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Supervisor, Safety Learning & Development

Date:  Oct 31, 2022

Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4B 4W6

Global Industrial

For over 70 years Global Industrial has been an industry leader providing private label and brand name industrial equipment and supplies to businesses throughout North America.

We carry over 1.7M industrial, material handling and business products that are sold through our website, corporate sales people and full color catalogs. We are constantly increasing our product offerings to meet the diverse and changing needs of our customers. Our customers include small to large corporations, institutions and government agencies as well as consumers.

Key Responsibilities

•    Promote positive safety and learning culture through all your actions and activities.
•    Direct oversight and leadership in all safety and L&D programs within DC
•    Investigate and resolve compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through audits, investigations proactive risk analysis and corrective actions. 
•    Work with operations management to implement Safety and Learning improvements including but not limited to safety Kaizen events.
•    Work with operations management to implement investigation through the Root Cause Corrective Action process
•    Oversee documentation to comply with Global Industrial and OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations
•    Upkeep of Safety Management Systems & L&D management systems
•    Train and oversee supervisors to perform safety observations, audits, corrective action 
•    Perform specific safety training as required, to include but not be limited to Hazard Communication, Powered Industrial Truck, DOT HazMat and Root Cause and Corrective Action investigation and reporting 
•    Oversee site hazard waste and universal waste programs
•    Conduct train the trainer courses and participate in training as required
•    Report noncompliance with any local state and government EHS requirements
•    Responsible for having a working knowledge of all distribution center positions and duties 
•    Responsible for classroom and initial hands-on technical training of all non-exempt DC employees in all aspects of their position 
•    Responsible for the development of or assisting with the development of technical training materials, Work Instructions (WI), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Best Method Guides and the maintenance of all technical training and SOPs 
•    Responsible for SOP validation and on-floor observations –partner with Operations to ensure process execution and SOP’s are aligned. Partner with Operations to retrain employees when SOP’s are modified 
•    Creates hands-on facilitators guides, modules, test and quizzes for all existing and new associates 
•    Facilitate classroom and on the floor training on processes, systems, safety, and ergonomic techniques 
•    In-depth knowledge of local warehouse training and cross training needs 
•    Develop and maintain training tools, including worksheets, templates, matrix, and reports 
•    Be the subject matter expert on the work instructions related to your training alongside your trainees as required 
•    Facilitates delivery of training material to all new and existing associates 
•    Provides individual coaching and motivation to trainees on progress and performance 
•    Ensures a seamless transition from training to the live production floor 
•    Coaches and reinforces front-line employees and leadership in applying skills learned in training 
•    Work as a team with all members of the operation to meet company training and quality goals 
•    Provide reporting on effectiveness and progress of the training experience, and offer recommendations for improvements 
•    Work to continually improve attrition and reduce turnover with thorough training programs.

Competencies and skills

•    Minimum of 2 years in an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) related field or bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
•    Bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent experience, preferably in a safety related field
•    Knowledge of regulations specifically 29 CFR & 49 CFR 
•    Experience using Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel in a professional capacity ·
•    Experience maintaining confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel 
•    Strong communication skills (verbal and written)  
•    Positive & professional attitude 
•    Available to work flexible hours as needed including all shifts and weekends
•    Passion for safety, learning and development
•    Must be able to work in a warehouse environment 
•    Ability to gain consensus and work with multiple departments simultaneously

EEO/AA Statement

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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