Safety Specialist

Job Location: 
Chicago, IL

Our client is seeking a Safety Coordinator for their Chicago location. This person should be an assertive, decisive, action-taker who provides leadership and support to the facility in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.  The Safety Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and execution of the facility’s Occupational Health and Safety Program and will continually strive to support the Company’s goals to provide and safe and healthy workplace to all of its employees.



Provide coaching related to all safety and health matters to the facility’s management team with emphasis placed on front line supervision

Assertively manage post-incident matters including incident investigations, post incident action items, Worker’s Compensation claims and Early and Safe Return to Work initiatives.

Conduct various types of periodic inspections and audits of the facility, departments and specific equipment/positions in order to identify unsafe hazards and/or conditions

Facilitate and attend monthly union/management Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings, providing guidance and expertise on safety and health matters.  Ensure that all action items resulting from meetings are followed up on through to completion

Facilitate and attend monthly union/management Joint Health and Safety Committee plant audits, providing guidance, coaching and direction to JHSC members on relevant safety auditing fundamentals.  Ensure that all action items resulting from JHSC audits are followed up on through completion.

Develop and facilitate various training programs including, but not limited to, orientation, mobile equipment, crane, material handling, hazcom, as well as several others as required

Maintain exceptionally detailed documentation pertaining to all safety and health matters including incident reports, risk assessments, Workers Compensation documentation, OSHA 300 logs and other documentation as required

Provide regular progress updates to the Director of Health and Safety through various methods including basecamp, Intelex, email reports, and other methods of communication

Performs other duties as assigned.



Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of relevant experience, manufacturing or safety experience is a plus 

Exceptional project management skills

Training program facilitation and management

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively work with all levels of employees 

Strong organizational skills

Ability to maintain security and confidentiality of sensitive documents and personnel information

Experience using Excel, PowerPoint, Word and general technological savviness is required

Workers Compensation Claim’s Management experience and knowledge of OSHA is a plus


Recruiter Name: 
Stacy Forsyth
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 241
Manufacturing & Engineering

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