myHealth & Safety

It is the policy of the Village of Orland Park to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions for all employees. The Village of Orland Park and its employees have a mutual obligation to ensure a safe and healthy environment. It is the responsibility of each employee to observe safety regulations.

What We Do
The village has developed policies, programs, and trainings to help meet this objective. These include:
  • Drug and alcohol policies
  • Non-smoking policy
  • On-the-job training
  • Other training
  • Required training
  • Workers' compensation program
Work Smart Work Safe

 The SAFETY TEAM consists of representatives from various departments that work collaboratively across the entire village to define and implement safety initiatives to reduce the risk of workplace injuries/illnesses and ensure compliance with federal and state health and safety regulations.

Employees should always approach their direct supervisor with any immediate safety-related concern or question. Always reach out to the Safety Team with any questions, comments, or suggestions on continually improving safety throughout the village. 

Email: safetyteam@orlandpark.org  

Village-wide Initiatives
  • Training
  • First-Aid Kits Program
  • Safety Debrief Tailgates
  • Hazard Assessment 
  • SDS
  • Silica
Safety Team Members
The village Safety Team consists of members from various departments throughout the village with the purpose of coordinating village-wide safety initiatives meeting every two weeks and making a commitment to work on safety initiatives outside of the regularly scheduled safety meetings.  Team members are responsible for reviewing, developing, implementing, promoting and monitoring village’s safety program, identifying safety issues/concerns/problems, using their knowledge and experience to seek solutions, developing and successfully implementing safety policies, making training recommendations, and ensuring safety initiatives are effective.

Employer Responsibilities

Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers must provide their employees with a workplace that does not have serious hazards and follow all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety and health standards.

Employers must find and correct safety and health problems. OSHA further requires that employers have to try to eliminate or reduce hazards first by making changes in working conditions rather than just relying on masks, gloves, ear plugs, or other types of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Switching to safer chemicals, enclosing processes to trap harmful fumes, or using ventilation systems to clean the air are examples of effective ways to get rid of or minimize risks. 

Other Precautions
  • Inform employees about hazards through training, labels, alarms, color-coded systems, chemical information sheets, and other methods.
  • Keep accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Perform tests in the workplace, such as air sampling required by some OSHA standards.
  • Provide hearing exams or other medical tests required by OSHA standards.
  • Post OSHA citations, injury, and illness data, and the OSHA poster in the workplace where workers will see them.
  • Notify OSHA within eight hours of a workplace incident in which there is a death or three or more workers go to a hospital.
  • Do not discriminate or retaliate against an employee for using their rights under the law.
Employees should always approach their direct supervisor with any immediate safety-related concern or question. Always reach out to the Safety Team with any questions, comments, or suggestions on continually improving safety throughout the village. 

Email: safetyteam@orlandpark.org 

Team Members:
PW Building Maintenance Division: Bill Dahlman 
PW Streets Division: Mark Cingrani (New Member May 2018)
PW Utilities Division: Jack Krolo 
Parks: Scott Hiland 
Recreation: Kathleen Michau 

Department Liaisons:
Police:  Eric Rossi
Finance:  Nicole Merced
Wellness Team:  Marisa Perez
HPO:  Ed Lelo

Project Management/Facilitation:
Public Works:  Ahmad Zayyad