Safety Coordinator

John Ball Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, with a mission to inspire people to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. We are seeking a Safety Coordinator to join our team. 

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Safety Coordinator is responsible for developing, evaluating and managing the zoo's workplace health and safety programs. Critical to the success of the Safety Coordinator is demonstrating a commitment to zoo's workplace health and safety programs through ownership, leadership behaviors, continuous improvement, and building a connection of understanding, knowledge, and trust with zoo's leadership, staff, volunteers and external stakeholders. 


  • Assist with planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of occupational health, safety, environmental programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees 
  • Assess current safety programs and help develop new programs, policies, and forms to improve workplace safety. 
  • Prepares written safety and health programs and policies. 
  • Identifies company safety training needs and develops and coordinates safety training programs. 
  • Maintain and update emergency response plans and procedures and facilitate coordination with outside agencies such as police, fire, EMS, etc. 
  • Attend/lead monthly safety committee meetings. 
  • Intervene in unsafe activities or operations 
  • Assist in compliance with all OSHA, local state, federal, AZA, and corporate guidelines 
  • Ensures injury report forms and supervisor investigation forms are completed and turned in to HR for record establishment. 
  • Reviews process-operating procedures/records and provides input for safety and health considerations. 
  • Understands federal and state occupational safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur. 
  • Keep records of safety-related incidents and propose corrective actions and direct accident investigation procedures 
  • Communicates with supervisor and employee regarding any medical visits and/or work restrictions. 
  • Maintains Injury Log of all work injuries, and maintains recordable injuries in compliance with MIOSHA guidelines within HRIS system. 

Required Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field and 1 -3 years’ experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of OSHA guidelines, practices, and training programs 
  • OSHA Certified (at some level) 

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