Health and Safety Manager

Compton, CA

At Plenty, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do that. We are an ag-tech company looking for a Health & Safety Manager to provide support at our Compton, CA location.

About Role 

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing Plenty’s safety programs to minimize the risk of work-related accidents and ensure a  culture where employees are aware of and enthusiastically follow safe work practices.  Policy and program development, along with monitoring employees, contractors and third-party vendors for safety culture and compliance, will be key responsibilities.  Reporting to the Senior Health & Safety Manager, with dotted-line reporting to the site General Manager, you will help employees work safely and become a resource for managers, supervisors and employees on Health and Safety priorities.  

Type of Role

Full-Time

What You'll Do

  • Develop and direct emergency response and response planning, being a primary resource for employees and the company during emergency events, including but not limited to fires, earthquakes, personnel injuries and chemical releases

  • Lead the Site Safety Committee where observed hazards, near misses and incidents are discussed,  solutions identified and opportunities for communication on current safety topics are provided.

  • Lead or participate in incident investigations to help determine containment, causation, solution and verification of implemented solutions using plenty’s Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process

  • Apply knowledge of Health & Safety principles and regulations to review equipment, ensuring that new or modified equipment meets team and food safety standards

  • Work with the Training Coordinator to coordinate or conduct Health and Safety training courses which meet the regulatory and safety culture requirements of the site

  • Maintain site Health & Safety compliance documentation including, but not limited to, chemical inventories, Safety Data Sheets, CUPA information and Cal-OSHA logs

  • Provide guidance to and interface with vendors handling Hazardous Waste disposal,

  • Interact with local and state regulatory agency representatives to provide requested information and maintain positive relationships

  • Interact with insurance representatives (Claims adjusters, loss control representatives, brokers) to provide requested information, ensure proper handling of Workers’ Compensation claims and negotiate compliance with recommendations

  • Manage the site Permit To Work process to ensure vendors’ activities are not harmful to Plenty’s employees or their own staff

What We're Looking For 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety or a related field from a four-year college or university 

  • 4 - 6 years of related work experience
  • Past experience in manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biotech or similar industries required

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar certification preferred

  • Highly motivated/self-starter who is able to work autonomously

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment

About Plenty

Plenty is here to change the way people eat, making extraordinary flavor and nutrition more available in a way that's better for people and the planet. We build farms that can put craveable flavor first while delivering exceptional yields. And our produce is always pesticide-free and grown using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water of outdoor farming.