Health and Safety Manager

Brownville, New York

Neenah Inc. brings possibilities to life and we're committed to creating growth opportunities for our customers, end-users, shareholders and most importantly - our employees. Join our global team and begin creating value through innovative, performance-driving solutions.

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic safety professional to join our team as the Health & Safety Manager for our upstate NY facilities. This is a multi-site role tasked with leading safety performance improvements across Neenah’s manufacturing facilities in Lowville and Brownville, NY.

The successful candidate will have deep operational experience in industrial manufacturing environments, advanced knowledge of safety engineering standards and requirements, strong interpersonal and influencing skills with a passion for driving safety culture change. The incumbent reports to the Senior Director of EHS with dotted line reporting to the Lowville/Brownville Operations Managers.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in:

Organizational Safety Systems

  • Developing training strategies, implementation plans, content and delivery (in-person, web-based and site-specific)
  • Compliance and management safety audits
  • Behavior – based safety processes and strategies
  • EHS information management systems and digital platforms
  • All forms of safety risk assessment methods, with a demonstrated track record of using JSAs and other risk tools to systematically drive workplace safety improvements
  • Incident management and root cause investigative techniques
  • Workers Compensation and Third-Party Administrator coordinated management
  • ISO 45001 or equivalent safety management standards
  • Lean Continuous Improvement processes, and how to effectively integrate Lean principles into safety planning and management processes
  • Development and prioritization of the five year capital plan for safety improvement
  • Safety review of capital engineering projects and leveraging applicable ANSI, NFPA and ISO standards for safe engineered design of machinery, equipment, processes and components

Life Critical Procedures

  • LOTO procedures and permit systems. Experience with the Brady Link360® system is a plus.
  • Electrical Safe Work Practices (ESWP), arc flash training and requirements, NFPA 70 and 70E requirements applied in industrial manufacturing environments
  • Safe Work Permit Systems
  • Elevated Work Platforms and working at heights
  • Powered Industrial Truck safety training and requirements
  • Coordinating and responding effectively to Risk Consultant recommendations

Standard Work for Leaders
Coaching and guiding front-line leaders on:

  • Effective hazard identification and tracking corrective actions through to completion
  • How to create employee engagement in safety related activities
  • How to have effective safety conversations with employees to consistently reinforce safety as a value

Safety Science and Management

  • Assisting the manufacturing facilities in the development of emergency response plans, emergency drills and training
  • Assisting facilities in developing effective contractor safety programs
  • Developing site security assessment tools and providing guidance to manufacturing facilities to reduce security vulnerabilities and risk mitigation
  • Applying adult learning theory, safety science and adaptive, experiential techniques to deliver effective and impactful training.

Degree and Other Requirements
Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, with strong preference given to Occupational Health & Safety, science, engineering or other technical disciplines.

8+ years of managing safety in industrial manufacturing environments and managing in a multi-site role is a plus.

Relevant certifications are a plus (CIH, CHMM, CSP, ASP).

This role supports our facilities in and around the Watertown, NY area and the candidate must reside in this area. Relocation is available for the right candidate.

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About Us
Neenah is committed to manufacturing growth for its customers, end-users, shareholders, and employees. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom, we are a leading global manufacturer of specialty materials serving customers across six continents, with headquarters in Alpharetta, GA.

We are focused on growing in filtration media, specialty coatings, engineered materials, and premium packaging. Our materials are found in a variety of products used every day, such as transportation and water filters, premium packaging of spirits, technology and beauty products, industrial labels, tapes and abrasives, and digital printing for high-end apparel. To learn more, please visit

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.