Safety Administrative Assistant

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Lancaster, NY 14086
United States
Job Description

Owned by 250+ family farms, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is a food and beverage company that has offered innovative, award-winning, high-quality dairy products since 1965. Our progressive cooperative’s success is based on a commitment to quality in everything we do that extends to every stage of operations, from our farms to the consumer. Our product offerings include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms®, Bison®, Milk for Life®, and Intense Milk® brands.

Safety Administrative Assistant

The Safety Administrative Assistant will support the implementation of existing Safety Management Operating System (SMOS) to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illness.  Responsible for playing a key role in supporting the health and safety goals of the organization. 

Weekly Tasks

  • App Space Communication Boards – Observe and track functionality to provide a summary of status.  Help communicate with Safety Managers regarding content we are looking to post, etc.

  • Oversee the implementation/documentation associated with the Safety Management Operating System information for 8 locations and Distribution operation.

  • Following up on Safety Action items that are outstanding and/or past due dates.

  • Managing Alchemy lists and emergency

Monthly Tasks

  • Managing new Alchemy users being onboarded at corporate office.

  • Verifying that each plant updated the Safety Scorecard in Teams by the required date.

  • Running Alchemy metrics for plants regarding Learning Plan Training implementation.

  • Helping put together the Quarterly Safety Meeting presentation. 

  • Following up with Safety Managers on continuing education goals and presentations/webinars which may be assigned.

  • Checking documentation with plants on Mechanical Integrity inspections that require follow-up and actions.

  • Verifying that monthly AED and Fire Extinguisher inspections are performed and documented in Lancaster.

  • Verifying with each Safety Manager that AED inspections are completed each month.

  • Assisting with LO/TO procedure development.


To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience

  • General understanding of OSHA’s General Industry regulations preferred.

  • Excellent organizational and motivational skills

  • Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the health, safety, and environmental field

Pay: $18-$21.50/hr. 

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.