Manufacturing Safety Internship


Manufacturing Safety Internship

Experience Information

Employer: DeWys Manufacturing
Job Title: OSH Intern
Major: Occupational Safety & Health Management
Received Credit: Yes
Paid: Yes
Abroad: No

Description of the Organization

DeWys Manufacturing is a mid-size sheet metal fabrication company. They are a contract manufacturing facility and do not have a product line of their own, but create sheet metal components for large name companies like Starbucks and Steelcase. I worked under the HR manager and collaborated closely with all departments in the facility.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

As an interning safety specialist, I handle day-to-day safety initiatives such as incident investigation for loss and no-loss type incidents, the creation of corrective actions, and work with shop team members to identify areas of concern. I have also led the development and implementation of new programs within the facility such as voluntary respirator and hearing conservation programs. My main project during the summer was to create

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

The biggest boon I gained from my internship experience was the real-world application of all the theory my classes had taught me. For example, I took an entire course on critical incident analysis, but outside of in-class examples I had never actually done an incident investigation. Working on incidents at DeWys Manufacturing helped me understand the intricacies of implementing safety programs in the workplace.

Favorite Part of the Experience

My favorite part of the internship experience was getting to know the team members throughout the company while working on different safety projects in the facility.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

Through this internship experience I learned that site-safety was maybe not what I wanted to do long-term. This internship encouraged me to explore other avenues and help refine what I will be looking for in future positions.

Internship Format

In Person

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