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Safety & Training Specialist

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location: Wausau, WI, US, 54401

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The Safety Specialist will provide Safety leadership and strategic direction in continuous safety improvement efforts by providing support related to safety and training to production supervisors and management, and will serves as a liaison between the plant and Corporate EHS.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct the safety programs for the site. 
  • Calculate and/or track monthly safety related data.
  • Regularly inspect and review plant operations to assure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Conduct environmental inspections.
  • Conduct and track training sessions.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all safety policies, procedures and practices are reviewed on an annual basis or as changes and updates are required, and are rolled-out in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate Safety Committee meetings, and maintain minutes.
  • Conduct monthly safety audits. 
  • Participate in incident investigations with supervisors/managers.  
  • Ensure monthly chemical inventories are conducted and documented by chemical suppliers. 
  • Coordinate annual hearing testing, evacuation drills, and other regulatory tasks as directed.
  • Assist in development of “task based” LOTO Procedures.
  • Update the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and other clerical tasks related to safety programs.
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce and promote our products and services in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience working with manufacturing processes and related equipment.   
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Applications/Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Work, Powerpoint).
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience implementing safety programs.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene. or related Safety/Environmental/Engineering discipline.
  • 3-5 years of experience leading safety programs.
  • OSHA 10 Hour / OSHA 30 Hour Certification.
  • EPA RCRA Waste Management Certification.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification (Bi-Annual Course).
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification (Tri-Annual Course, Ground Shipments).

Working Conditions

• Work is mainly performed in an office setting, with some time spent in a manufacturing environment
• Occasional exposure to industrial operations including: temperature extremes from approximately 35ºF to 100ºF; noise levels in excess of 85 dB; moisture and moving machinery.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Nearest Major Market: Wausau