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Safety Manager

Location:Port Washington, NY
Benefits:Paid time off, 401k, Medical & Dental coverage and much more.
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Risk Management
Description:Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) is a Fortune 1000 company and leading retailer of brand name and private label products, including personal computers, notebook computers, consumer electronics, computer-related accessories, technology supplies and industrial products.

We make it easy for our customers, with our multi-faceted marketing and distribution that feature e-commerce websites, catalogs, retail stores and direct sales representatives. The over 4,000 people we employ are dedicated to serving our customers across North America and Europe.

• Formulates, develops, and coordinates all safety and loss control functions of the organization.
• Designs and directs a program to reduce accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards through safety-training of all managers, planned inspections, and emergency preparedness.
• Develops and implements systems, policies and procedures that comply with all governmental regulations including local, state and federal OSHA and EPA rules.
• Manages the participation in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections, providing inspectors with appropriate documents and identifying safety measures.
• Oversees the administration of workers’ compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time.
• Direct the documentation, investigation and analysis of all incidents, injuries, illnesses and near misses to reduce legal exposure and ensure corrective action is taken.
• Take leadership role in implementation of worldwide safety best practices.
• Coordinates with VP, Risk Management and Risk Management Analyst on emerging product liability issues for the organization’s private label product exposure
• Reviews and analyzes front end vendor vetting for private label products within the organization. Including reviewing compliance documents, factory inspections, business and vendor background.
• Works with customer service and operational colleagues on customer service reporting of private label incidents. (Works in parallel with new Product Manager/Attorney).
• Works with operational group, legal and RM to help facilitate the vetting of private label vendors.
• Works with HR, legal counsel, and VP of Risk Management on settlement of WC cases, including large loss settlements.
• Works with Property carrier on property site evaluations and recommendations and helps coordinate remediation/recommendations, where appropriate.
Qualifications:• Requires a bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Sciences or related field.
• 7+ years direct safety and health experience, claims management skills, knowledge of regulatory requirements, including OSHA and DOT.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively advise operations on the implementation of effective safety management systems for accident prevention.
• Strong computer & software skills; experience with Microsoft Office.
• Ability to effectively multi-task, and manage competing priorities with tight deadlines.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present recommendations to management.

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