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D'Arrigo California

Salinas, CA 93908

Safety and Compliance Specialist

$28.00-32.00 per hour

Full-time

In-Office

Company Description

D’Arrigo California, is a rapidly growing, grower, packer, and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Salinas, California. Since the day the company was founded in 1923 by Andrea and Stefano D’Arrigo, two immigrant brothers from Messina, Sicily, innovation has been our hallmark. Our customers can confidently look to us for excellence in everything, from seed research and development to entirely new approaches to growing, harvesting, packaging, packing, and shipping.
With third and fourth generation D’Arrigo family members actively involved in all levels of daily business operations, you can be sure that the traditions of being the very best in the business emanate from the top and are carried out by our dedicated family of over 3,500 employees. Each and every day, D'Arrigo California is dedicated to delivering healthy products across North America and throughout the world while maintaining a family-owned, local feel that our customers and consumers have come to embrace and appreciate.

Summary/Objective

Responsible for assisting with ensuring compliance with all company-wide safety and risk management programs. Must be a knowledgeable and efficient hands-on safety resource to all operations company-wide, with the ability to identify safety issues and recommend a resolution to management in a timely manner.

Essential functions: (to include supervisory responsibilities – if applicable)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

    • Manages regulatory compliance by staying up-to-date on changes to safety regulations and ensuring
    that the company remains in compliance with all applicable laws and standards. Liaise with regulatory
    agencies as needed.
    • Assists in maintaining and updating written safety programs for operations and facilities in all
    districts.
    • Works closely with HR management to develop, implement, and update regulatory policies,
    procedures, and programs to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, as well as
    regulations set forth by relevant regulatory agencies.
    • Collaborates with subject matter experts and other stakeholders to assist in the development of
    policies that address relevant safety requirements.
    • Facilitates the approval process for new policies by presenting them to relevant decision-makers and
    ensuring that they align with the company's objectives and values.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for COVID-19-related inquiries and concerns from employees
    and external stakeholders.
    • Ensure that job responsibilities are accurately documented in Standard Operating by collaborating
    with department supervision and stakeholders.
    • Ensures all driver qualification files have current documents, including commercial driver license,
    medical exam or certificate, farm labor vehicle certificate, pull notice, etc.
    • Schedules random drug and alcohol testing and medical exams on a timely basis and ensures
    appointments are kept and documents are received.
    • Reviews the random drug and alcohol testing and medical exam paperwork for accuracy.
    • Ensures all employee safety training records are in compliance with the IIPP.
    • Schedules medical/fit examination appointments for all chemical applicators
    • Establish protocols for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, quarantine, and isolation procedures.
    • Act as a resource person for information and guidance on COVID-19 processes.
    • Conducts interviews with individuals with confirmed or probable COVID-19, discussing symptom
    onset to determine the window of exposure risk for close contacts.
    • Communicates promptly with individuals who have been identified as close contacts to review
    company protocols, including quarantine.
    • Responsible for coordinating all COVID-19 testing
    • Daily follow-up of affected individuals by phone to monitor progress and ensure they have completed
    required or recommended actions
    • Communicates plans of action with department management who have affected employees.
    • Ensures confidentiality throughout the process in a manner that preserves the privacy of all involved
    parties.
    • Identifies conditions that could produce accidents and financial losses throughout the company.
    • Assists with the coordination and execution of the annual corporate office evacuation in conjunction
    with Post Harvest.
    • Maintains employee safety training records in compliance with the Injury and Illness Protection
    Program (IIPP).
    • Serves as a backup to conduct accident investigations, safety inspections, and training as needed.
    • Investigates and analyzes employee/vehicle accident causes, near misses, and hazards to health.
    • Addresses any complaints surrounding safety issues and reports findings to the safety supervisor.
    • Assists with audits and investigations by governmental agencies, including OSHA.
    • Assists in responses to inquiries by governmental agencies by gathering the information needed.
    • This position requires regular driving as an essential job function in overseeing and coordinating
    various aspects of the safety process.
    • Serve as the designated backup for workers' compensation-related tasks, providing support in the
    processing of claims, communication with insurance providers, and ensuring compliance with
    relevant regulations and company policies.
    • Consistent attendance is mandatory.
    • Other job duties, as assigned

    Additional functions:
    • N/A

Competencies

• Communication – Written and Verbal
• Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
• Customer Service
• Detail-oriented
• Multi-tasking
• Teamwork

Working Environment

• Mostly indoor work with occasional outdoor work
• Full time, Monday- Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm with some overtime and weekends

Physical Requirements

• See separate physical requirements document for this role.

Travel Required

• Occasional travel within the US, frequent overnight travel
• No travel to Mexico
• No seasonal relocation for Salinas based position

Required Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, or related field.
• Proven experience in safety compliance or a related role, preferably in the agriculture industry
• In-depth knowledge of relevant health, safety, and environmental regulations.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify potential risks and develop effective mitigation
strategies.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with
diverse stakeholders.
• Knowledge of employee rights and employer responsibilities, pertaining to safety, arising under
federal and state laws, including OSHA and other regulatory agencies
• Possess a strong foundation of knowledge in safety along with pertinent federal and state
regulations/standards and required safety programs.
• Experience with incident investigations, OSHA inspections.
• Operation of standard office equipment, including personal computers, photocopier, fax machines
and software such as Windows, Word and Excel
• Bilingual and biliterate in English/Spanish
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present facts
and recommendations in oral and written form.
• Ability to keep skill set current
• Organized team player who works well with a variety of people with a minimum of supervision
• Thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks
• Valid driver license and clean record

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - The Company assures equal employment opportunity with respect to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, transfers, and promotions. All Company practices will be administered without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of FMLA leave, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law in terms and conditions of employment. Information provided on this application will not be used for any discriminatory purpose.

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.

Expected Hours

N/A

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