Safety and Occupational Health Specialist – OSHA
Posted: Mar 28, 2019
This position is with the U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The position may be filled either in the Long Island Area Office or Queens District Office. This position is inside the bargaining unit. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if fundings become available.
Plans, schedules, and conducts a full range of inspections in establishments and worksites where there is a strong probability of encountering hazardous work processes and materials, and unsafe environmental conditions from minor to serious in severity. Works to secure immediate corrective action of conditions which are of imminent danger to life or limb. Conducts investigations of accidents which may involve one or more fatalities, a large number of injuries or serious accidents, or other unsafe conditions. The specialist observes and documents accident scenes, identifies conditions related to cause and result, and assures that appropriate intermediate or permanent action is taken to remove any danger of recurrence. Conducts interviews as appropriate with witnesses, employees, employers, medical personnel, law enforcement personnel, and/or other persons in order to identify conditions and potential causes and to obtain and communicate other case-related information. Identifies violations and documents hazards, proposes citations for OSHA standards which have allegedly been violated, and requests employers to voluntarily abate serious or imminently dangerous conditions to employees, and provides assistance to resolve unsafe or hazardous conditions. Documents ongoing case files with relevant information to support a legally sufficient case. Operates a motor vehicle to travel to inspection sites.
Travel Required 75% or less – Local travel for inspection related activities. Occasional overnight travel for training/conferences.
Supervisory status No
Promotion Potential 12
Salary $57,948 to $91,147 per year
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