidents and hazards as well as monitor and ensure compliance with OSHA guidelines and regulations and established Company policies and procedures.


    Regulatory Compliance Management


    Serve as the technical expert in policies and programs to comply with OSHA regulations


    Review OSHA log and recommend corrections to Safety Manager / Worker Compensation Manager


    Provide required information to the Bureau of Labor Statistics


    Assist with OSHA investigations and OSHA on-site visits


    Develop and update safety training content (PIT, LOTO, etc)


    Facilitate air sampling, review results and coordinate corrective action if needed


    Serve as first responder to emergencies (fires, etc)


    Identify exempt and non-exempt Team Members requiring compliance training for blood borne pathogen, respiratory protection, etc.


    Schedule required safety trainings  annually (fire extinguisher, confined space, fall protections, etc.)


    Maintain and update monthly safety training topics for operations


    Develop, updated and faciliate Farm specific safety training (Animal handling, tractor safety, etc.)


    Audit LOTO procedure database for accuracy and assist in development of LOTO procedures as necessary


    Review all SDS's for new chemicals in the facility and update chemical management system as needed


    Focus on customizing and "implementing" existing CFG safety policies/programs to reflect specific risk at the Farms


    Serve as first responder to emergencies (ammonia, fires, etc)


    Ensure compliance recordkeeping (e.g., hot work permits, confined spaces entry, etc.)


    Maintain and audit HazCom program and make updates as needed


    Perform periodic audit of onsite contractors

    Process Improvement and Program Management


    Serve as technical expert on internal key expectations audits


    Provide training to new safety trainers


    Facilitate onboarding safety training


    Analysis incidence data, prioritize and formulate implementation plan for improvement


    Generate and distribute weekly safety results and provide trending and analysis


    Review, update, and audit new operation SOPs


    Leverage resources with insurance broker/ carrier


    Review new equipment set-up/ layout designs and provide recommendations prior to approval as needed




    Serve as technical resource on Operations safety teams


    Serve as technical resource on fire prevention team


    Benchmark industry and provide recommendations on best practices



    Coaching / Engagement


    Serve as safety resource for Hatfield, Emmaus and Farm locations


    Proactive engagement with Team Members and Supervisors in their work environment


    Coach and support supervisors on safety awareness, day-to-day  observations of safety related behaviors and conditions


    Coach and support leaders of internal safety teams


    Serve as resource for incident investigations


    Audit safety check-list in operation area and provide recommendations as needed


    Gather / share key learnings across organization

    Team CFG


    Participate in panel interviews as safety representative


    Serve as plant tour guide as needed


    Participate in operations meetings as necessary


    Safety engagement with outside customers


    • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Ergonomics or a related field
      Minimum of 2-3 years of applied Health & Safety work experience
      High level of nterpersonal skills to work effectively with others 
      Willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings
      Competency in Microsoft Office Suite.


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