Safety / Food Safety
Albertsons Companies24 reviews - Bellevue, WA
Position Purpose: This role is a dual reporting role supporting the Safety
and Food Safety Departments. This position will assist the Food Safety
Manager in administering all food safety and sanitation activities in
assigned division to ensure compliance with established laws, regulations and
corporate and division policies and procedures; maintain the standards for
safe food and a healthful environment for all customers, associates and
vendors. Additionally, this position assists in the collection and analytics
of data as directed by the Director of Safety. Works closely with field
operations teams to coach, manage, and audit store safety.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Conduct
frequent and unscheduled food safety and sanitation audits of assigned stores
Review audit results with key store personnel and provides
assistance to correct deficient conditions. Communicate inspection
results to the Legal Department and/or division management for follow-up and
support. Monitor and assist stores to comply with local, state and federal
food safety and health standards, including personal hygiene and hand
washing, temperature control of potentially hazardous foods, cross
contamination control, pest control and chemical use training. Regularly
communicate with Division staffs on bio-security issues and developments.
- Stay abreast of regulatory
requirements for food safety and store sanitation. Monitor regulatory
inspections and provide direction to stores for the resolution of noted
deficiencies. Provide regular updates to the Manager/Director of Food
Safety of all regulatory trends and actions that impact the business.
Review recall bulletins which have a health hazard classification for
accuracy and completeness.
Ensure distribution of and adequate response to health
hazard recalls through the Division Recall process. Review store sanitation
evaluation reports provided by pest control and sanitation supplies vendor
representatives. Implement plans to address noted deficiencies to ensure
compliance with Company policies and applicable health regulations. Assist
as requested with investigations of food-related illness claims to determine
and implement corrective action.
- Participate in division staff
meetings, store director and department meetings, and career advancement
program training meetings. Prepare food safety and sanitation
discussion topics for weekly sales messages and division meetings.
Introduce and administer individual store, district and division food
safety and sanitation incentive programs. Monitor Food Safety and
Sanitation self-inspection and record keeping requirements including
service deli hot case temperature logs, training verification forms, and
store food safety and sanitation green binders.
- Assist in preparing food safety
and sanitation and pest control summary reports for store, division and
corporate personnel. Oversee all safety efforts within assigned area.
Review Safety results with Dir Safety, District Managers and provide assistance to correct deficient conditions.
Recommend to District Manager corrective actions requiring management
- Recommend action steps to Store Management
teams at Safety and Food Safety opportunity stores. Maintain channels
of communication, encouraging store and division personnel to express
new ideas, suggestions and complaints, reviewing each for
appropriateness and further action. Monitor and assist stores to
comply with local, state and federal (OSHA) safety and health standards,
including, but not limited to: General Industry Safety, Uniform Fire
Code, Life Safety Code, Employee Right-to-Know, Community Right-to-Know,
Hazardous Waste Disposal, Lockout/Tagout, Powered Industrial Truck
(PIT), Emergency Evacuation, Ergonomics and OSHA Recordkeeping. Review
Safety Tracking tools to track and measure safety performance,
identifying exceptions to good performance and working with Safety Director
and District Managers to resolve specific problems relating to Safety
Training, Safety Committees, Accident Investigations,
Floor/Equipment/Premise Maintenance and on-site Safety Surveys.
- Train and mentor Store Safety
Coordinators Monitor training of new employees with respect to safety
policies and procedures. Determine need for additional or renewed
training, considering new exposures, repeat offenses, and return to work
following an industrial injury. Conduct group training seminars as
needed to address relevant training topics. Participate in Safety
Improvement Process meetings with injured workers, Store Management
Teams and District Managers as appropriate to coach and advise employees
with ongoing past history of work injuries.
- Oversee store accident reporting
and investigation procedures and provide instruction as required.
Partner with Associate Relations to recommend disciplinary action
against store personnel responsible for flagrant safety, reporting or
recordkeeping violations. Monitor store safety committee activities to
ensure that meetings are efficient and effective. Provide training as
- Participate in store director and
department meetings, career advancement training, Risk Management
continuing education, claim reviews and individual store safety
committee meetings. Public speaking to groups of various sizes is also
required. Other activities identified by Dir Safety and District
Managers to include surveys, special projects, reports investigations
and training classes. Qualifications: The following are preferred:
Education Level: Degree in public health, environmental health, food
science, or equivalent experience Experience
Level: 1 2 years experience or education in food handling,
sanitation, or public health preferred Must obtain all professional
licensure required by local law or regulation.
- Familiarity with grocery retail
experience preferred Previous training and auditing experience
preferred Experience as Store Safety Coordinator, familiar with
current Safety Programs preferred Working knowledge of Federal
Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) preferred Skills and
Experiences: Must possess ability to motivate others to achieve
desired results. Deal effectively with a wide variety of people on a daily basis. Strong analytical skills required
for data interpretation and analysis. Computer skills in
word-processing and spread sheet software preferred.
- Possess excellent communication
skills, including oral and written plus the ability to speak effectively
before groups. Must be able to interface effectively with a wide
variety of personnel. Possess ability to communicate concepts, systems,
procedures, etc., in a training environment. PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:
Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
- Must sit, stand or walk for
extended periods of time. May spend long periods of time at desk or
computer terminal. May use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and
other office equipment in the course of normal
workday. Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in
completion of job duties.
- Workday is fast paced, some evening and weekend work may be required.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 85%+ of time is spent traveling. Disclaimer: The
above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed by associates assigned to this job
classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so
is committed to complying with all local, state, and federal regulations. AN
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