Environmental Health and Safety Manager at Cresco Labs | Powderkeg


Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside® dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey.

Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEEDTM initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all to have the knowledge and resources to work in and own businesses in cannabis.

At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

If you’re interested in joining our mission, click the below links to join our team today!


At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.


Cresco Labs is seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager to join our growing team. The EHS Manager will have jurisdiction over the development and implementation of company-wide safety programs across multiple facilities, traveling where required. You will ensure all company operations comply with local, state, and federal health and safety regulations and standards. You will investigate incidences and recommend process improvements to prevent further incidences, liaising directly with local facility leadership. You will educate employees on best safety practices and advise employees on safety performance improvements.


  • Own and review training content and material development for standardization across and with multiple facilities. Visit all locations to perform safety audits, site inspections, training and records audits and OSHA compliance.
  • Reviews and completes OSHA required reporting of injuries; leads process of OSHA response inquiries and/or investigations.
  • Use investigation material and strong presentation skills to influence the adoption of changes to operational processes, safety enhancements, and other corrective actions with facility leadership.
  • Review trends in incident data and drive policy, procedure and program changes with COE and leadership.
  • Advise functional areas regarding safety protocols and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Conduct regular training to facility staff where required.
  • Respond to escalated emergency situations involving employee injury and property damage incidents; prepares reports of findings and submits recommendations.
  • Develop cost-effective approaches to achieve EHS compliance within budget; approve budgetary asks of site staff
  • Assist project team members with all safety concerns from the field.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of corporate-wide safety programs such as Hazardous Communication, Lockout/Tagout, Respiratory Protection, Fire Prevention and other OSHA safety compliance programs.
  • Foster a learning culture through near-miss reporting, safety observations, incident investigations and other learning forums both with site staff and internal EHS teams.
  • Facilitate safety committee meetings and other employee engagement initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health, engineering, or related field
  • 4-8 years previous experience in comprehensive workplace safety and compliance programs
  • Solid knowledge of state and local statutes and ordinances on fire safety and prevention, respiratory protection, hazardous chemicals, building, electrical, noise pollution and the environment
  • Knowledge of 29 CFR 1910 preferred
  • Proficient computer skills in the Microsoft office suite (Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Strong presentation and persuasiveness skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Adaptability and efficiency suitable to a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel to other facilities within the state


Cresco Labs is proud to offer eligible employees a robust offering of benefits including, major medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(K)-match program, FSA/HSA programs, LTD/STD options, life insurance and AD&D. We also offer eligible employees paid holidays and paid time off. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonuses, stock options as well as participation in our employee discount program. Benefits eligibility for permanent positions may vary by full-time or part-time roles, location, or position.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Notice to Applicants:
Please read the [California Employee Privacy

Notice](https://www.sunnyside.shop/california-employee-privacy-notice)[ ](https://www.crescolabs.com/california-employee-privacy-notice/)(“CA Privacy Notice”) regarding Sunnyside* and its affiliate Cresco Labs’ policies pertaining to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. This CA Privacy Notice supplements the information contained in the Sunnyside* Privacy Policy and applies to California resident employees and job applicants. Applicants with disabilities may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting CCPAnotice@crescolabs.com

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Environmental Health and Safety Manager
  • Company
    Cresco Labs
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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