First-level professional position accountable for attending training and working under the supervision of a higher-level professional to perform limited assignments of specific tasks focused on monitoring compliance with established practices, analyzing problem areas of injuries and health impairment, and/or processing Workers’ Compensation claims. At this level, employees may perform basic health and safety audits; research technical literature and standards specific to the type of processes to be evaluated; collect and analyze data utilizing various types of air, heat, light, and sound monitoring and measuring instruments; review occupational injury and illness records; and discuss evaluation results and corrective action (e.g., methods for controlling hazardous conditions) with agency management, employers, and/or employee representatives. Employees at this level require an ability to conduct routine and standardized inspections, consultations, or prevention assignments that are guided by established standards and checklists; and identify problem areas that are specific in nature or in which employees have been trained to recognize (e.g., health and safety hazards, personal protective equipment assessments, basic ergonomic workstation evaluations).
Knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting effective safety inspections. Knowledge of OSHA and the applicable regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency as they relate to workplace health and safety. Ability to analyze safety and injury reports and develop recommendations for corrective measures and/or improvements. Ability to travel extensively, operate a motor vehicle, and maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license.
Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)