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Sr. Safety Representative


South Bay, FL, US

Req ID:  27116
Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America’s first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from farm to table.  We are America’s first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States. Our renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy that powers our sugar operations, which helps us reduce our use of fossil fuels.  Florida Crystals also sustainably farms rice, sweet corn and other vegetables in rotation with our sugarcane.  Our rice mill is the only rice mill in Florida. 



The Sr. Safety Representative is responsible in an oversight capacity for optimizing the safety and health processes within the local organization. This individual will lead the safety and health efforts within the plant, working closely with corporate and plant personnel to maximize the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the safety and health efforts. The position of Senior Safety Representative  reports directly to the Plant Manager and has the responsibility to lead the implementation and evaluation of critical safety processes, programs, and procedures to achieve goals, objectives, and continuous improvement related to compliance as well as injury reduction.


Responsibilities / Duties

  • Monitor and maintain compliance with the requirements of federal & state OSHA requirements and applicable consensus standards.
  • Provide relevant content and subject matter expertise to support:
    • Required safety related training
    • Effective implementation of safety programs
    • The prevention of accidents through incident investigations, site assessments, associate communication and data analysis
  • Define plant safety goals to align with corporate business objectives. 
  • Work in a team environment where responsibilities for injury/illness prevention, compliance assurance, safety auditing, incident investigation, and employee training are incumbent on both the leadership team and the individual.
  • Implement, manage and monitor all corporate safety and health programs and processes across the plant.
  • Work with the management team and employees to instill a genuine culture of safety awareness and responsibility across the organization.
  • Provide regular status reports regarding the safety program to the Senior Manager of Health & Safety and the Plant Manager.
  • Lead employee engagement efforts including oversight of safety committees and the company’s behavioral assessment process.
  • Serve as an active member of the Corporate Safety Network Committee.   Occasionally travel to other company locations as a member of an assessment team or to serve as a subject matter expert regarding resolution of a particular issue.
  • Work closely with the Human Resources Department, and, where appropriate, the Third Party Administrator (TPA), to review and monitor workers’ compensation claims costs and develop plans to minimize active claims.


Core Competencies

  • Minimum of five years of occupational safety and health experience in industrial operations.
  • Must have strong knowledge of federal, state (Florida) and local regulations as well as relevant consensus standards (e.g., ANSI, NFPA).
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Management Experience.
  • Return-To-Work Program Management Experience.
  • Behavioral Safety Auditing Experience.
  • Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Experience.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Quantifiable leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams as well as coach and train employees.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (to include but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.
  • Must have established interpersonal skills with a proven ability to reach agreement with others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects effectively and develop and deliver public presentations.
  • Proven ability to lead, supervise, and make decisions.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidentiality matters.
  • Proven ability to be proactive, self-directed and highly organized.


Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or a related field from an accredited university or college.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification is a plus.


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami