Safety Manager

Job Locations US-IA-Norway
Req No.
Human Resources
Regular Full-Time


**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.

Do you want to work for a company that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and supports your passion for sustainability and natural products?


If so, then Frontier Co-op is for you. Since 1976, Frontier Co-op has been showing the world that Doing Good, Works.


We are currently seeking a Safety Manager to join our team. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.




Plans, implements, and maintains occupational health and safety programs to ensure the highest possible degree of safety for employees. Promotes good safety practices and educates employees.



  • Identifies and coordinates regulatory compliance efforts related to employee health and safety.
  • Performs SDS analysis and maintains a work environment that ensures regulatory compliance by implementing proper handling procedures and determining PPE requirements.
  • Coordinates and conducts employee safety training program in accordance with regulatory compliance. Performs new employee and continuing employee training across the company.
  • Performs safety surveys and inspections, prepares written reports of findings and recommendations for corrective or preventative measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Conducts post-accident investigation and prepares report identifying possible accident causes and hazards for use by company personnel and senior management.
  • Handles any communication or coordination for workers compensation including working with the insurance brokers.
  • Coordinates the implementation of controls from results of hazard analysis. Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommends changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate workplace accidents and injuries. Conducts annual review and training of hazard control procedures.
  • Oversees safety concerns log, ensures new items are added, open items are assigned and prioritized as necessary and continual follow-up to ensure items are being resolved in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for tracking company initiated safety incentive programs.
  • Provides advice and consultation to employees, supervisors, and managers to assist them in maintaining a safe working environment in compliance with safety regulations, standards and practices.
  • Orders first aid supplies and makes purchasing recommendations for safety equipment.
  • Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible and re-use resources when practical.
  • Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training.
  • Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action.
  • Has a critical role in assuring food safety, quality and continuous improvement.
  • Other duties may be assigned.




This job has no supervisory responsibilities.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; and 3 to 5 years related experience managing a safety deparment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. OSHA Certification is required.

DHA certification preferred. Manufacturing Industry experience preferred.
  • Experience with administering a hazardous communication program, including managing and leading an emergency response team.
  • Previous experience with air sampling and monitoring



Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with a variety of people and respond to basic questions in situations where common courtesy and tact are needed.




Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts, and run reports.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within team concept.
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel and database software.




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 is regularly required to sit; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and view a computer monitor or video display. The employee is frequently required to stand or walk and occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.




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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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