Safety Specialist

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Job Title: Safety Specialist

Company: Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Location: Ellsworth, Wisconsin

Description: Join the always-growing family at Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery as we work with our cooperative of local farmers to create award-winning cheese! Committed to our Team, Craft & Community, Since 1910 The Safety Specialist will develop and implement procedures, guidelines, and equipment to promote and ensure industrial safety and health.


  • Assesses, monitors, and controls industrial hygiene, which includes reviewing long-term effects of chemical exposure, lighting, noise, heat, radiation, and humidity.
  • Provides expert guidance on best practices for identifying and reducing exposure to dangerous conditions.
  • Tours the facility and communicates with workers to identify safety risks and concerns.
  • Drafts reports, highlighting dangerous procedures, machinery, and other risks for management review.
  • Develops and implements safety and loss-control policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements a system to report, monitor, and correct safety problems.
  • Collaborates with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) representatives and internal safety staff during formal plant audits and inspections; documents corrective actions taken.
  • Adopts a proactive approach to providing a safe working environment; provides training and guidance to employees via safety bulletins, documentation, and training meetings.
  • Maintains knowledge of hazard prevention and safety best practices, equipment, and developments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify unsafe situations or potentially unsafe situations.
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical engineering principles and health and safety laws.
  • Extensive knowledge of current company safety policies and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Industrial Technology/Engineering, or related field required.
  • At least three years of experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Certified Safety Professional status preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to traverse entire facility and make visual inspections of safety practices and conditions.

    Hours/Employment Type: Full-Time 

    Salary/Wages: $50,000-$70,000

    How to Apply: Apply here

    Questions? Please contact Michelle Steen (715) 273-4311