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Shaw Industries Inc Safety Specialist in Cypress, California

Job Title

Safety Specialist

Position Overview

Position Overview:

  • Lead and support the Safety, Health and Environmental functions for Shaw Floors’ Regional Distribution Centers (RDCs) in the west US.

    Shaw’s RDCs are involved with receiving, storing, order processing and shipping/delivering floor covering and related materials to customers in their designated service areas.

    They are staffed by one or multiple salaried leaders and Class A/CDL truck drivers, warehouse associates, and office staff. Most locations work multiple shifts daily. These locations currently include:

  • Cypress, CA

  • Union City, CA

  • Portland, OR

  • Seattle, WA

  • Salt Lake City, UT

  • Phoenix, AZ

  • Las Vegas, NV

  • Albuquerque, NM

  • This role is a collaborative effort with RDC leadership/management and other stakeholders at both the plant/local and corporate levels.

  • Job is based in Cypress, CA.

  • Job requires regular business travel. Estimate 1-2 trips monthly on average. Most travel involves visits to RDCs across the West US region as needed or to GA for meetings, training, etc.

    Essential Duties :

  • Partner with RDC leadership and other stakeholders to cultivate and foster a proactive safety culture.

  • Employ a “hands on” approach. Establish an open and effective level of engagement with RDC associates.

  • Ensure that all locations comply with OSHA, FMCSA, DOT and any other applicable federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations, plus all Shaw policies, procedures and best practices.

  • Collaborate with RDC facility management in development and implementation of all applicable plant specific and widely shared/universal EHS elements.

  • Facilitate and/or conduct internal audit process to monitor conformance to EHS requirements and to drive continuous improvement.

  • Serve as the liaison between facility management and Corporate Risk Management.

  • Coordinate and lead Incident Investigations related to associate injuries, near misses, accidents/incidents, property damage, security, etc. Ensure the completion of all action items related to investigations with the facility management team.

  • Utilize Shaw’s EHS “toolbox” and Risk Management IS systems to promote an effective safety culture and behaviors. Ensure RDC leaders and associates understand and utilize these resources fully as well.

  • Apply metrics/data as needed for analysis to identify and address improvement and performance opportunities.

    Non-Essential Duties:

  • Perform other related and applicable duties as assigned.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to bend, reach above one’s head, and occasionally lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

  • Must be able to work on a computer for up to 8 hours per day.

  • Must be able to stand, sit, or walk for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to drive an automobile.

    Other Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 2+ years EHS experience required. 4 year degree preferred. Experience with Transportation Safety, FMCSA, DOT, Smith System Defensive Driving preferred.

  • Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred.

  • Possess self-motivation and organizational and time engagement skills required for high achievement. Possess the capability to effectively prioritize work and multitask.

  • Capable of working with and taking direction from multiple management associates. .

  • Must have knowledge of or capability to become proficient in all standard Google and Microsoft applications.

  • Must be able to work off shifts as necessary.


    Build Trusting Relationships

    Initiate Action

    Deliver Compelling Communication

    Demonstrate Inclusive Leadership

    Build Customer Satisfaction

    This position is located and works out of Cypress, CA


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Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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