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Risk Management Specialist

Posted 2014-01-22
At a Glance –

Shaw's Supermarkets
750 West Center St
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Job Type:
Job (Full-Time)

Job Description

Promote company safety practices through the execution of safety initiative tactics, training, accident investigation/analysis and execution of store level solutions to prevent associate, vendor and customer injuries and reduce related expenses.


Coordinate all safety efforts with the Senior Safety Manager as required.
Conduct unscheduled Safety Culture Assessments of all assigned stores with particular emphasis on poorly performing stores. Review results with store leadership and provide guidance in action plan development to improve safety culture and resulting frequency rate performance. Communicate corrective actions requiring management approval to District and Division Leadership.
Maintain channels of communication, encouraging store and division personnel to express new ideas, suggestions and concerns, reviewing each for appropriateness and further action.
Monitor and assist stores to comply with local, state and federal standards, including, but not limited to: OSHA, General Industry Safety Orders, Fire Codes, 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.
Use Risk Management Information System to track and measure safety performance, identifying exceptions to good performance and influencing the Store and District Leadership Teams to resolve specific problems relating to Leadership, Training, Communication and Environment.
Positively communicate company safety initiatives and conduct training on relevant topics to a variety of groups.
Monitor store accident reporting and investigation procedures and provide instruction as required. Monitor and guide store safety and health team process to aid store teams with holding effective and efficient meetings. Provide training as needed.
Participate in Division staff meetings, store director and department meetings, career advancement training, Risk Management continuing education, claim trend reviews and individual store safety and health team meetings.
Public speaking to groups of various sizes is also required.


Bachelor's degree in related field and/or 1 + year of previous experience in safety, loss control or claims is preferred.
Familiarity with retail grocery operations helpful.
orking knowledge of Federal Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) helpful.
Must be self motivated, able to work independently and possess ability to lead and motivate others to achieve desired results. Deal effectively with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.
Possess excellent communications skill, both written and oral.
Proficient with e-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and general laptop computer use.
Position requires weekly travel to various store locations throughout the division. Incumbent must be able to drive a vehicle, have own transportation and be available for overnight travel.
Incumbent must be able to move freely about the stores including second-story offices, back rooms and production areas.
Requires analytical ability and mental alertness to ensure accurate and thorough completion of work activities and for data interpretation and analysis.
Possess ability to concentrate and deal with frequent interruptions.
Periodically work flexible hours including some weekends and holidays


In the retail stores incumbent may perform any number of physical activities to accomplish assigned duties such as walking and standing (90% of the workday when in the stores), bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to 40 lbs.
Some work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment. Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.
Stooping, bending, twisting, climbing and reaching may be required in completion of job duties. Incumbent must have a valid drivers license and be able to provide own transportation (mileage will be reimbursed).
Division wide travel up to 50% that may require an occasional overnight stay.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.


Hours: Full-Time
Type: Job


Karyn Watts

Company Description

Shaws and Star Market is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every state it operates and is a proud member of the Albertsons family of stores. Shaws is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Throughout five New England states, there are 157 store locations employing approximately 18,000 associates. For more information about Shaws, please visit or connect with us on Facebook at

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