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Sysco SYGMA Safety Manager in Lancaster, California


US3223 Sygma Southern California, a Division of The Sygma Network, Inc

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

2 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

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We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


This position will lead the implementation of a prevention focused health and safety program. The position will establish, execute and deliver site-specific programs that supports SYGMA's overall health and safety objectives, including transportation safety and compliance.

Update, monitor and continue the development of company safety policies, procedures, and training programs for new and existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)and Department of Transportation (DOT) issues. Handle all worker's compensation and auto liability claims to completion at the lowest cost and lost time days without jeopardizing the best possible services available.PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Develop effective Health & Safety plans designed to meet operational goals to reduce injuries, accidents, and incidents.

  • Effectively communicate Health and Safety strategy and objectives with Senior Leadership.

  • Accept responsibility for the development, enhancement, implementation, and success of the safety program

  • Continually monitor the safety program and to submit appropriate reports to management on a timely basis

  • Maintain accident records, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • and the Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines

  • Analyze past and current losses for the purpose of prioritizing and directing safety training requirements

  • Direct and assist in the development and writing of preferred work methods

  • Direct and assist in the development and implementation of work practice observation methods and checklists

  • Direct and assist in the development and implementation of safety awareness training for warehouse and transportation supervisors and employees

  • Direct and assist in the development of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs and to select such equipment as necessary to meet the needs of the program

Direct and attend quarterly manager/supervisor safety activities meetings and to assist in the evaluation and direction of the program through the following actions:

  • setting goals

  • evaluating the commitment of managers and supervisors

  • training of managers & supervisors as needed

  • Direct and conduct monthly joint Safety Committee meetings comprised of employees and management and assist in the evaluation and direction of the program through the following actions:

  • oversee and evaluate, on an ongoing basis, the effectiveness of the sub-committees within the Safety Committee

  • recommend changes and/or additions to the sub-committees, as needed, to meet the company’s ongoing safety needs

  • Direct and assist in the development and administration of the safety orientation of new or current employees and the safety training and safe work practices that are in place or developed as a result of the program

  • Direct and assist in the development and implementation of compliance programs such as those required by DOT, EPA, OSHA, FDA, and any state-mandated programs

  • Evaluate and assist in the quarterly safety inspections completed by the OSHA Warehouse Inspection Committee and the OSHA Driver Equipment Inspection Committee, both sub-committees within Safety Committee meetings

  • Direct and oversee the current Accident Investigation Committee meetings and report results and recommendations at the monthly Safety Committee meeting

  • Keep all management, supervisors, and employees informed of all current and ongoing safety activities, including the implementation of SYGMA Safe

QUALIFICATIONSEducationAn Undergraduate degree in Occupational Safety is strongly preferred


2-5 years of experience with safety regulations such as OSHA, DOT, and FDA is required.Physical DemandsWork is primarily sedentary in nature. You must be able to verbally communicate effectively, either by telephone, or one-on-one.Mental/Visual DemandsYou must be able to read text that is close and at a distance with or without correction. In addition, you must be able to perform manual tasks, hear, sit, reach, lift, bend, and interact with others.Working ConditionsMost of the day is spent in an office environment.Equipment OperatedA calculator, copier, facsimile machine, PC, Word, Excel, forklift, pallet jack, and hand cart.

License or CertificationsValid driver’s license and forklift certification.

● Has attained or is working toward certification in safety (CSP).● Other pertinent safety certifications or designations are desirable as well.● Must possess a valid Driver's License and provide proof of liability coverage meeting company standards.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.