Type of Position
Quality Improvement/ Risk Management
Varies (Any)
Pay Rate
Based on experience

Risk and Safety Specialist


Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (PH&C), owned by the Forest County Potawatomi tribe, is one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art entertainment properties in the Midwest, including slot machines, table games, poker tables, bingo, off-track-betting, a theater, event center, award-winning restaurants, full-service catering, and a luxury hotel, with a variety of business meeting and special occasion venues.  In addition to being the premier entertainment destination in the Midwest, PH&C sets the bar high for responsible citizenship through its dedication to charitable giving, responsible gambling, and sustainability.  

PH&C operates on growth-oriented Mission, Vision, and Values statements that emphasize providing opportunities, being the premier entertainment destination in the Midwest, and most importantly, acting with integrity in everything that we do.  While carrying out the job duties listed below, the Risk and Safety Specialist will contribute to our continued success by demonstrating unsurpassed guest service, a high level of integrity and ethical standards, and personal, and professional dedication to our Mission, Vision, and Values.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Functions)

  1. *Investigate and study accident and illness trends for both team members and guests.  Recommend and implement measures to reduce or eliminate accidents and health hazards. Track, measure, and analyze loss control.  
  2. *Schedule internal safety audits and inspections to prevent injuries and maintain compliance with applicable regulatory standards. Conduct incident investigations and cause analysis and present recommendations to management.
  3. *Perform crisis emergency management and recovery efforts through situational assessments to facilitate the disaster recovery efforts and crisis emergency management programs. Assist in the development of action plans for crisis events and work with departments to correct identified safety risks.
  4. *Administer team member training on the proper use of lifts, forklifts, high lifts, fire extinguishers, and other health and safety related equipment and procedures.  Implement and maintain training and tracking programs including, but not limited to, Lockout /Tag out, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Confined Space, Hazard Communication, Blood Borne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment, and Emergency Management.
  5. *Perform health and safety orientation and training for new hires.  Assist in the development of training materials for specific employment categories. 
  6. *Prepare operational risk and business impact analysis reports for management.  
  7. *Maintain required environmental record keeping and reporting including but not limited to hazardous materials, Wisconsin Tier II, and hazardous disposal documentation.
  8. *Coordinate and implement the spill prevention control and countermeasure plan. 
  9. Implement processes and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, tribal, and local regulations.
  10. Perform job duties in full compliance with departmental Internal Controls, policies, procedures, and regulations.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field and 1 year of experience in Occupational Health and Safety or Business Continuity are required. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30 and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certifications are preferred.  
  2. The ability to perform data analysis and identify trends using Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) software and other analytical data sources to problem solve, interpret data, and implement long term measurable risk reduction strategies.
  3. The ability to write routine reports and correspondence as well as work with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) software to complete tasks.
  4. Office skills must include the ability to use standard office equipment and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) software and reporting software experience are required. Auto Cad experience preferred.  
  5. The ability to use strong organization skills and attention to detail to accurately handle multiple job duties and projects in a fast-paced environment.
  6. The ability to read and interpret written instructions, diagrams, blueprints, and schematics. 
  7. The ability to use basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and counting using whole numbers and fractions/whole numbers.
  8. The ability to maintain discretion in handling confidential information.
  9. The ability to interact with guests and team members at all levels of the organization professionally, including the ability to speak in front of small groups.
  10. The ability to work irregular hours and extended shifts including late nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays.
  11. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk, hear, stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and move for prolonged periods of time in a physically demanding, fast-paced environment. The team member is frequently required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The team member must be able to operate a personal computer. The team member will be required to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects up to 25 pounds on a regular basis. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


Working Conditions
The noise level is usually moderate.  When on the casino floor the noise level increases. The facility is not smoke free. While performing the duties of this job, the team member occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and at heights. 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all qualifications, responsibilities, duties, and skills required.