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Posted: March 20, 2018
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Program Manager
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

The Department of University Safety and Assurances seeks an Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Program Manager. This is a permanent Non-Teaching Academic Staff position.
The Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Program Manager will implement and manage a full range occupational health and industrial hygiene program to identify, evaluate and control hazards, while also addressing research safety and hazardous waste management at off-site locations.

Duties & Responsibilities
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
• Manage, plan, coordinate and implement a full range Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Program for identifying, evaluating and controlling occupational health hazards.
• Receive, evaluate, and act upon requests for on-site industrial hygiene or occupational health consultation.
• Provide training as requested or necessary to inform and educate researchers, faculty, staff and/or students about appropriate and applicable occupational health information.
• Evaluate written industrial hygiene and occupational health programs. Develop new programs as warranted.
• Perform IH/OH investigations of accidents occurring at UWM related to workplace exposures or occupational health programs
Research Safety (Laboratory Safety and Biosafety)
• Provide guidance, leadership, coordination, management, and training in all aspects of Laboratory, Chemical and Biological Safety programs for UWM off-site research and teaching facilities.
• Conduct annual laboratory inspections and prepare reports for Lab Supervisors and Principal Investigators Assist departments and leadership to implement corrective actions.
• Assess the adequacy of controls and inform appropriate departments if corrective actions are warranted.
• Develop and present training programs for faculty, staff, students and visitors to teaching, research and collaborative laboratories.

Hazardous Waste and Environmental Management
• Manage the hazardous, universal and medical waste disposal program for UWM off-site research and teaching facilities in accordance with appropriate state and federal regulations.
• Maintain the off main campus buildings chemical, biological and hazardous material/waste inventory and assess proper labeling, handling, minimization, disposal, and storage programs in those facilities.
• Coordinate and implement the scheduling, collection, packaging, transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
• Provide training to faculty, staff, and students on proper waste handling procedures.

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Management, Public Health, Engineering, Science, or related fields
• Minimum of 3 years of total experience in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, or related fields
• Demonstrated experience managing an industrial hygiene program and performing assessments including sampling indoor air quality and other exposure monitoring utilizing specialized instruments
• Demonstrated experience with chemical/research safety and related regulations, compliance programs, and/or research/field operations and equipment experience
• Demonstrated experience conducting inspections/investigations, report writing, hazard assessment and mitigation techniques, and control
• Demonstrated experience developing and presenting environmental, health and safety training programs
• Demonstrated ability to travel using one’s own means or via institution transportation as necessary to ensure prompt response to accidents, incidents and inspections at the various locations
Highly qualified candidates will also have:
• Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
• Certified both Safety Professional (CSP) and Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
• Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
• Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Management, Public Health, Engineering, Science, or related fields
• Current 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training
• Minimum of 6 years of experience in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, or related fields with at least 2 years of experience managing an industrial hygiene program and performing assessments including sampling indoor air quality and other exposure monitoring utilizing specialized instruments
• Demonstrated experience with biological safety

How to Apply
Interested individuals can apply online at:
Application Deadline: 4/18/18

Posted: March 20, 2018
Risk Manager and Safety Officer
City of Milwaukee

Under the direction of the Employee Benefits Director, the Risk Management and Safety Officer is responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating all aspects of employee safety programs, and providing advice, guidance and facilitation for all general City departments on how to address and resolve employee safety issues and concerns.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Provide guidance and direction to general City departments regarding areas of concern related to worker safety, accident prevention, and loss control; recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, and/or materials.
• Review, identify and coordinate safety training interventions to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and to address and respond to employee safety concerns.
• Work with the Milwaukee Police Department to identify opportunities to share data, resources, or educational materials to address safety needs and concerns of City departments.
• Review and study industry best practices in relation to increasing worker safety, minimizing exposure, and controlling costs; develop comprehensive policies, procedures and training programs to address department-specific operational and safety functions.
• Review and monitor departmental safety initiatives and plans along with injury data analysis and identify areas for improvement; collaborate with departmental representatives to ensure implementation of key initiatives.
• Initiate and implement City wide safety policies and programs to ensure worker protection and the ability to respond to critical incidents.
• Ensure that City departments are complying with federal and state requirements and guidelines regarding site inspections, job hazard analysis, and training.
• Analyze and track the City’s worker’s compensation and safety data metrics and trends in order to develop strategies to assist the City in effectively managing risks and loss control.
• Work with various departments to increase the importance of the Risk Management Model and ensure the success of safety strategies and initiatives. Expand the Risk Management Model to other City departments as warranted.
• Oversee communication of safety and trend data in the Accountability in Management (AIM) process and at various council committees. Compile statistical data and prepare reports as needed on a variety of risk related topics of interest to City Administration and Departments.
• Assist in the development and implementation of systems to provide for better reporting and management of risk and safety information in order to minimize the disconnect between experience at the department level and expenditures in DER’s budget.
1. Bachelor’s degree in in occupational health, safety, human resources, labor, or business management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
2. Four years of job related experience assessing safety and performing risk management functions within a multi-functional organization, including implementation of safety and risk management plans.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.
IMPORTANT NOTE: College transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. Transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Student/unofficial copies are acceptable; however, your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date completed.
• A Master’s degree in occupational health, safety, human resources, labor, or business management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
• Knowledge of principles and practices relating to occupational safety, employee safety, risk analysis and accident prevention.
• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding employee safety; site inspections, job hazard analysis, and training.
• Knowledge of loss control methods, principles, and techniques.
• Knowledge of common occupational and environmental health hazards.
• Knowledge of effective training methods.
• Ability to conduct research and perform surveys effectively.
• Data research, collection and analysis experience including the ability to apply statistical techniques to data.
• Ability to coordinate and oversee organizational safety and training awareness.
• Ability to design and develop a safety training program to reflect the City’s departmental needs.
• Ability to design, develop, coordinate, and implement safety and environmental compliance policies and procedures.
• Ability to read and interpret a wide variety of materials, including periodicals, legislation, policies, reports, and technical publications.
• Ability to identify problems, potential loss situations and make appropriate recommendations.
• Ability to work well independently.
• Ability to function as part of a team.
• Ability to proficiently use spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
• Written communication skills, including the ability to draft and edit policies, proposals and correspondence.
• Oral communication and presentation skills.
• Interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish working relationships with City officials.
• Skill in policy analysis.
• Ability to effectively resolve issues and problems.
• Ability to use sound judgment.
• Ability to perform under pressure, manage multiple priorities and to work within tight time constraints.
• Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and accomplish work within deadlines.
• Honesty, integrity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Milwaukee Police Department reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.
INITIAL FILING DATE – The examination will be held as soon as practical after Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

How to Apply
• APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting,
• If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
• The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Apply by April 10, 2018

Posted: March 14, 2018
Safety & Occupational Health Specilist
Lavelle Industries, Burlington, WI

Lavelle Industries, Inc., a leading rubber and plastics manufacturer for the plumbing industry, located in Burlington, WI, is actively recruiting for a Safety & Occupational Health Specialist. This is a key and highly visible role that will support the Operations team in the administration of safety policies and continuous improvement to reduce risks to the safety of our employees.

This role will report directly to the Burlington Plant Manager and will work closely with the Operations Management team pioneering safety education, policy administration and providing leadership in safety-focused improvement projects.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Tracking and ensuring compliance for all local and state environmental reporting
• Tactical ownership for establishing and executing the annual Safety plan
• Leadership of several continuous improvement project team
• Remain current with changes in state and local requirements
• Review industrial accident reports and work with Supervisors to complete corrective actions and ensure effectiveness
• Advise our Engineering team of ergonomic standards for new equipment purchases or work cell design
• Establish standards and timing for periodic safety testing and training

• Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety preferred or equivalent experience
• 2 – 5 years manufacturing experience required
• Knowledge and understanding of State of Wisconsin environmental reporting requirements
• Experience creating and presenting safety training
• Proficient in MS Office Applications

How to Apply
Please email your resume to:

Posted: March 12, 2018
Safety and Training Manager
Spring Foods, Inc., Eau Claire, WI

Silver Spring Foods is the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish. We’ve been adding “zing” to food for over 85 years. We take pride in the products we make and believe in the enrichment of people’s lives. We provide farm-to-table mustards, sauces, and horseradish products. Our state of the art manufacturing facility, private label experience, and production versatility position Silver Spring as a premier co-packer.
The Safety and Training Manager will develop, implement and monitor programs and procedures to ensure overall plant and company safety, ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. Creates and promotes a Companywide safety culture. Also responsible for delivering training to new and existing employees in assigned areas in a timely and efficient manner. Administers Document Control Process and ensures proper management of all policies and procedures and associated monitoring and trainings.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Plans, implements and coordinates programs to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries
• Demonstrates a high visibility and positive attitude in order to establish an effective and responsible safety culture.
• Compiles, analyzes, interprets and reports statistical data related to safety and health issues
• Administers company safety programs
• Develops policies and programs to ensure regulatory compliance with all federal, state and local laws and guidelines, including OSHA and EPA
• Conducts incident and near miss investigations and evaluates information to identify significant hazards and loss trends. Identifies and recommends preventive measures and corrective actions.
• Manages workers compensation claims process
• Performs regular on-site reviews of operations and facilities to include: physical inspections of grounds, buildings, equipment and operations (including farming operations); identifies hazards and incidents of regulatory non-compliance, and recommends corrective measures
• Develops appropriate courses and leads all safety training initiatives for all departments and all levels of employees
• Ensures all personnel training and corrective action follow up is completed
• Oversees employee Return-to-Work program
• Monitors information on regulations and requirements related to hazardous materials and agents.
• Investigates and evaluates new safety equipment for appropriateness
• Conduct regular plant safety audits
• Assists in the development and maintenance of Company training curriculum
• Trains personnel and/or maintains all training records on critical food safety and quality requirements
• Works with all departments to establish and maintain the Company’s Documentation Program.
• Maintains a comprehensive, organized filing system and computer dataset for all documentation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Management, Human Resources, Training or closely related area
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Safety Management and/or Training role in a manufacturing environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety program management and statistical reporting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety and regulatory standards (OSHA, EPA, NFPA, DOT, FMCSA, FTA, WC)
  • Demonstrated experience in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages
  • Full understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation preferred or other certification in safety or health
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within document control management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required, with the demonstrated ability to work with teams and provide training, both individually and conduct large group presentations

How to Apply
Interested individuals can apply online at or contact Denise Escher at 715-830-9672.

Posted: February 28, 2018
Safety Consultant
Kestrel Management, Madison, WI

Kestrel Management is seeking an experienced professional with a strong safety compliance background to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess a deep knowledge of industrial safety procedures and how safety relates to process improvement to help our clients proactively manage their operational safety-related risks. The Safety Consultant will possess a strong understanding of OSHA requirements, as well as experience assessing, developing, and implementing OSHA safety programs in an industrial setting.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Perform safety compliance program assessment, development and standardization
• Conduct assessments, training, and coaching for safety performance improvement projects
• Perform safety compliance assessments and implement follow-up corrective actions to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
• Conduct incident investigation and root cause analysis
• Work with a team to assess, design, implement and audit safety management systems and programs
• Design safety performance metrics to drive continual improvement
• Apply quality and process improvement methods and tools
• Support other Kestrel professionals to effectively manage and deliver projects
• Effectively steward and build client relationships leading to repeat business

• Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety preferred
• 3-5 years relevant experience working in safety for industry/manufacturing (chemical industry experience a plus)
• Strong knowledge of OSHA safety standards and programs
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing, and a variety of computer skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Planning and organizational abilities
• Willingness and ability to learn and use technology – hardware and software – to meet client’s needs
• Willingness to travel, both within the U.S. and to international locations; must have or be able to obtain a valid passport after employment begins

How to Apply
Please forward a resume to:

Posted: January 4, 2018
Safety Representative
Appvion, Appleton

Duties & Responsibilities

• Assist with the development, implementation and sustainability of effective safety systems, processes and programs designed to minimize risk, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce losses.
• Provide leadership and direction to research lab and headquarters associates to ensure continuity of established practices.
• Coordinate the Appleton campus safety efforts and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, company policies and procedures.
• Support the company safety management system and data management systems.
• Drive employee participation and involvement in safety programs.
• Investigate and evaluate safety risks and report data trends to develop risk elimination/reduction efforts and strategies.
• Act as the Chemical Hygiene Officer responsible for monitoring and improving the chemical hygiene plan.
• Assist with the development of leading safety performance indicators and perform data analyses and reporting.
• Provide support to the incident evaluation process and perform causation trending analyses.
• Develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of company safety policies, procedures, and processes.
• Measure, audit, and evaluate the effectiveness of the company/site safety system.
• Actively monitor and interact with employees to promote safe performance outcomes.
• Oversee the coordination and performance of industrial hygiene functions.
• Assist with the administration of employee safety and health training and education (develop lesson plans, conduct training, and coordinate annual training schedules)
• Provide improvement recommendations for safety, health and security processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to effectively minimize risks.
• Assist in the administration of OSHA regulations and applicable national consensus standards, including regulatory interpretation, and implementation of regulations and standards. Ensures timely and accurate reporting and recordkeeping.
• Provide safety and health support to high performance work teams.
• Support site security processes.
• Develop and publish safety and health communications.
• Provide support to the onsite Emergency Response Teams.
• Keep current with applicable safety regulations and best practices in safety and health management.
• Practice daily continuous improvement in all aspects of work, emphasizing problem solving and sharing with others.



• BS in Environmental, Health, and Safety or related field.
• Demonstrated ability to build teams and work in a team environment
• Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating safety and health processes and programs.
• Self directed with strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize as needed.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to interact with all levels of management and hourly personnel.
• Proven leadership skills with the ability to achieve results.
• Proficient in the use of computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point).
• Practical experience with the use of safety data management systems preferred.

How to Apply
Interested individuals can apply online at or contact Heather Birr at 920.991.7648


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