Environmental Health & Safety Olympia, Washington


Position at Empire Packing

Job Title:

Safety Supervisor



Safety Compliance

Reports to: 

Safety Compliance Coordinator








Provides support to the facility management team, supervisors, production supervisors, and other team members.  Provides leadership and coordination of the day-to-day safety requirements of the company.




1.       Provides support to production personnel by maintaining a visible presence on the production floor.

a.       Ensure that all incidents are reported immediately.

b.       Participates and assists in the determining of the root causes of incidents and what corrective actions may be necessary in each case.

c.        Ensure that incident corrective actions are followed up on and completed and solutions are fully implemented.

d.       Coordinates and administers company safety programs to include, but not limited to, the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Emergency Action Plan & Evacuation Procedures, Hazard Communication, Forklift Safety, and Accident & Injury Response and Procedures.

e.       Develops a Site Safety Management Plan (SMP) to ensure a safe working environment for all company employees, contractors, visitors, and the community.

                                    i.      Regularly audits the SMP for compliance and updates it to ensure alignment with laws and regulations.

f.         Provides appropriate safety training to new hires.

g.       Posts safety announcements and guides on company-approved bulletin boards throughout the plant.

h.       Lead or assist with accident or near miss investigations to determine root cause and corrective actions.  Ensure all accidents and near misses are reported and documented.

i.         Participate in the safety committee.

j.         Assist with Post Injury Management with Return-to-Work interactive process with injured employee(s), supervisor and HR Manager.

2.       Regularly reviews all applicable legislation and applicable standards to ensure company compliance.

a.       Informs management of any new legislative matters which could impact production.

b.       Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment and practices, to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.

c.        Keep up-to-date on all company safety policies, OSHA, and other regulatory standards.

d.       Ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained, inspected, calibrated and repaired or put out-of-service as necessary.

3.       May assume other duties as assigned.




§  High School Diploma or equivalent certification

§  Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Human Resources, or related field preferred but not required. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is highly desired.

§  Minimum of 5 years of Health and Safety experience required

§  Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience required

§  Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

§  Ability to speak, read, and write English

§  Good verbal and written communication skills

§  Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

§  Good math skills







May require working on feet for long hours, bending, and stooping.



Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.




Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers.




Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents, products, or operate machinery.




Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds throughout the day.




Must be able to work for long hours in a food processing environment, where it is wet, damp, and cold.  Temperatures are frequently below freezing, and employees are expected to remain in these conditions for the majority of their work days


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The list of essential functions, other duties, mental and physical demands, requirements and licenses is not meant to be exhaustive.  Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to require other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job changes.

 Empire is an equal opportunity employer.