Distribution Center Safety Coordinator - Sumner

Posted Date: Jun-10-2021

Job ID: 20444

Job Function: Distribution Center

City: Sumner

State: Washington

Store: Distribution Center WA

Remote Eligible: No



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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by ensuring that the company follows all applicable federal, state, and local laws pertaining to safety and health. In addition, this individual will investigate work related injuries, property damage incidents, and recommend appropriate corrective measures. The Safety Coordinator will be able to conduct and ensure that all employee safety training is completed in accordance with OSHA training requirements. The Safety Coordinator must be able to mentor and coach individuals to achieve desired results. Responsibilities include supporting the Facilities Manager with communication of company policies, procedures, and announcements, adherence to company policies, and escalation of issues to manager level and HR as required. This job also models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.
  • Helps Identify company safety and environmental training needs and assists in developing and coordinating safety and environmental training programs.
  • Ensure compliance with all company and government policies and regulations, including OSHA.
  • Assists in preparing and supporting written safety and health programs and policies.
  • Participates in new equipment/process reviews, including process hazard analyses, operator training, etc.
  • Supports personnel in the selection of appropriate protective equipment.
  • Maintains safety library and materials (e.g. videos, regulations, reference manuals, training and other electronic material).
  • Educates employees on how to prevent injuries and safety issues though use of safety programs.
  • Assists as necessary in implementation/support of a Hazcom, Hazwoper, and Hazmat  programs 
  • Reviews process-operating procedures/records and provides input for safety and health considerations.
  • Understands federal and state safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur.
  • Maintain safety records and documents by the applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Audits practices and records of the various departments to ensure compliance with company programs and federal/state safety and health regulations.
  • Reviews accident and incident investigation reports and follows up as necessary.
  • Identify deficiencies and provides direction to implement plans for continuous improvement.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Maintains ongoing relationships and serves as member of the Safety Committee to represent departmental and/or overall company interests; communicates Company needs and expectations internally or externally; provides review, input, and recommendations as appropriate. 
  • Assists in the preparation of annual department business plan and budget; recommends changes to systems, policies, and practices and maintains the departmental standard operating procedures. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 3+ years of experience in the safety
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Science, preferred
  • Ability to present training material and knowledge
  • OSHA certification, preferred
  • Management skills including organizing, planning, evaluating of DC operations
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include all 24 hours of the day at various times throughout the 7 day week
  • Intermediate skills in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NEW YORK CORRECTION LAW
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.