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Safety Manager

Job ID LAS00000267 Date posted 09/21/2019

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS) is seeking a full-time EHS Manager to serve as the designated safety representative for Nevada,coordinating and implementing the SGWS corporate programs as directed by the EHS Sr. Leadership.The EHS Manager reports directly to the VP of Operations for Nevada.The EHS Manager promotes a positive safety culture while complying with SGWS safety standards and maintaining a safe work environment. This includes conducting training, coaching associates on observed work habits, and performing audits as required by SGWS safety standards. SGWS promotes a Zero-Injury culture.

The EHS Manager is required to maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly data metrics to report to onsite operations leadership and corporate leadership. The EHS Manager supports site management’s efforts to ensure compliance with all corporate safety program expectations and applicable federal & state laws. The EHS Manager also conducts risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions under the direction of EHS Sr. Leadership.In addition, the EHS Manager is responsible for recommending and inspiring change for the Operations Leadership through appropriate risk mitigation measures and safety data analysis


  • Assure compliance with all federal, state and local safety, occupational health and environmental regulations including implementing the SGWS safety standards and management systems process.

  • Conduct safety training and implement proactive programs to mitigate employee injuries and illnesses e.g. Stretching for safety and Behavioral safety.

  • Participate as active member of Workers Compensation Team and Incident Investigation teams. Assist team members in developing proactive measures to target incident reductions in both Workers compensation and Auto Liability.

  • Facilitate Division Safety Committee and act as catalyst for assuring corrective actions are taken for items raised by safety committee members.

  • Promote hazard identification and make recommendations for corrective actions. Conduct facility safety observations and inspections on a frequent basis e.g. weekly, monthly, annually.

  • Assist the line organization with incident investigations including coaching and counseling.

  • Apprise operations senior management on safety related issues and regulations which may impact the business.

  • Develop and deliver timely and effective safety initiatives, standards, policies and educational training programs, which proactively address current safety issues and ensure compliance to all regulatory and company Health and safety policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of on line data management tools and the OSHA 300 log/injury records process. Perform trend analysis on information, as required.

  • Work with Facilities and Operations teams, as needed, providing safety input during the planning and execution of engineering and new technology applications to ensure that related safeguards are incorporated which meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Work with Operations & Human Resources team to ensure compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

  • Coordinate deployment of environmental procedures, such as HazMat response, SPCC, Tier II, etc.

  • Acts as the EHS technical resource to all Managers, Employees, Workers’ Compensation, and government officials.

  • Maintain understanding of processes and functional interdependencies. Recognize and escalate, as needed, those issues identified as risks to, or opportunities to improve, division performance.

  • Track and report results, driving for continuous improvement

  • Ability to deliver and complete projects on time.

  • Other duties as required by the VP of EHS.



  • BS/BA in Safety, Health, or related science or a combination of education and experience in the EHS field equivalent to Associates Degree and/or 8-10 years’ relevant experience.

  • Hold the CSP, ASP, ARM, CHMM, OHST, CIH, CHST, CSHM, or other recognized EHS credentials or willing to secure within 3 years of hire date.

  • PIT Train-the-Trainer certified within 1 year of hire.

  • Smith System Train-the-Trainer certified within 1 year of hire.

  • First Aid, CPR & AED trained


  • 8 + years of EHS operational experience with increasing level of leadership responsibility.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing, implementing, and overseeing EHS and Fleet Safety programs.

  • Working knowledge of OSHA /EPA regulations and have background in both incident investigation and EHS training.

  • Strong working knowledge of Worker’s Compensation practices and reporting

  • Working knowledge of Emergency Response and Risk Mitigation.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues in the work place.

  • Automated and Manual work force Distribution Center experience preferred.

  • Experience working with Union and Non-Union associates.

  • Previousexperiencein food & beverage, distribution operations or another fast-paced environment preferred.

Skills and Required Knowledge:

  • Ability to understand, promote and support safety vision change and culture shift modeling.

  • Ability to interpret and be the main point of contact for OSHA and other federal regulation related responsibilities.

  • Effective communication and presentation skillswiththe ability to lead and/or facilitate team meetings such as central safety committee meetings and speak effectively before large groupsofcustomers or employees.

  • Working knowledge ofMS Office products and various internal systems.

  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.

  • Mathematical Skills Ability to calculate figures and amounts

  • To professionally represent and support the company, and its mission statement, with customers, suppliers, vendors and visitors.

  • Knowledge of warehouse equipment operation.

  • Experience in a fast paced, changing/growing organization.

  • Experience leading and managing a team with limited to no supervision.

  • Available to work flexible shifts including days, nights, and/or weekends.

  • This position requires up to 50% travel to sites within the state

Primary Location:United States-Nevada-Las Vegas
Shift:Day Shift

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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