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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Miami, OK
Human Resources Director
Date of Opening:
December 30, 2022
Starting Pay:
Dependent upon experience

Position Summary

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals.

Essential Job Functions

 Engage the workforce to drive cultural change and accomplish safety performance objectives and targets

 Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements

 Recommend measures to help protect JM Farms employees from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials

 Recommend suspension of activities that threaten workers' health or safety

 Investigate accidents to identify the root cause to determine how such accidents might be prevented

 Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations

 Collaborate with maintenance personnel to institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment

 Develop or maintain hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, and ventilation surveys plans

 Coordinate "right-to-know" programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances

 Conduct safety training or education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment and OSHA awareness

 Analyze incident data to identify trends in injuries, illnesses, accidents, or other hazards

 Investigate health-related complaints and inspect facilities to ensure they comply with public health legislation and regulations

 Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures

 Provide new-employee health and safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations

 Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies

 Work to ensure all employees are actively engaged in safely performing their work, interacting with co-workers to prevent at-risk behaviors, and coaching operations line supervisors to be effective Health and Safety leaders in their respective positions

 Capacity to adapt to changing priorities, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and excel in a complex environment

 Conduct safety audits to ensure safety policies and procedures are being followed and administered correctly

 Ensure company policies and procedures are followed during OSHA or other regulatory inspections

 Performs other related duties as requested

Other Functions

  • Regular contact with all levels of personnel throughout the organization

The ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints is a must  

Train, set responsibilities and standards, and evaluate quality workers

  • Follow all safety policies and procedures
  • Other tasks assigned by manager
  • Professionalism, flexibility and creativity
  • Ability to learn and work under pressure and meet     deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workflow
    Regular and reliable attendance


  • Completion of program or certification for Occupational Safety or a related field
  • Knowledge of Safety and Health roles is required, along with a thorough knowledge       of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching       and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of       training effects
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government       regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic       political process

Communication Skills

To successfully perform the job's essential functions, the employee must be an articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possess excellent communication skills. The ability to professionally and comfortably interact with all personnel levels, including management, supervisory, etc., is vital. The employee will work closely with personnel in their department to ensure work and problem-resolution accuracy.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to various weather conditions. May be required to utilize safety equipment and clothing to avoid exposure to chemicals, moving equipment, noise, and temperature extremes. Hard hats and other required personal protective equipment must be utilized in designated locations. Position involves frequent bending, standing, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching below and above shoulders, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. utilizing proper lifting techniques. Wrist, hand, and finger dexterity is required to operate various equipment and materials. Accommodations may be extended to individuals with disabilities if such accommodations are determined to be reasonable and necessary to permit the performance of the essential functions of this Position.

Working Hours

Working hours are determined by facility management to meet the needs of the business. These may include weekends and holidays.

Dress Code

Appropriate dress and hygiene are essential in promoting a positive J-M Farms image to our customers, both internally and externally. As a result, J-M Farms typically allows a "business casual" dress code, provided that employees are well-groomed, neat, and are dressed appropriately for their job functions. Due to the nature of some positions, jeans and tasteful shirts are allowed. Some work areas have frigid temperatures. Therefore, shirts and hoodies to keep warm are strongly encouraged. Uniforms are available to all employees at their cost payroll deducted. Hairnets and beard nets are required in all harvesting areas at all times. Hairnets, beard nets, and lab coats are always required in packaging areas. Personal hygiene is strongly encouraged.

The above descriptions are not intended to be all-inclusive lists; rather they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.  In addition, it is not intended to be construed as a contract of employment; the employment relationship can be terminated by the employer or the employee, with or without notice, at anytime.