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NEIL ASSP 2022-2023 Candidates for Elected Office

Hello NEIL ASSP Members,

Below I am proud to present our candidates for the NEIL ASSP Chapter Elected Offices in 2022-2023.

President Elect

Luis Hernandez Jr, CHST

Director of Safety & Human Resources

Gurtz Electric

Gurtz Electrics’ Director of Safety & Human Resources, Luis Hernandez Jr has over 10 years of experience managing safety and working in Construction and Electrical industries. Luis is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a BS in Applied Science and an Associate in Construction Management. He is also a certified Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), and Gurtz Electric has received Platinum/Gold safety awards from Constructsecure. 

Secretary

Claire Obuchowski, CSP

Senior EHS Specialist

Motorola Solutions

Claire graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health and has over 12 years of experience in the Environmental Health and Safety field. Claire attained her Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification in 2015. She is currently a Senior EHS Specialist with Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg. Claire has been active with ASSP since 2013, and served as the NEIL Chapter Website and Job Chair from 2015-2018, NEIL Chapter President-Elect from 2017-2018, and NEIL Chapter President from 2018-2019.

NEIL ASSP 2022-2023 New Board Members

Hello NEIL ASSP Members,

Below I am proud to present our nominees and volunteers for the NEIL ASSP Chapter Board Non-elected positions in 2022-2023.

Membership Chair

Mike Themansen

Vice President of Safety and Health

Clune Construction

Before joining Clune in 2015 Mike Themanson, Clune’s Vice President of Safety and Health had worked in all fields of construction safety – heavy and highway, utilities, and high rise commercial. During his tenure, Mike has played a major role in the transformation of Clune’s safety program and culture, and development of the firm’s successful national safety department. In his role, Mike ensures that Clune has a safety program that allows it to exceed safety requirements. As Vice President of Safety and Health, Mike has grown Clune’s safety department across the country. He considers seeing those he has brought on and mentored also flourish in their careers at Clune one of the best aspects of his job.

He is an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the Chicagoland Associated General Contractors (CAGC).

NIU Student Section Chair

Matthew Hoffman

Safety Supervisor

Bulley & Andrews

Matt Hoffman is a Safety Supervisor for Bulley & Andrews overseeing commercial, residential, education, and masonry projects throughout the country. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Engineering Technology (Environmental Health & Safety emphasis) from Northern Illinois University. While at NIU, served as President for NIU American Society of Safety Professional’s Student Section and Team Captain on the Baseball Team.”

Chicagoland Safety & Health Conference Chair

Richard Petitte, MS, CSP

Principle Consultant

RMP Environmental Health and Safety Group

Richard is Principle consultant at RMP Environmental Health and Safety Group,
LLC. He provides a wide range of Safety and Industrial Hygiene consulting
services applicable to the commercial, industrial, manufacturing and
chemical/pharmaceutical sectors. He has also led EHS audit teams that are
responsible for global EHS audits. He has extensive experience in Human
Factors, ergonomics, EHS Management systems, machine guarding, industrial
hygiene studies, noise surveys, spill response training, and corporate EHS
support

Safety Manager – Grecian Delight|Kronos Foods

Grecian Delight | Kronos Foods Corp is a leading manufacturer of Greek and Mediterranean foods for foodservice, national chain and retail grocery, specialty, and warehouse club businesses. We have in Illinois with 2 facilities in Elk Grove Village and one in Glendale Heights, IL. GDK manufactures and distributes specialty meats, flatbreads, dips, spreads, and sauces. 

The Safety Manager will support our Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety in the development and implementation of programs, practices, and procedures to reduce the frequency and severity of accidental loss in workers’ compensation.  Our EHS team ensures Company compliance with federal, state, and local regulations designed to protect the human, financial, and physical assets of the Company; creates a Company-wide safety culture through safety training, risk assessments, and behavior modification programs.

This person will maximize organizational and capital resources to achieve customer satisfaction, productivity, schedule adherence and economic goals, ensure effective team development and develops culture of respect throughout the operation.

We are seeking a rockstar who can led by example, get out with our associates and leadership and be a safety champion! 

How to Apply: Please apply through the link: Click Here!

Requirements

What you need to Have…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health, Engineering, Management, or related field is required
  • 3+ years working in a manufacturing environment; preferably out of a GMP industry
  • Coursework and training in occupational safety requirements and OHSA guidelines
  • Communicates details of safety procedures clearly to employees
  • Detailed knowledge of OHSA and EPA guidelines and strong leadership skills
  • Exhibits ability to think practically and creatively to implement the best safety practices
  • Responds quickly and efficiently to emergency situations and remains calm in a crisis
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the specific tools, machinery, or equipment used in the specific place of work
  • Exercises caution and alertness at all times
  • Possesses strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Bi-lingual Spanish a plus

Why Grecian Delight | Kronos Food Corp

Our people are our greatest asset. We value the well-being of our employees and provide exceptional benefits. We know you should like where you work and have created an environment that fosters creativity and friendship, here are some reasons you should consider the GDK Experience!

  • Medical, Dental and Vision options for you and your family – we offer packages for you and your family, all packages are ACA compliant!
  • Matching 401(k) Plans with immediate vesting
  • Life, AD&D, Short and Long-term Disability Programs
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Grecian Delight | Kronos Foods Corp is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Risk Management Services Trainee – Philadelphia Insurance

At Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), we are always looking for talented team players to join our high-energy work environment. We are looking to grow our team and assist our internal and external customers by providing risk management consultative services through development of our talent. We invite you to complete an application and submit your resume to us for the opportunity to join our team!

How to Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Peter Kim at peter.kim@phly.com and/or apply through the link: Apply Here!

Summary:

  • 12 month training program, including formal instruction, self-study, and on the job/field experience
  • Provides risk management support to external customers and internal stakeholders – underwriting, marketing, and fellow risk management staff
  • Contributes, under supervision, to risk assessments and service plan implementation
  • Assist Management and RMS Consultants with various projects for department and regional improvement

A typical day will include the following:

  • Formal instruction modules and self-study training modules; content includes safety and risk management fundamentals, commercial insurance basics, and consulting strategies
  • Conducts onsite risk assessments with senior consultant – initially as an observer, transitioning over time to taking the lead on these customer site visits
  • Responsibilities during onsite risk assessments includes: documenting fundamental facts and observations, analyzing exposures and controls, developing/delivering recommendations for risk improvement, and providing positive marketing of Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • Participates and/or takes the lead on risk management projects
  • Learns risk management and loss prevention program for specific PHLY products and applies knowledge to routine surveys of those products
  • Supports and learns about relevant safety legislation and regulation as well as current loss experiences for a given product area

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Sciences, Engineering or related field/equivalent desired
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong analytical skill
  • Ability to build and maintain business relationships
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

Senior Risk Engineering Loss Control Consultant – Zurich

We are seeking a Senior Risk Engineering Loss Control Consultant with multi line Risk Engineering experience to support the Middle Market Underwriting Business Unit. This role reports to the Midwest Regional Risk Engineering Manager (me). This is a work from home role ideally positioned in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin. Will also consider applicants in other areas of the Midwest. This role includes a company car with 35% – 50% expected overnight travel.

Contact: peter.ruvalcaba@zurichna.com

Apply: https://www.careers.zurich.com/job-invite/79407/

Website: https://www.zurichna.com/risk

Engineering Loss Control Consultants:

  • Perform field engineering risk assessments and risk improvement services for prospect and bound accounts. This most often requires travel where necessary but primarily within the region. Some work may be accomplished virtually.
  • Provide engineering support to underwriting teams and attend client/broker meetings as needed.
  • Manage account risk portfolio and provide account level engineering to meet underwriting requirements.
  • Provide advanced property and casualty consultative services to customers, identify exposures with significant loss potential, investigate cause/effect of major losses and review/assess property/casualty management program effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement customer service strategies that reduce losses and improve customer operations.
  • Monitor property and casualty services to ensure delivery is proper, on-time, and cost effective.
  • Assist in marketing Zurich resilience solutions, and risk transfer insurance products in conjunction with underwriting professionals and agents across company business segments.

Final candidates will be subject to a Motor Vehicle Record background check as this position includes a company car.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience within the Risk Engineering area OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience within the Risk Engineering area AND
    • Experience with Microsoft Office
    • Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Fire Science, Health and Safety, or related degree
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)
  • HPR Property experience
  • Industry experience in manufacturing, life science, or technology sectors.
  • Account oversight experience as a Loss Control/Risk Engineering consultant with middle market or large customers property and casualty lines of business and programs. (Auto, General and products Liability, Worker’s Compensation, Property, SIR, Guaranteed Cost, Large Deductibles).
  • Capable of managing and coordinating safety services for middle market and large customers with multiple locations.
  • Knowledgeable in safety management programs that control workplace hazards, educate employees, and promote safety awareness/accountability.
  • Able to conduct safety training with large and small groups at all business levels.
  • Strong communication and results-oriented consultative skills.
  • Outstanding collaboration skills

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

Safety Manager

Employment Type : Full time / Direct Hire

Location : La Grange, IL

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Manage Company safety policies/procedures/safety manual

Revises, updates/maintains safety manual (review OSHA, make changes to the manual, update changelogs)

  • Develops/approves policies for specific work activities, tools/equipment (write policy/procedure for new equipment in accordance with OSHA/applicable standards)
  • Develops/approves letters of variance for site specific issues (reviews policy, tools/equipment for options)
  • Attend joint safety committee meetings (Work with NECA/IBEW in development of NFPA70E compliant energized electrical work policy & other policies and procedures)
  • Create training and roll out programs for new policies/procedures (select training materials, review OSHA/Company/industry standards, draft/review training)

Manage injury/incident reporting/investigation/claim management

Approves/develops/manage injury/investigation reports (create report forms, complete first report/cause map/incident investigation report/supplemental information documents)

  • Track/report/record injuries requiring medical treatment (maintain injury/incident log, OSHA 300 & 300a, monthly CFO reporting, individual incident reporting, determine recordability)
  • Report major incidents per OSHA requirements (contact OSHA within 24hrs for specialized incidents)
  • Report/track/manage report for work related injuries (report to workman’s comp, track workers comp cases, maintain reports from claims management)
  • Track/report company labor hours/incident rates (receive data from payroll and process data for reporting to OSHA, CEO, CFO, department heads, prequalification for construction bidding)
  • Manage/Track claims within insurance guidelines (OCIP’s/L&I)
  • Manage EMCOR ACTS system (weekly employee counts, monthly labor hours, reporting and tracking of injuries/near misses/ environmental releases/ property damage/vehicle incidents/regulatory agency visits/subcontractor incident)
  • Manage Return to work/modified duty claims (Document/process/coordinate return to work and modified duty work, as well as manage claim support for such cases

Develop/approve/document/revise/provide training about safety measures/equipment/ processes

  • Develop/approve/select safety training programs (determine need/create/locate training materials on specific safety subject matter)
  • Develop/revise/provide/manage safety orientation program
  • Track maintenance of training records for Company workforce (electronically track/maintain/archive safety training records)
  • Source 3rd party training courses as needed (locate trainers for specialized subject matter)
  • Manage scheduling/documentation of health exams and fit-testing
  • Update safety training management systems for clients third party verification systems (ISNET & Veriforce)

Develop/approve/revise/audit safety hazard assessment documentation completion processes

  • Modify/develop JSA forms (build forms specific to task/site)
  • Develop/revise/maintain project/site safety plans (create safety plans based on scope, update as required by GC/owner)
  • Create/modify/revise/approve job health risk assessments (create/submit to client or GC)
  • Create silica work plans (Site specific plan for the control of silica hazards)
  • Reviews/audits site job hazard analysis programs (periodic reviews using Iauditor without notice)
  • Reviews/revises safety hazard assessments plans/documentation per client requirements (based on individual job requirements)

Work with Clients/GC’s/Site managers to correct site issues

  • Perform/assign Job walks (periodically done with clients/GC , inspecting overall or specific criteria)
  • Attend meetings (weekly safety meetings, client incident review, root cause analysis, “lessons learned”, project kick-off, safety stand-downs, division manager, various other work process meetings)
  • Develop best practices/protocols with clients/GC & local unions (using technical data/resources/industry experience/”tribal knowledge”/legal standards/consensus standards)

Other duties as required

  • Assist in business continuity planning (perform risk-assessments, hazard evaluations, develop mitigation plans)
  • Safety committee (co-chair)
  • Manage/issue confined space equipment/plans/training
  • Manage/issue high voltage/NFPA70E safety equipment (provide training, maintain equipment/consumable parts, track equipment locations and calibrations/certifications)
  • Manage/issue 4-gas meters and calibration equipment (provide training, maintain equipment/consumable parts, track equipment locations and calibrations/certifications)
  • Assist in supply ordering for all company safety equipment (collaborate with purchasing/site personnel to obtain best product for positive safety outcome)
  • Evaluate/test/standardize PPE
  • Assist in problem solving in safety issues companywide (collaborate with field personnel/management to address safety challenges/opportunities)
  • Provide first-aid/medical transport/triage
  • Manage industrial hygiene programs companywide (lead, asbestos, silica and other hazardous materials as required)
  • Manage/Coordinate Drivers Alert program Contact and obtain response from driver, and respond in Drivers alert system
  • GPS Insight monitor (Monitor GPS tracking of selected company vehicles)
  • PDX Authorized signatory
  • Administer and audit I.S.O. 9000:2015 operations work instructions relating to safety.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • BSc/BA in safety management or relevant field is preferred
  • Minimum 5-10 yrs of experience in a professional safety role; proven successful experience as a safety manager preferred
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Preferred
  • OSHA 500 certifications
  • Experience writing Health And Safety Plans (HASP’s) and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s).
  • Deep understanding of occupational health and safety guidelines/regulations
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction industry, federal, state, and city environmental and safety regulations and practices.
  • Ability to do public speaking, for safety training purposes.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, in good standing.
  • Training in ISO, Six Sigma or comparable quality control program a plus.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, (i.e. Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Working knowledge of project and financial software a plus.

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES

The requirements listed below are representative of characteristics and demonstrated capabilities sought to perform this job successfully.

  • Ability to draft accurate reports and develop policies applicable to legal/industry standards
  • Good knowledge of data analysis and risk assessment
  • Excellent organizational and motivational skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities – especially public speaking
  • Must have the ability to make quick yet sound decisions.
  • Must build positive working relationships with multiple levels of employees, management, suppliers, and customers.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to company values.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must have the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in English, cooperate, and collaborate with multiple levels of customer, employees, unions, government agencies, vendors and suppliers, and other contractor organizations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, see, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to travel to various field/office locations. The employee must have the ability to navigate around job site locations.

Occupational Health Nurse II (Contract)

CorTech is seeking four Occupational Health Nurses for our client located in Gurnee, Illinois. This position is paying $48.75+/hr.

Contract position 3+ months.

For immediate consideration, please email tharper@cor-tech.net

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide occupational health services including treatment and care to site population (i.e., First Aid response etc.)
  • Manage a diversity of programs and systems. Includes the management of all employee injuries and illnesses, associated workers’ compensation cases, medical surveillance programs and protocols, logs and screenings.
  • Manage all medical supplies.
  • Coordinate Corporate occupational health and safety programs.
  • Conduct applicable employee training and participate in various site teams and Emergency Response.
  • Work with Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and HR Staff.
  • Work closely with all site employees, Managers and Supervisors.
  • Aggressively pursue a reduction in Workers’ Compensation costs through effective case management, return to work and other effective prevention programs.

Qualifications:

  • Years Experience: 2-4 years
  • Bachelor’s degree and current RN license required

ASSP Region V – Governance Changes & Survey

Hello NEIL ASSP members,

By now, you may have heard that there is a proposal to update ASSP’s governance. Earlier this year, a board-level task force examined industry research, trends, and association best practices to develop a recommended proposal that has been approved by the Board of Directors. This proposal calls for ASSP to transition the House of Delegates to an at-large advisory group. This shift, apparently, would align with legal guidance and association best practices, emphasize inclusivity, and position the member-driven advisory group to inform and influence the Board. In addition, this agile infrastructure would allow ASSP to protect and effectively manage our assets, while the versatility in daily operations would safeguard our long-term viability.

Before this change is implemented, however, we would like to hear questions and thoughts from our members that you may have concerning this proposal.  Below is a short survey asking for your opinion concerning the governance change as well as allowing you to communicate to us what questions and concerns each of you may have. 

ASSP Governance Survey

For more information, please see the video below and visit the ASSP governance information page: https://www.assp.org/about/assp-governance where you can find explanations and links to email questions.https://www.youtube.com/embed/VPIixJhk6b0?feature=oembed

Further discussion of this governance change will occur during the House of Delegates meeting on September 28th, but the vote itself has been pushed back to give us more time to gather additional data and feedback.

Thank you for your time, we are grateful for your commitment to ASSP.

Safety Manager

Our Story: We take pride in our heritage but we have emerged to market with new purpose. We are a modern global food company…still making the best gyros on the market, but also so much more. Today, we make it easy to offer new and familiar fare, by providing BOLD, on-trend, specialty proteins. We bring excitement to authentic world cuisine.

With the recent merger of Grecian Delight and Kronos Foods Corp., our goal is to rejuvenate the restaurant and retail space. The support of our combined innovative processes, products, and inspired teams will create a well-versed collaborative work environment, to which will support our growth and success in the food manufacturing space. We strive to find the best talent to assist in guiding our exponential growth.

About The Role:

· Full time

· Salaried

· Located in Glendale Heights, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL

· Mid to Senior level position

· Reports to Chief Human Resources Officer

Objectives of this Role:

The Safety Manager inspects work areas, products, and employee work habits to ensure that everything is in compliance with OSHA rules and environmental safety guidelines, and makes changes to improve the safety of the workplace when necessary.

· Designs and implements safety programs for all workspaces.

· Stays up to date on state and federal workplace safety regulations.

· Trains new employees and contract workers on all safety programs and safety work rules.

· Runs informational meetings for employees regarding proper health and safety habits and procedures at work.

· Identifies health and safety hazards.

· Recommends ways to improve health and safety in the workplace.

· Writes up reports detailing health and safety issues.

· Presents reports and suggestions for improvement to executive leadership.

· Fields inquiries from employees about proper safety procedures.

· Responds to on-site emergencies and accidents.

· Investigates on-the-job accidents and assists Manager in writing up reports.

· Identifies root causes of each accident and devises strategic plan to remedy those problems.

· Monitors work place on a daily basis to ensure all activity meets safety compliance.

· Conducts official audits of the all work areas, including production area, warehouses and office.

Requirements:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health, Engineering, Management, or related field is required.

· Certificate in Safety Management (CSM) is required.

· Three+ years working in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred.

· Coursework and training in occupational safety requirements and OHSA guidelines is required.

· Communicates details of safety procedures clearly to employees.

· Pays close attention to detail.

· Demonstrates detailed knowledge of OHSA and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines.

· Demonstrates strong leadership skills.

· Exhibits ability to think practically and creatively to implement the best safety practices.

· Responds quickly and efficiently to emergency situations.

· Remains calm in a crisis.

· Demonstrates knowledge of the specific tools, machinery, or equipment used in the specific place of work.

· Exercises caution and alertness at all times.

· Possesses strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

Contact:

Jess Carlisle

HR Analyst

One Kronos Dr | Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Office: 224-353-5390

Senior Casualty Risk Engineering Consultant

Location(s): AM – Chicago, AM – Illinois Virtual Office

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Apply Here

Zurich’s Large Casualty Risk Engineering team is seeking a Risk Engineering Consultant with multi line Risk Engineering experience to support the Large Casualty Underwriting Teams. This is a work from home role ideally positioned within the Greater Chicago area. In this role you will service customers with IL, IN, MI and WI. This role includes a company car with 25% – 50% expected overnight travel.

Risk Engineering Consultants:

  • Perform field engineering risk assessments and risk improvement services for prospect accounts and bound accounts. This may be done virtually but often requires travel where necessary but primarily within the region.
  • Perform field engineering risk assessments and risk improvement services for prospect accounts and bound accounts. This may be done virtually but often requires travel where necessary but primarily within the region.
  • Provide engineering support to underwriting teams and attend client/broker meetings as needed.
  • Manage account risk portfolio and provide account level engineering to meet underwriting requirements.
  • Provide advanced casualty consultative services to customers, identify exposures with significant loss potential, investigate cause/effect of major losses and review/assess casualty management program effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement customer service strategies that reduce losses and improve customer operations.
  • Monitor casualty account engineering services to ensure that delivery is proper, on-time, and cost effective.
  • Assist in marketing Zurich Resilience Solutions, and risk transfer insurance products in conjunction with underwriting professionals and agents across company business segments.

Final candidates will be subject to a Motor Vehicle Record background check as this position includes a company car.

The role will be filled at the Risk Engineering Consultant or Senior Risk Engineering Consultant level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.

Basic Qualifications:

Risk Engineering Consultant

  • Bachelors Degree and 3 or more years of experience within the Risk Engineering area

OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience within the Risk Engineering area

AND

  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Experience working in a team environment

OR

Senior Risk Engineering Consultant

  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience within the Risk Engineering area

OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience within the Risk Engineering area

AND

  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Health and Safety, or related degree
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation
  • Industry experience in manufacturing, health science, technology.
  • Account oversight experience as a Loss Control/Risk Engineering consultant with large customers casualty lines of business and programs to include: Auto, General Liability, Worker’s Compensation, Property, Products Liability, SIR, Guaranteed Cost, Large Deductible, and Collateral.
  • Capable of managing and coordinating safety services for large customers with multiple locations.
  • Knowledgeable in safety management programs that control workplace hazards, educate employees, and promote safety awareness/accountability
  • Able to conduct safety training with large and small groups at all business levels
  • Strong communication and results-oriented consultative skills
  • Outstanding collaboration skills
  • History of working successfully in a team environment
  • High degree of proficiency in using computer and related software or systems

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Voluntary COVID-19 Mask & Vaccine Questionnaire

Hello ASSP NEIL Members,

With the Delta variant causing increased COVID-19 positivity rates, some companies are considering implementing mask and vaccine mandates. To make an informed decision, these companies are seeking information on the current state of mandates in other companies and have asked our chapter for any information we can provide.

This is a voluntary and anonymous questionnaire!

If you would like to provide information, please click the link below.

Mask & Vaccine Questionnaire

Industrial Hygienist, Risk Control, Global Risk Solutions

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That’s why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you’ll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.

Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” by Great Place to Work® US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT” on IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 2020 list.

Under limited supervision, our Industrial Hygienist provides consulting services, primarily related to industrial hygiene specialty area.  Conducts extensive research, data collection and evaluation and analysis in order to make recommendations to control customer’s source of occupational disease risk, loss and/or costs.

Apply Here

Responsibilities:  

  • Evaluates occupational disease exposures for underwriting and policyholders.  Able to triage assignments and facilitate consulting services in an orderly manner.
  • Uses IH sampling equipment effectively to conduct comprehensive quantitative OD assessments.
  • Understands strategies and methodologies to control OD risk via hierarchy of controls.
  • Conducts extensive research and data collection to identify source of risk, loss and costs. 
  • Compiles facts from on-site visits, databases and systemic evaluations of operations to assess existing practices, determine severity/frequency of problems, to identify gaps and solutions. 
  • Assesses and benchmarks performance against internal and industry standards.  
  • Interprets and analyzes data to determine best course of action that satisfies risk service needs. 
  • Utilizes advanced software applications and research to help find innovative and cost-effective solutions to customers risk service needs. 
  • Conducts cost-benefit analysis to determine how and when a recommended improvement at customer’s facility/operation will pay off.  Investigates cause and effect relationships. 
  • Organizes data into a format which can easily be presented to customer.  Prepares and presents technical reports which outline action plan for improved practices and control measures.
  • Maintains effective partnerships with customers.  Learns about customer’s business in order to identify risk management objectives and needs. 
  • Ensures accurate and concise communication and mutual understanding with customers.  Keeps customers informed of status of services, support material available and outside resources relevant to identify customers’ safety concerns.
  •  Participates in training and development of customers.  Oversees implementation of program(s).  Provides technical support to assist with implementation of actions plans. 
  • Actively pursues professional development efforts to better meet customer expectations.
  • May actively participate in acquiring new business by following up on leads and presenting proposals to potential customers.
  • May consult with service directors and management for larger accounts to develop IH service plans.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in math, engineering or related areas (or equivalent) and
  • At least 5 years of directly related consulting experience in loss prevention or progressive safety/heath field. Candidates are typically working towards (or obtained) an advanced degree and/or professional certification in one or more of the following areas: CSP, ARM, CRM, CPCU, CIH, or CPE.
  • Advanced knowledge, skills and experience in a specialized field, service planning and delivery, risk assessment, risk analysis, solutions management and progress measurement.
  • Fully effective interpersonal, writing and other communication skills required to develop and maintain relationships with customers, peers, and industry contacts.
  • Demonstrated ability to retrieve and enter information using various proprietary software applications and create/modify documents and complex spreadsheets using Microsoft Office suite.
  • Position requires regular travel.

Featured Benefits:

  • Health
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • DentalVisionDisability Insurance (both short- and long-term)
  • Life Insurance (for you and your family)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), including dependent care resources
  • Retirement Benefit (pension) Plan
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Other valuable benefits

2021 Chicagoland Safety Health & Environmental Conference

Hello ASSP Members,

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference will begin on September 21 – 25, 2021. We encourage all members to attend the event. The event will be held at the Northern Illinois Univerisity Naperville location, registration for attendees opens in June. Check the link below for more information.

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference is for EHS professionals, business owners, facility managers, plant managers, supervisors, safety committee members, human resources managers, municipalities, and others who have safety, health, training, environmental management, and OSHA/EPA compliance responsibilities.

The goal of the conference is to provide timely and relevant environmental management, safety, health, professional development and OSHA/EPA compliance training. Since 2016 the conference has drawn 6,600 session attendees and offered 338 sessions that drew more than 2,700 people from 4 foreign countries, 34 states and 155 Illinois communities working in 467 companies working in 32 industries.

For more information: https://chisafetyconf.org/

ASSP NEIL Chapter Member Survey for 2021

Hello ASSP Members!

Please fill out the following survey for the NEIL chapter. This will assist the NEIL chapter in planning future events, presentations, and locations.

2021-2022 President Elect Nominee

Greg Marquez, CHST, CRIS

Safety & Risk Management Director

Bulley & Andrews

As Bulley & Andrews’ Safety & Risk Management Director, Greg Marquez is responsible for the overall design, implementation, and management of the company safety & risk management programs for general contractor, and self-perform groups. He has nearly 20 years of experience managing safety and insurance programs within the Chicagoland commercial construction market. Greg is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BS in Marketing. He is also a certified Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), as well as a Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS). Greg is a longtime resident of the Elgin area, where he currently resides with his wife and 2 children.  

Nominations for NEIL Chapter’s Treasurer Needed!

The NEIL Chapter is seeking nominations for Treasurer. The chapter’s Treasurer is an elected, Executive Board position with a two year term beginning in July 2021.

The chapter treasurer ensures the chapter’s financial ability to serve its members. This volunteer leader manages chapter resources and funds, maintains and updates the chapter’s financial records, and provides leadership in financial responsibility and fund allocation. Click on the following link to view position qualifications and responsibilities. Click Here

Volunteer leadership opportunities are available within the NEIL Chapter for those interested in maximizing their ASSP membership experience. The opportunity to become a chapter leader will enhance your personal and professional leadership skills, and potentially prepare you for broader ASSP leadership roles. As an ASSP volunteer leader, you will benefit from connecting with a vast professional network, receiving leadership training, and accessing insights on the latest safety trends and innovations. These opportunities can spur career growth and ultimately lead to better job opportunities.

If you are interested in getting more involved or considering a chapter leadership role, please reach out to any board member or email the chapter’s Nomination Committee Chair directly anthony.stephens@comcast.net  

Director of Safety, Health, and Environmental

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

Job ID 2021-3759

Company Overview

Brookfield Properties has an immediate need for a Director of Safety, Health, and Environmental at Chicago, IL.

At Brookfield Properties, the foundation of our success is firmly rooted in our people.

Our company is comprised of experts across a range of specialties who share a goal of ensuring our properties are continuously evolving to meet the needs of our communities and stakeholders. To meet this goal, we hire visionary, entrepreneurial talent who help us innovate and enhance our business. We build collaborative teams who value integrity, creativity and diversity.

Our teams operate an iconic portfolio of irreplaceable properties within the world’s most dynamic markets. As one of the largest real estate services companies, we provide management and development expertise exclusively for properties owned by Brookfield Asset Management.

Our retail group operates destination, standalone retail real estate globally, including over 150 malls in the United States. Our regional shopping centers create a sense of place in the heart of the communities in which we do business: offering retail, lifestyle, dining and entertainment options.

Position Overview

The Director, Safety will implement and oversee the company’s safety initiatives across its national platform.  This individual will work closely with Construction, Tenant Coordination, and National Operations to optimize project program and maximize project financial success.

Overall, we seek qualities that display our company’s core values:  Humility, Attitude, Do the Right Thing, Together and Own it.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the management focus in coordinating Safety, Health, and Environmental matters within the US, supporting Construction, Tenant Coordination, and National Operations in unifying Safety, Health, and Environmental.
  • Coordinates Brookfield Properties safety initiatives with BAM Global Safety, Health, & Environmental.
  • Lead safety program development and deployment.
  • Provides training to staff.
  • Lead opportunities for new safety enhancement initiatives.
  • Direct, monitor, and control safety policy and procedures.
  • Coordinates and/or directs in-house resources (legal, construction, property management, risk management).
  • Participate in development projects as needed.
  • Responsible for monthly safety updates.
  • Leads incident investigation, case management, and internal management reporting.
  • Identifies deficiencies or areas needing loss control or compliance attention and arranges for corrective measures.
  • Oversee internal and external Safety, Health, and Environmental Audits.
  • Will report to the VP of Construction.
  • Up to 25% Travel.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA desired.
  • Broad and progressive experience, with a construction general contractor – 7+ years direct experience.
  • Responsible for timely delivery of all related matters ensuring continuous alignment with corporate strategies relating to Safety, Health, and Environmental.
  • Professional certification – either CSP or SMS preferred.
  • Overall understanding of all safety disciplines.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Prior leadership experience as a regional manager/director
  • Familiarity with analyzing claims data and creating actionable items from the findings 

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Web Link: https://careers-brookfieldpropertiesretail.icims.com/jobs/3759/director-of-safety%2c-health%2c-and-environmental/job

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Senior

Job ID: 90894

At Zebra, we’re reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge – helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before. A dynamic community of builders, doers and problem solvers, we each play a unique role – shaping new technologies, bringing solutions to market, and partnering with companies on the front line of business. Being a part of Zebra means making your mark as we make digital transformation a reality. It means growing into a leader at a leading company that makes a distinct difference – because together, we’ve only just begun. Create Change Today for a Better Tomorrow Capture your Edge with Zebra.

The purpose of this role is to support the management of Zebra’s Environmental Health and Safety Strategies.

The Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist is responsible for the technical work in a wide range of EHS disciplines to achieve compliance with the organization’s federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. These responsibilities include coordinating directly with facilities or plant managers but works under direction of regional / geographic EHS staff toward predetermined goals and objectives. This role also assists in implementing and standardizing Environmental, Health and Safety efforts across all North America and Latin America sites. Contributes to development and execution of programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety, health, and environmental responsibility for employees and the community.

Responsibilities

  • Measures and reports EHS performance, operational resource efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, hazardous waste, energy consumption, and safety information for the NALA region to NALA regional lead
  • Investigates accidents, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards or conditions in the workplace and its associated operations.
  • Coordinates with contracted services including contractors, suppliers & subcontractors\
  • Assesses environmental and workplace conditions, incident reports, and recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment that are identified as deficient
  • Delivers site EHS trainings and monitors training compliance
  • Supports the completion of corrective actions
  • Anticipates, analyses, monitors and prevents EHS hazards that could be present in the work area. Investigates accidents, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards or conditions in the workplace and its associated operations.
  • Participates and aides in the preparation of in Internal and External Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Audits.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (No Specified Degree)
  2. 8+ years, minimum 5 years working in a safety role / environment
  3. Demonstrated current knowledge of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (ISO 14001 and ISO 45001) Standards and general EHS requirements imposed and by the organization and government agencies.
  4. Analytics, able to solve EHS problems of moderate complexity of where analyses of situations or data are required
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and SharePoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Balance excellent customer service with governance
  2. Understand stakeholder expectations and be able to balance competing priorities
  3. Collaborative, ability to gain cooperation of others
  4. Conducting presentations to gain acceptance and share ideas or tactical direction

Come join the herd! 

Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@zebra.com.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/eeoisthelawposter.pdf. The EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/ginasupplement.pdf.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

NEIL Chapter 2021-2022 Officer Nominations

Have you ever thought about being more involved in the Chapter through a leadership position or know someone who would be interested? The NEIL Chapter is currently accepting officer nominations for the Treasurer and President-Elect positions for the 2021-2022 Chapter year. The Treasurer position is a two year term. The President-Elect position is a one year term. After completion of a one-year term, the President-Elect then becomes Chapter President for a one-year term.

Volunteer leadership opportunities are available within the NEIL Chapter for those interested in maximizing their ASSP membership experience. The opportunity to become a chapter leader will enhance your personal and professional leadership skills, and potentially prepare you for broader ASSP leadership roles. As an ASSP volunteer leader, you will benefit from connecting with a vast professional network, receiving leadership training, and accessing insights on the latest safety trends and innovations. These opportunities can spur career growth and ultimately lead to better job opportunities.

If you are interested in getting more involved or considering a Chapter Leadership role, please reach out to any Board Member or email: president@neil.assp.org

Click on the following link to view position qualifications and responsibilities. Click Here

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Associate

Req # JR – 029358
Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States
Job Category EHS
Date posted 11/02/2020

Are you looking for a career that matters?

We believe every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. We see a world full of healing, with viable care options available to those with limited choices today. We envision new ways of providing physicians, pharmacists and nurses with technologies that not only treat chronic diseases, but also work to prevent them. We’re looking for team members who are motivated to learn, grow and innovate, while making a meaningful difference for millions of people around the world.

Learn more about how Baxter is At the Intersection of Saving and Sustaining Lives.

Summary

Plan, execute and support primarily EHS related projects and programs where the complexity requires technical specialization. Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the attainment of the company’s goals relative to Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHSS) outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibility is oversight, maintenance and improvement to existing industrial safety programs, including but not limited to Machine Guarding, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space Entry, Powered Industrial Trucks, Electrical Safety, Working At Heights, Hazard Communication, etc.  Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene (IH) professionals sufficient to work effectively with corporate or external IH supporting roles.

Contribute to ongoing continual improvement of our environmental programs, minimizing our environmental footprint, and maintaining and continually improving the EHS Management System.  Provide support to associates responsible for incident and nonconformity management through effective investigation and corrective action management.   EHS Performance data collection and entry into our enterprise info system.

** Candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin or Cephalosporin Drugs

  • Readily establish relationships with leaders, peers, and supporting EHSS resources;
  • Routinely engage with associates at all levels to share insights and promote safe work practices;
  • Gemba-Mindset (“Go-See-Do”.  i.e. substantial time out on floor interacting with associates at all levels)
  • Participate in and promote building on our safety culture;
  • Help develop technical solutions to address EHS challenges;
  • Recommend, promote, lead, and manage improvement projects;
  • Serve as a resource for EHSS problem solving;
  • Influence operational and leaders to implement or improve EHSS compliance & programs;
  • Utilize specialized knowledge to contribute to EHSS strategy development and deployment

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Effective working knowledge of EHSS regulations and supporting resources; Ability to work independently and make decisions;
  • Ability to work effectively on a team, including leading a team to solve a problem;
  • Self-motivated, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Good communication, written and oral skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to handle a broad range of tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a highly-matrixed environment;
  • Ability to drive decisions and actions;
  • Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Environment, Safety, Engineering or related field required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supporting Safety or EHS for industrial applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EHSS fields through one or more accredited external certifications: Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) If not attained, will be a role requirement. Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) PE

** Candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin or Cephalosporin Drugs

#IND-USOPS

#LI-BAXGEN

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

EEO is the Law 
EEO is the law – Poster Supplement
Pay Transparency Policy

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Safety Administrator

Location: Oak Creek, WI – 53154
Contract: 6 Months
Client: Honeywell

Job Description:

  • Support Crew Foreman/General Foremen in development of Job Hazard Analyses.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of safety programs through daily field walks. Regulatory compliance and audit oversight.
  • Conduct new employee orientation and OSHA 10/ 30 Hour Classes
  • Meet regularly with field personnel and support in the development of project specific corrective action plans to address safety issues and concerns
  • Provide regular feedback to project leadership in a constructive manner on needed areas for safety improvement and recognition.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring for employees exhibiting unsafe behaviors, and provide recognition for employees exhibiting safe behaviors.
  • Assist with delivery of job site-specific safety orientations for new employees joining the project, as applicable.
  • Assist and co-facilitate safety training, testing for all employees (HazCom, Fall Protection, Lockout/Tag out, etc.)
  • Support Project Leadership in the completion of incident investigations.
  • Facilitate all injury/illness cases.
  • Perform periodic evaluations of power tools and equipment (i.e. scissor lifts, forklifts, fall protection, laser levelers, etc.) to ensure equipment is being maintained in good working order, as applicable.
  • Monitor and evaluate CEI/Subcontractor compliance with applicable rules and regulations, and project safety requirements.
  • Support Project Leadership in the development and execution of weekly toolbox safety meetings.
  • Attend the assigned safety meetings each morning:
  • Ensure that meetings are taking place daily
  • Audit for continuity of topics to be discussed
  • Evaluate the participation of the crew and whether the foreman gave them an opportunity to do so.
  • Evaluate meetings and provide feedback to Project Leadership on effectiveness.
  • Ensure Foremen, GF and Superintendents are evaluating the job site and giving appropriate coaching as needed

General work environment

  • Standing, walking, sitting, climbing, typing, carrying, pushing, and bending for extended periods of time. Work is conducted in both indoor and outdoor constructions job site settings. Environmental conditions will vary.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds.
  • Regularly work at heights and in confined space.
  • The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the positions role within the business unit.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • 2 or 4-year college degree desired, preferably in environmental health and safety discipline.
  • 5+ years of construction safety experience.
  • OSHA 500 Construction required
  • Understanding of construction industry standards
  • Experience with non-union workforce desired
  • CPR/FA Certified
  • Ability to work independently, strong communication skills with the ability to influence behaviors
  • Proficient in using a computer and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Safety certification is desired.

EHS Specialist

North Chicago, IL, 60064
6 Months 

What we do?

SPECTRAFORCE is an award winning global staffing, IT services and consulting company that specializes in providing top talent and solutions for clients throughout North America and India. We pride ourselves on our partnership with our clients, MSP/VMS providers, and our employees, who have enabled us to continually be ranked as a Top Supplier in the 75+ different clients we support.

Description:

Summary of position:

Provide Management direction to assure Plant Compliance with Federal and Local Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations by following internal and Global EHS Procedures and Policies and OSHA Regulations.

Required:

  • Safety and osha regulations knowledge and experience is required.
  • Actively participate in the analysis of problems of the different situations presented by collecting inputs from various sources and promote discussion with plant staff and division groups to reach agreement on appropriate priorities establishment for capital expenditure, maintenance programs, and/or new systems for the Safety, Health, and Environmental issues
  • Conduct risk assessments for the implementation of new systems and the improvement of current EHS programs to assure compliance of our operations in a proactive manner.

 
Major responsibilities:

List all major responsibilities of the position in order of importance and priority to the overall job. Describe the outcome that must be produced in accomplishing the job. Each supports the overall purpose of the job.

1. Implement the elements of the Chemical Process Safety Program to assure compliance with regulatory agencies and Abbvie Technical Standard.
2. Develop, revise, and prepare Safety & Environmental Trainings based on new Regulatory requirements, Basic Operating Procedures changes, or Divisional / Corporate requirements and provide EHS Trainings to different departments and areas as required by Basic Operating Procedures, Training Matrix, and Regulatory Agencies.
3. Lead Plant Incident Investigations, including Fire, Spill, and Medical incidents, by collecting inputs from various sources and promote discussion with Plant groups to reach agreements on appropriate actions and recommendations.
4. Serve as a facilitator in providing the guidance and direction to the Safety Committee group at the Plant.
5. General responsibility for the development of safety criteria to eliminate or control hazards encountered in the operation and maintenance of the Plant.
6. Lead Plant EHS Self Assessments and Risk Assessments by collecting inputs from various sources and promote discussion with Plant groups to reach agreements on appropriate actions and recommendations.
7. Provide guidance to different departments to assure compliance with Federal and local Regulations by following Plant / Divisional / Corporate Procedures and Policies.
8. Implement, revise, or prepare EHS Procedures and Programs to meet Abbvie Global Standards, Federal and Local Regulations by collecting inputs from various sources and promote discussion with Plant groups to reach agreements on appropriate actions and recommendations.
9. Develop recordkeeping and report generation systems as to fully support the regulatory agencies, Corporate and Division requirements with respect to compliance programs.

Scope of Authority:

1. Job Accountability:

  • This position is responsible for the safety of the employees, assuring a safe working environment, protect the environment, protect the property, maintain regulatory compliance, maintain EHS programs with external entities such as government, EHS support to all departments within the company.
  • The position is accountable for identifying projects which involve in terms of performance objectives, and to further develop such projects into proposed programs which will meet legislative, Corporate Division policy and performance requirements.
  • The incumbent is expected to determine the adequacy of existing activities and facilities in terms of acceptable risk. The incumbent is also responsible for providing technical experience.
  • Is responsible for the reliable and adequate operations of Safety equipment, Engineering Control and Safety Operations.
  • The incumbent has the authority to stop any operation that will put in danger the life of employees or that could affect the property or equipment.

 
Qualifications:

1. Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, (i.e. BSChE, BSME), Bachelor Degree in Science or Industrial Safety.

2. Experience:

  • At least six (6) years of combined experience managing environmental, health and safety programs to assure compliance with government regulations and company policies.

3. Mental and Physical Abilities:

  • Must be eager to participate in the development of new ideas and/or improvements of existing ones. Should have good situational awareness and be mentally alert with a good capacity for evaluation, analysis and problem solving. Must have the ability to focus, develop plans, cope with stress, use judgment to accomplish results, and good interpersonal skills. Physical; Walking, sitting and standing.
  • Ability to work with computers, database, and integration of information tracking systems. Fluent in Spanish and English, both orally and writing.

 
General Knowledge:

  • General knowledge of Quality regulations and standards affecting chemical, biological and medical devices (i.e. Quality Systems and FDA regulations) is desirable.
  • Position requires knowledge on local, state, and OSHA and EPA regulation.
  • Also, general understanding of general industry safety and health standards (NIOSH, ANSI) is required.
  • Incumbent shall displays knowledge on the design, requirement and use of equipment, facilities and/or process safety devices such as: relief valves, flame arresters, fusible links, Explosion relief panels, etc. and shows expertise in theories, principles and analytical judgment procedures for the performance evaluation of Environmental Control Systems.
  • Display broad knowledge of related disciplines to perform an effective performance evaluation.

 
Problem Solving:

  • Describe the complexity of analytical or innovative thought required to perform this role, placing particular emphasis on the most challenging aspects of the role or unique environmental aspects (include specific examples).
  • The incumbent will apply principles and experiences to solve a variety of environmental, safety and health problems and recommend the optimal solutions considering government and/or state regulations insurance requirements.
  • Needs to rapidly resolve problems under conditions, which may endanger health, equipment and property.
  • Must constantly sell and persuade a positive attitude towards safety to all employees and members of management. Must be capable of assuring reliable operations in a safe environment through the assurance of proper training program, adequate inspections and fast response to emergency situations.

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, SPECTRAFORCE and the assigned client reserve the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Become A Sponsor!

Northeastern Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is looking for new sponsors! By becoming a sponsor, you can help build lasting relationships with the Chicagoland Environmental Health and Safety community, network with other local businesses, and get more exposure for your company.

Some sponsor benefits include your company logo and website links on the home page of the NEIL chapter website and opening remarks at the beginning of a sponsored meeting.

To become a sponsor or to learn more click here!

2020 ASSP NEIL Chapter Student Grant & Scholarship

The Northeastern Illinois (NEIL) chapter 2020 ASSP NEIL Chapter Student Grant & ASSP Foundation Scholarship’s December 1st, 2020 application deadline is rapidly approaching. The awards are available to Full-Time students at Northern Illinois University (NIU) pursuing degrees in occupational safety and health, or a closely related field.

For full information see: https://neil.assp.org/niu-student-section/scholarshipsgrants/

PPE Donations

While communities and states across the United States have enacted new measures and added travel and social distancing precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus, the need for personal protective equipment for those on the front-lines still remains high. Here at the NEIL American Society of Safety Professionals chapter we ask you to consider donating any PPE you may have spare including items such as:

  • Masks
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Infection Control Kits
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Thermometers

If you do intend to donate any of these items please double-check what the donation requirements are for the area/building you donating to. Listed below are a couple of websites with idea’s of where and how to donate. Feel free to check out your local police, firefighters, and hospital to see if they need donations as well!

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/serve/Disaster/Pages/COVID-19-PPE-Donations.aspx
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/how-to-donate-personal-protective-equipment-in-illinois-to-help-combat-coronavirus/2247155/embed/#?secret=zysfcMLyiU

Australian Red Cross Donation

To assist those in Australia devastated by the bushfires that have ravaged the country since last July, the NEIL Chapter recently donated $1,000 AUD ($675 US) to the Australian Red Cross.

As bush fires affect communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, The Australian Red Cross is right there, providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies.

In January of this year, funds to their Disaster Relief and Recovery fund started to significantly increase. The Red Cross made the following public commitments about the use of donations made to the fund from July 1, 2019:

  • Apart from $5m used to fund Red Cross emergency teams this year, all other funds will be used to support those affected by bushfires.
  • Assistance will be provided to individuals and communities impacted by bushfires that have occurred across Australia since July 1, 2019.
  • Up to 10 cents in the dollar will be used for essential administration support costs. We are working to keep these costs as low as possible.
  • All interest earned will be contributed back to the fund.
  • All funds will be used in Australia only.
https://www.redcross.org.au/news-and-media/news/bushfire-response-13-feb-2020

December 2019 – Northern Illinois Foodbank Thank You Letter

2019 May ASSP Executive Meeting

The Chapter Charter was transferred to Tony Stephens (incoming President) by Claire Obuchowski (outgoing President) on May 31st, 2019.

May 2019 OSHA Update Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Candra Jefferson with OSHA

Harper College Career day.

On Harper College Career day our treasurer, secretary and student chapter liaison attended and had a booth to educate kids about the safety profession.

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Senior Consultant, Risk Control – Liberty Mutual

Description

Our Risk Control Consultant provides consulting services for a broad range of products/services. Consultants conduct extensive research, data collection and evaluation and analysis in order to make recommendations to control customer’s source of risk, loss and/or costs.

Please Apply Through Link: Click Here!

Depending on experience this position can be hired at various Consultant levels. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Risk Selection: Partnering with UW & Distribution to adequately provide an opinion of risk to meet profitability objectives through pre-bind and renewal risk assessments. Develop strategies and influence stakeholder to reduce total cost of risk.   
  • Account Service: Work with customer stakeholders to provide comprehensive risk control services and assists in meeting customer key performance indicators. Including a deep understanding of customer operations and the industry exposures in order to develop strategies to mitigate risk.  
  • Leadership: Having the ability to cross collaborate, innovate, influence and inspire those around them to meet a common goal.  This includes mentoring and coaching, owning personal and career growth aspirations.
  • Continuous Improvement: Having a growth mindset that allows for continuous improvement of work product, service delivery, in a collaborative way that provides consistent innovation.
  • Relationship Building: Ability to form and sustain relationships at all levels of customer organization and become a trusted influencer in order to impact business objectives. 

Key Capabilities and Characteristics:

  • Inquisitive thinking and problem-solving skills. Can leverage these skills to influence change.
  • Able to adapt to changing and competing priorities demonstrating resilience and flexibility.
  • Demonstrates personal energy, stamina and discretionary effort.
  • Works with a sense of urgency and handles setbacks/feedback with a growth mindset.
  • Strong collaboration skills and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with customers, peers, and industry contacts.
  • Capacity to become trusted advisor and partner with the customer.
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication and listening skills in order to develop and maintain relationships with customers.
  • Proven ability in advance level research, evaluation and analysis functions.
  • Proven ability to deal with all levels of an organization.
  • Effective leadership qualities.
  • Maintains advanced level of understanding loss prevention products, services and operations within realm of responsibility.
  • Successful demonstration of technical skills in areas of risk assessment, risk analysis, solutions management and progress measurement.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with coursework in mathematics and engineering or related area, plus a minimum of 3 years of directly related consulting experience.
  • Previous experience applicable to loss prevention may be substituted for lack of formal education or advanced degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience.
  • Master’s degree, designation(s) or certification(s) preferred.

About Us

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That’s why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you’ll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.   

Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” by Great Place to Work® US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT” on IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 2020 list. For many years running, we have been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Women and one of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates—as well as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit: https://jobs.libertymutualgroup.com/diversity-inclusion 

We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to make things better, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://LMI.co/Benefits  

Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist – UL

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

Please Apply Through Link: Click Here!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Under general supervision, responsible for establishing and promoting safe and healthy working conditions for all employees. Investigates conditions that may affect employee health and comfort.

  • Under general supervision, develops, documents and maintains environmental health and safety (EHS) programs (e.g. hazardous materials, emergency response plans) in compliance with Federal, State and Local legislation.
  • Assists in conducting inspections and reports on tests and investigations to obtain data for use in determining sources of pollution and methods for controlling pollutants in air, soil and water.
  • Assists in analysis, interpretation and validation of information on hazardous materials/chemicals and exposure monitoring results.
  • Assists in creating programs and instructing employees in matters pertaining to occupational health, prevention of accidents, safe operation of equipment and proper handling/cleanup of chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Ensures that all employees have and are trained in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators, safety glasses and safety shoes.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

University Degree Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical Engineering; Chemistry, Physics, Biology or closely related

Field and 1-3 years directly related experience.

NFPA 70E program management experience a plus.

Recent graduates with EHS internship experience are encouraged to apply.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. All employees are eligible for bonus compensation in addition to their annual salary. Many US employees are eligible to enroll in health, wellness and retirement saving benefits on day one of employment. We focus on providing employees with options for healthcare savings such as Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts (that UL contributes to twice per year!). We also have Employee Assistance Programs to support your mental health & wellbeing. UL offers a competitive 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. UL supports workplace flexibility based on team & business needs focused on provide employees stability – employees and managers work together to build a plan. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

NEIL ASSP 2022-2023 Candidates for Elected Office

Hello NEIL ASSP Members,

Below I am proud to present our candidates for the NEIL ASSP Chapter Elected Offices in 2022-2023.

President Elect

Luis Hernandez Jr, CHST

Director of Safety & Human Resources

Gurtz Electric

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Gurtz Electrics’ Director of Safety & Human Resources, Luis Hernandez Jr has over 10 years of experience managing safety and working in Construction and Electrical industries. Luis is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a BS in Applied Science and an Associate in Construction Management. He is also a certified Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), and Gurtz Electric has received Platinum/Gold safety awards from Constructsecure. 

Secretary

Claire Obuchowski, CSP

Senior EHS Specialist

Motorola Solutions

Claire graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health and has over 12 years of experience in the Environmental Health and Safety field. Claire attained her Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification in 2015. She is currently a Senior EHS Specialist with Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg. Claire has been active with ASSP since 2013, and served as the NEIL Chapter Website and Job Chair from 2015-2018, NEIL Chapter President-Elect from 2017-2018, and NEIL Chapter President from 2018-2019.

ASSP Region V – Governance Changes & Survey

Hello NEIL ASSP members,

By now, you may have heard that there is a proposal to update ASSP’s governance. Earlier this year, a board-level task force examined industry research, trends, and association best practices to develop a recommended proposal that has been approved by the Board of Directors. This proposal calls for ASSP to transition the House of Delegates to an at-large advisory group. This shift, apparently, would align with legal guidance and association best practices, emphasize inclusivity, and position the member-driven advisory group to inform and influence the Board. In addition, this agile infrastructure would allow ASSP to protect and effectively manage our assets, while the versatility in daily operations would safeguard our long-term viability.

Before this change is implemented, however, we would like to hear questions and thoughts from our members that you may have concerning this proposal.  Below is a short survey asking for your opinion concerning the governance change as well as allowing you to communicate to us what questions and concerns each of you may have. 

ASSP Governance Survey

For more information, please see the video below and visit the ASSP governance information page: https://www.assp.org/about/assp-governance where you can find explanations and links to email questions.

Further discussion of this governance change will occur during the House of Delegates meeting on September 28th, but the vote itself has been pushed back to give us more time to gather additional data and feedback.

Thank you for your time, we are grateful for your commitment to ASSP.

Become A Sponsor!

Northeastern Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is looking for new sponsors! By becoming a sponsor, you can help build lasting relationships with the Chicagoland Environmental Health and Safety community, network with other local businesses, and get more exposure for your company.

Some sponsor benefits include your company logo and website links on the home page of the NEIL chapter website and opening remarks at the beginning of a sponsored meeting.

To become a sponsor or to learn more click here!

 

 

PPE Donations

While communities and states across the United States have enacted new measures and added travel and social distancing precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus, the need for personal protective equipment for those on the front-lines still remains high. Here at the NEIL American Society of Safety Professionals chapter we ask you to consider donating any PPE you may have spare including items such as:

  • Masks
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Infection Control Kits
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Thermometers

 

If you do intend to donate any of these items please double-check what the donation requirements are for the area/building you donating to. Listed below are a couple of websites with idea’s of where and how to donate. Feel free to check out your local police, firefighters, and hospital to see if they need donations as well!

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/serve/Disaster/Pages/COVID-19-PPE-Donations.aspx

How to Donate Personal Protective Equipment in Illinois to Help Combat Coronavirus

 

Australian Red Cross Donation

To assist those in Australia devastated by the bushfires that have ravaged the country since last July, the NEIL Chapter recently donated $1,000 AUD ($675 US) to the Australian Red Cross.

As bush fires affect communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, The Australian Red Cross is right there, providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies.

In January of this year, funds to their Disaster Relief and Recovery fund started to significantly increase. The Red Cross made the following public commitments about the use of donations made to the fund from July 1, 2019:

  • Apart from $5m used to fund Red Cross emergency teams this year, all other funds will be used to support those affected by bushfires.
  • Assistance will be provided to individuals and communities impacted by bushfires that have occurred across Australia since July 1, 2019.
  • Up to 10 cents in the dollar will be used for essential administration support costs. We are working to keep these costs as low as possible.
  • All interest earned will be contributed back to the fund.
  • All funds will be used in Australia only.

 

https://www.redcross.org.au/news-and-media/news/bushfire-response-13-feb-2020

2019 May ASSP Executive Meeting

The Chapter Charter was transferred to Tony Stephens (incoming President) by Claire Obuchowski (outgoing President) on May 31st, 2019.