Workplace Health & Safety Specialist

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📅  Posted 14 days ago 📍 United States
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Job Description

Starting Annual Pay ~ $62,000

This role will work from home (WFH), and can be located in any state within the United States where Rise Against Hunger currently operates.


The Workplace Health & Safety Administrator will work to implement, monitor, and report on Rise Against Hunger’s health and safety program to ensure compliance, risk management and overall to ensure the organization maintains a healthy and safe workplace for all employees. They will conduct regular audits to monitor and collaborate with leaders to resolve issues and manage the safety and compliance of Rise Against Hunger people, facilities and equipment.


  • Maintain Health & Safety Programs (HSP)- responsible for the implementation and compliance of the organizations HSP.
  • Tracks safety statistics including drafting annual OSHA logs
  • Promotes safety awareness and culture through a variety of methods including training, newsletter articles, quizzes, emails, safety stand downs, and other communications
  • Coordinates PPE procurement and inspections, manages PPE vendors, and monitors PPE expenditures
  • Organizes internal safety reviews on project sites and in office locations
  • Monitors updates to federal and state health and safety regulations and updates Hanson documentation when required
  • Partners with People Ops to create, monitor, and implement safety programs and training
  • Enhances safety culture through improvements to safety policies, training, and communications
  • Works with key stakeholders to determine safety training needs and coordinate training assignments; utilizes safety training platforms to assign and track trainings
  • Chairs Safety Committee meetings and follows through to implement recommended solutions

30% Facility Risk and Compliance Management

  • Serve as point of contact for incident reporting and submitting claims appropriately to workers compensation, vehicle insurance, property claim, etc
  • Control DOT operating number and renewal process once a year
  • Establishes, adds to/modifies and updates all predictive/preventive maintenance requirements for all Rise Against Hunger locations including heavy machinery PMs, HVAC PMs, Scale calibration and fire extinguisher certificates.
  • Maintenance management of leased and/or owned Rise Against Hunger vehicles
  • Warehouse audit items (scale cert, forklift PMs, HVAC, fire extinguishers)
  • Manage national Pest Control contracts and ensure facilities are receiving services monthly. In the case of a pest control incident, the Domestic Operations Network manager will help troubleshoot with local team
  • Implement Key Control Policy ensuring it is followed when there are departures from the organization
  • Enroll and update FMCSA registration yearly
  • Conduct Quarterly Warehouse Inspection sheets and propose repairs and maintenance to ensure the safety and compliance of the facilities
  • Manage and update Workplace Health & Safety Intranet page and share our information to promote and support programs.

20% Incident Administration

  • Collaborates with People Ops and other stakeholders for injury and illness reporting and post-incident investigations
  • Submits workers comp claims and provides claim support as needed
  • Participate in cross functional projects across the business to effectively mitigate and prevent risk based on incidents that occur

Perform other duties as assigned or become necessary by supervisor.


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Company Overview

Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies. Our organization’s approach to ending hunger centers on mobilizing a global network of hunger champions. Rise Against Hunger meal packaging volunteers produce millions of nutritious meals annually that are then distributed to partners in countries around the world.

Rise Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a workplace without discrimination and harassment of any kind. All candidates will receive equal consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Rise Against Hunger employees can rest easy knowing that their medical, vision and dental insurance premium is on us, along with 65% of their family’s insurance premium. We sweeten the deal with an employer-funded Health Savings Account, to which you can always contribute more to if you like. Our health plan provides support for your physical and mental health including telemedicine.

Along with our health benefits, we also offer Discretionary Paid Time Off (DPTO), which allows our employees to take vacation and health time as they see fit to find harmony between life and work. We offer flexible work schedules and Paid Family Medical Leave to support bonding with your child after birth, adoption or foster placement and during serious health conditions.

Employees are also provided life insurance and long-term disability benefits. Saving for retirement? Don’t worry. We offer a pre- and post-tax 403(b) plan with employer matching of 100% up to the first 3% you contribute to help you save for retirement.



  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year university or college in Business Management, or equivalent and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 2-4 years of experience carrying out responsibilities for a workplace health and safety program with a positive track record of success
  • Hold, or be able to obtain, relevant qualifications, including a Forklift Certification, Driver’s license, and DOT physical
  • Working Knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn Salesforce
  • Experience directing the work of others, including employees, contractors, and vendors
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and influencing skills along with ability to interact with management and to collaborate with peers and other functions
  • Experience performing regular audits
  • OSHA Certified (OSHA 10 training)
  • Experience in non-profit environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time, walk, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally roll or move up to 75 pounds and move pallet jacks of 2,500 pounds utilizing pallet jacks and lifts. The employee will work on a computer and simultaneously use the telephone and must have good hand/finger dexterity. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, night vision and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a remote based position working primarily from home with occasional work in a non-climate-controlled warehouse.


This position requires 40% domestic US travel.