Health and Safety Director - Produce

  • Negotiable
  • USA
  • Food & Beverage

As the Health and Safety Director, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing all health and safety policies and procedures within our greenhouse facilities. You will play a critical role in ensuring a safe working environment for all employees and compliance with all relevant regulations and standards. Your leadership will drive our commitment to safety and health excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Policy Development and Implementation:

    • Develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive health and safety policies and procedures.
    • Ensure all policies and procedures comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
    • Regularly review and update health and safety protocols to reflect changes in regulations and industry best practices.
  2. Risk Assessment and Management:

    • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential hazards in the workplace.
    • Develop and implement strategies to mitigate identified risks.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of risk management strategies and make necessary adjustments.
  3. Training and Education:

    • Design and deliver health and safety training programs for all employees.
    • Ensure all employees are aware of and understand health and safety policies and procedures.
    • Keep abreast of new health and safety training requirements and ensure timely compliance.
  4. Incident Management:

    • Lead investigations into any workplace accidents or incidents to determine causes and implement preventive measures.
    • Maintain detailed records of incidents and follow up on corrective actions.
    • Report incidents to relevant authorities as required.
  5. Compliance and Auditing:

    • Conduct regular health and safety audits to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and company policies.
    • Prepare and present reports on audit findings and recommendations to senior management.
    • Ensure timely implementation of audit recommendations.
  6. Employee Engagement and Communication:

    • Foster a culture of safety and health within the organization.
    • Communicate health and safety information effectively to all levels of the organization.
    • Encourage and facilitate employee involvement in health and safety initiatives.
  7. Emergency Preparedness:

    • Develop and maintain emergency response plans and procedures.
    • Conduct regular emergency drills and ensure all employees are trained in emergency response.
    • Coordinate with local emergency services as necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a health and safety leadership role, preferably in agriculture or horticulture.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or equivalent certification is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations and standards.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Proficiency in using health and safety management software and tools.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Chris Baldwin Principal Consultant - Consumer
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