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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Chicago Heights, Illinois
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Health & Safety Manager

South Chicago Heights, IL


Provide safety and health support to personnel, by developing safety and health programs and objectives. Coordinate safety programs and monitor safety and health regulations to ensure compliance with Federal and State safety and health regulations.


  • Prepare, maintain, update and implement written safety and health programs and policies in compliance with all State and Federal regulations.
  • Identify, develop, coordinate and conduct safety training and programs in compliance with all State and Federal regulations.
  • Administer and maintain required OSHA documentation and records.
  • Participate in incident investigations including co-ordination of incident reporting procedure.
  • Manage workers comp program including initial reporting and subsequent injury management.
  • Responsible for food defense and site security.
  • Responsible for investigating and resolving any food packaging safety problems identified and reported by any other employees and also responsible for notifying plant management of same.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all employees follow company GMP, sanitation, pre-requisite programs chemical control and food safety plans and policies.
  • Participate in new product/process reviews including process hazard analysis, operator training, etc.
  • Support engineering department in implementing engineering controls to minimize safety and occupational hazards.
  • Promote safety and health awareness through internal company newsletter, specific training programs and five-minute weekly safety talks.
  • Perform monthly audits to ensure practices and records are in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Administer and provide training relative to various safety programs.
  • Participate in safety audits of other Winpak plants as requested.
  • Chair and administer the safety committee.
  • Maintain and update SDS sheets as needed.
  • Organize industrial hygiene sampling as needed.
  • Coordinate environmental training and compliance.
  • Attend corporate safety conference bi-annually.
  • Attend one training conference yearly, to enable more in-house safety training.
  • Maintain safety training tools (ie. Videos, regulations manuals, newsletters).
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • In the incumbents absence these responsibilities will be transferred to the Senior Human Resources Manager or designee.


  • Must be trained in and follow company policies on GMP, sanitation, pre-requisite programs, chemical control and food safety plans and policies.
  • Certified OSHA 501 General Industry Outreach Trainer and/or Certified OSHA 30 Hour in order to provide training to others for attainment of OSHA 10 Hour card.
  • Certified Food Defense Coordinator
  • Experience in OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) administration.
  • Must be competent to carry out food packaging safety and quality responsibilities.
  • Skilled in providing employee training.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Good Communication, Interpersonal and Organization Skills
  • Ability to Multi Task
  • Strong Decision Making Skills
  • Good Computer skills e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Hours of work are as necessary to accomplish the position’s responsibilities, which could include evenings and weekends.


  • 3-5 years supervisory / management experience in Safety and/or Environmental, Health, & Safety department within a manufacturing environment.
  • BS in Environmental Health & Safety, or related field.


50 percent office environment, 50 percent manufacturing floor environment.  Floor environment includes heights, noise, and working around equipment.  The office environment has low noise level.




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