• Safety Manager

    Job Site Location US-IL-Elk Grove Village
    Requisition ID
  • Position Objective

    Company Overview:


    Harvard Maintenance, Inc. is one of the largest and fastest growing, privately owned providers of high quality janitorial services in the United States.  We are an industry leader and are well known for our innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.  Our success over the last fifty years stems from Harvard's Inverted Pyramid®, which recognizes that our front-line employees are the most important people in our organization.   The Inverted Pyramid® ensures that our employees feel valued, are given the tools to be successful, and are empowered to execute in their roles.  People are also at the center of our Core Values.  Our People First core value clearly states that “we are a family organization that promotes respect and embraces diversity”. 


    Job Summary:


    Responsible for the local implementation, management and adherence to the company’s corporate safety and loss control programs, policies, and procedures. This position will be responsible for standards and functions to reduce and prevent employee injuries, accidents, occupational illnesses and exposure to long-term health hazards, as well as reducing the environmental aspects and impacts associated with the company’s operations.  Position location is either Elk Grove or downtown Chicago, IL.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develops standard procedures, along with safe and environmentally friendly work practices to protect the safety of the company’s employees
    • Enhance the safety performance of the company, prevent pollution, comply with applicable EH&S laws and strengthen the company’s EH&S Program
    • Lead the local EH&S compliance assurance program
    • Serve as the primary local contact with regulatory agencies on all local EH&S matters
    • Interface with Risk Management to ensure appropriate employee care and case management
    • Participate in safety committees and sustainability council
    • Coordinate safety and health exposure assessments, hazard evaluations, and environmental aspects analysis of operations
    • Aid and support to local management in identifying and resolving EH&S matters
    • Organize EH&S program orientation and new employee EH&S orientation
    • Facilitate EH&S training for managers, supervisors, and other field staff
    • Complete routine job analysis, observations, inspections, and audits on all EH&S related matters
    • Maintain all records including incident learnings and best practices
    • Oversee investigation and root cause analysis process for incidents

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

    • Bilingual, English and Spanish required 
    • Ability to work alternating day, evening, and weekends hours
    • Must be a self-starter who can effectively evaluate situations and take independent action to expedite the resolution of open issues
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Janitorial Industry experience preferred 
    • (3 - 4) years of experience required in EH&S Program Management, EH&S Regulatory Compliance, Loss Control, Risk Management and/or in Janitorial operations
    • This position requires up to 35% of travel per year


    Harvard is offering a competitive salary structure including benefit package with medical, dental, life, and long-term disability (LTD) insurance along with 401K Savings Plan.


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