Safety Manager

Columbus, OH

Posted: 02/20/2024 Industry: Environmental, Health & Safety Job Number: 15.24JW Pay Rate: 85,000 - 105,000 Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Safety Manager

This well-established manufacturer is expanding their EHS team and is looking for a Safety Manager to join their team!

This position will be based out of our Columbus, Ohio plant.  Responsibilities will include supporting our Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan locations.

Travel to Michigan is planned to be approximately 10% percent with the potential to be up to 15% plus of time dependent upon the needs of the business.  Flexibility is a must as these travel estimates may vary to support new business and capital projects.

Will oversee and ensure a safe working environment within our chemical manufacturing facilities.  This will be done by supporting the facilities in the areas of safety, regulatory compliance, industrial hygiene, environmental protection, security, fire protection, and ergonomics.

The Safety Manager reports to the EHS Manager and works directly with department heads and all other associates to coordinate safety-related functions.  This safety Manager will be responsible for managing health and safety compliance programs, implementing industry regulations, conducting audits, and developing strategies to mitigate risks associated with handling hazardous chemicals.


  • Develop, implement, and enforce safety protocols and procedures in compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Carry out regular audits and inspections to assess safety risks and identify areas for improvement
  • Develop and coordinate strategies and trainings to ensure all associates achieve a thorough understanding and adherence to safety protocols
  • Conduct investigations into all safety incidents, ensure proper notification process is followed, provide analysis on root cause, and work with site management on corrective action
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess potential hazards and develop strategies to minimize risks associated with chemical handling
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, updates in safety regulations, and best practices, integrating them into existing safety protocols
  • Assist in the management of the Process Safety Management Program
  • Support the EHS department’s projects and tasks

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jen Wojcik at

JO:  15.24JW

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Science, Chemistry, or a related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a chemical manufacturing environment, preferably with PSM covered chemicals
  • In-depth knowledge of safety regulations (OSHA, EPA, etc.) and industry standards related to chemical manufacturing
  • Proven experience in conducting safety audits, risk assessments, and implementing corrective actions
  • Strong communication skills to effectively train, educate, and communicate safety protocols to diverse teams
  • Certification in Occupational Health and Safety (e.g., CSP, CIH) is a plus


  • Detail oriented with proficiency in preparing and maintaining accurate records and documentation
  • Ability to read and interpret government regulations
  • Works effectively across organizational boundaries and with all levels of the organization and stakeholders
  • Strong leadership and decision making capabilities
  • Coordinate many different administrative tasks; determine relative importance of each, set deadlines, prioritize and complete projects in a professional and timely manner

If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jen Wojcik at

JO:  15.24JW

Meet Your Recruiter

Jennifer Wojcik
Environmental Health and Safety Recruiter

My team recruits for all levels of EHS/Regulatory roles from specialists/engineers to directors/vice presidents. We place EHS professionals in single site, regional, and corporate positions. Examples of the specialty roles we recruit for include, but are not limited to:

• Environmental
• Environmental, Health, and Safety
• Industrial Hygiene
• Management of Change
• Occupational Nurse
• Process Safety Management
• Product Stewardship
• Regulatory
• Risk Management
• Safety
• Security

Industries we serve include, but are not limited to:

• Chemicals
• Construction
• Consumer Products
• Food & Beverage
• General Manufacturing
• Inks and Adhesives
• Medical Devices
• Packaging
• Paints & Coatings
• Petrochemical
• Pharmaceutical
• Plastics
• Polymers
• Refining

If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!  


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