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Perdue Incorporated

Bridgewater, VA

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Provides technical and regulatory expertise to assist staff and field personnel in the solution of safety, health and security related issues.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

As a member of the local leadership team provides technical and regulatory expertise for safety, health and security related issues. Interprets OSHA, DOT and NFPA and other pertinent regulations and develops processes and policies to ensure compliance.

Leads development of site safety business plan and reports on both site specific and Company directed KPIs/metrics. Assists in the design and implementation of new plans and processes to prevent injuries and accidents.

Interacts regularly with the hourly work force to promote safety awareness and work to resolve safety issues and concerns. Significant time spent in production and warehouse facilities, interacting with associates in those areas and interfacing with equipment and machinery. Interacts with production planning to initiate and track safety work orders as needed. Member of the Incident Command Team, required to personally respond to, direct and lead emergency response activities. Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to) coaching, training, motivating, making observations, and making recommendations for corrective actions based on observations.

Oversees the Process Safety Management (PSM) program for assigned site(s) to ensure compliance with all elements.

Leads facility security team in managing security processes to include: completion of site surveys, management of security guard force, delivering appropriate training, developing and administering site security practices and policies.

Coordinates various internal auditing processes to ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory standards, policies and/or procedures. Conducts periodic safety, health audits, personal inspections and track findings to ensure closure.

Assists in the design and implementation of local health and safety management system.

Serves as the site’s liaison with the Company’s designated Global Property Insurance Company to provide closure to open recommendations in addition to working with the Company’s Engineering Construction department to ensure all new construction meets property protection specifications. Knowledge of facility’s layout/floor plan, equipment, processes, personnel and associated risks.

Interacts daily with the Occupational Health Nurse(s) in a way that builds a team atmosphere related to worker safety, associate wellness and case management for supported sites. Actively involved in the site’s worker’s compensation program by attending regularly scheduled meetings, providing supporting documentation for claims in litigation and assists the Occupational Health nurse/third party administrator in effectively managing all open claims.

Provides training support to the organization and ensures that all required monthly training is completed as scheduled.

Serves as site’s liaison when outside agencies come on-site to conduct annual assessments, i.e., insurance carrier, local fire department, OSHA, etc.

Investigates all near misses, first aid cases, recordable, lost day injuries and vehicular accidents within 24 hours, as well as track closure on all recommendations. Tracks injury trends and develops action plans to address identified accident trends.

Keeps the management team informed of any safety, health and security related issues and/or concerns identified within scope of responsibility.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements


Bachelors degree in Safety Engineering, Business Management or related field plus 6 – 8 years in a manufacturing environment or in the absence of a Bachelors degree, total experience equaling 14 years. Requires strong leadership skills, able to effectively define safety goals/objectives and develop/execute plans to achieve them. Critical to possess the ability to effectively engage with hourly workforce, technical personnel, governmental/ regulatory agencies and senior management. Proficient in building relationships of trust, drive change and influence others (at all levels of the organization) with an understanding of a Zero Injury culture with Behavior Based Safety expertise being a critical skill-set. Strong written and oral communication skills, including training and presentation experience. Highly developed planning, organization and execution skills. Detailed knowledge of health and safety regulations issued by OSHA, Workers Compensation and other governmental agencies, must include the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and abate findings.


Industrial experience; professional certification; bi-lingual capabilities; expert knowledge of health and safety disciplines as related to food processing. A strong preference for SafeStart experience including program implementation. Process improvement experience with Six Sigma or other lean methodology.


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

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Perdue Incorporated
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Company Profile
Perdue Farms is the family-owned parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products.

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