Weinbrenner Shoe Company
  • Merrill, WI, USA
  • Pay is dependent on education, experience and knowledge.
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, dental, vision benefits after 30 days of employment! health insurance with HSA match; Dental and Vision; Company Paid Life, AD&D, Short-and-Long Term Disability Insurance. 401K benefits after 60 days of employment; Enrollment into our ESOP program following; several supplemental insurance options such as critical illness, hospital indemnity, additional life, and accident insurance.

Due to continued growth, Weinbrenner Shoe Company, a leader in footwear manufacturing, is looking for a motivated and experienced Safety Assistant.

We are recruiting candidates who have strong leadership skills, embody our core values and desires an environment where growth is encouraged, dedication recognized, and achievement is rewarded. Our growing company provides great potential for career advancement as we develop our leadership.

The Safety Assistant will work closely with the Director of Safety, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Facilities and Maintenance departments to reduce hazards and ensure a safe working environment through the management and oversight of safety programs. This position reports to the Director of Safety and will interact with many areas and employees in the company.

Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:

  • Minimum of an Associates degree
  • In lieu of an Associates degree, a high school degree and at least (3) three years of Health, Safety, and Environmental experience.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to adapt to the unique needs of different audiences
  • Experience, clear understanding, and ability to apply OSHA regulations/laws
  • Instructor certified in first aid or first response, including AED
  • Must have and maintain a good driving record.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Assist management and Human Resources in the investigation of accidents.
  • Assist in the transportation of employees to and from medical facilities.
  • Collaborates with local emergency services to coordinate trainings and such.
  • Collaborates with the Maintenance and Facilities Director, Safety Director, and Director of Manufacturing to develop measures to prevent accident recurrences.
  • Reviews all workplace injury, illnesses, and incident reports/logs to ensure they are properly, timely, and accurately documented and stored, and reported following OSHA regulations.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Safety and the Director of Maintenance and Facilities to address building and grounds hazardous.
  • Trains and evaluates safety drills, and document evaluations and any corrective measures
  • Any additional tasks, including inspections, reporting, testing, and meetings required.
  • Work directly with Operations, Human Resources, Customers, and Vendors to accomplish an accident-free company.
  • Manages the policies and procedures in compliance with the DOT, including random drug testing and physical programs for those who hold/maintain a CDL for work.
  • Utilizes the approved HRIS systems for training, documenting, reporting, and evaluating reasons.
  • Assemble data for maintenance and filing of OSHA 300 logs, other reports for outside agencies, as may be required.
  • Identify and anticipate safety and health concerns and hazards by surveying environmental operation and occupational conditions.
  • Inspect organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determine corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Oversee facility safety committee, maintain records of meetings and participants, assure issues discussed in the meetings are addressed through prompt follow-up.
  • Provide SOP information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
  • Assist in the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperate in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
  • Advise department of trends in injuries and proper safety procedures that may result in reduction of injuries.
  • Assist Safety Manager in the administration of the workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier adjusters and Loss Control representative to reduce employee lost time.
  • Provide administrative support for our Safety Operations.
  • Responsible for ensuring required trainings are conducted for managers and employees.


As a Weinbrenner Shoe Company employee you will have access to excellent benefits and incentives including:

  • Health with an HSA company match
  • Dental and Vision
  • Company paid group Life and AD&D insurance
  • Company paid long-and-short-term disability insurance
  • Robust employee assistance program
  • Voluntary supplemental critical illness, hospital indemnity and accident insurance
  • Voluntary Spouse/Child life insurance
  • 401K
  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)
  • Vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick time

Enjoy working for a company where advancement opportunities are achievable and each person is important.

If you have a positive attitude and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where you can make a difference and want to be part of a growing company, apply today or send your resume to Savannah Felch, Human Resources at sfelch@weinbrennerusa.com

Weinbrenner is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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