- Occupational Safety And Health Consultant III
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is senior-level professional scientific and consultative work in evaluating indoor and outdoor work environments for safety and health hazards.
Conducts comprehensive safety and health hazard evaluations, including the most difficult evaluations, of all general industry, construction industry, and indoor/outdoor environments, including office buildings and factories in the State of Missouri.
Uses a variety of sampling techniques to investigate safety and health problems originating from an unknown source.
Researches literature and adapts techniques to handle specific problems; develops questionnaires for interviewing exposed personnel.
Leads Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) assessments and makes recommendations for exemption periods.
Directs specific programs, fiscal activity, and administrative functions as needed.
Consults with employers on the existence, utilization, and/or operating condition of powered mechanical ventilation devices; personal safety equipment and procedures; noise abatement equipment and procedures; safety data sheets; hazardous chemical correction; and safety and health programs; and to introduce the services offered.
Conducts physical surveys and interviews employers, employees, and other potentially exposed individuals to determine possible sources of safety and health hazards.
Trains safety and health staff to survey office buildings and other workplaces for the presence of physical hazards and air contaminants; provides technical advice on remedial action.
Collects samples from office buildings and workplaces to determine the presence of toxic substances and other potential hazards in accordance with the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
Determines the magnitude of exposure or nuisance to workers; selects or devises methods and instruments suitable for measurements; and studies and tests materials associated with the work operation.
Evaluates buildings' ventilation systems for possible deficiencies; provides technical advice on remedial action.
Interprets results of the examination of the work environment in terms of the degree of hazard present; its potential to impair workers' safety, health, and/or efficiency; and its ability to cause community nuisance and/or damage.
Presents a technical report to appropriate interested parties detailing specific conclusions and recommendations that will allow the reduction or correction of hazards found.
Determines the need for, or effectiveness of, control measures and recommends procedures which will be suitable and effective for their achievement.
Develops or reviews all programs required by OSHA; conducts classroom training of employers and employees.
Develops or reviews safety and health programs on topics such as bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment, energy control programs, hazard communication, hearing conservation, and confined space.
Interprets occupational safety and health laws, rules, and regulations; determines compliance with safety and health laws; holds conferences with management to discuss identified violations and/or deficiencies; and recommends corrections.
Exercises considerable independent judgment in the performance of duties; receives minimal administrative direction.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Three or more years of experience as an Occupational Safety and Health Consultant II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Safety, Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Public Health, Toxicology, Bio-Engineering, or Chemistry; and,
Four or more years of professional experience in safety and health consultation in a governmental agency or program.
(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for one year of the stated experience.)
(A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for two years of the stated experience.)
(Certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene or as a Certified Safety Professional (CPS) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals may substitute for the stated college education.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of sampling and direct measuring techniques for gas, vapor, dust, noise, and radiation.
Comprehensive knowledge of microbiology, radiology, physiology, chemistry, and common diseases and health hazards related to indoor environments and industrial occupations, and of their possible sources.
Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA and the applicable regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency as they relate to workplace safety and health.
Comprehensive knowledge of the standard types of machinery and equipment used in industrial and commercial establishments.
Ability to analyze complex problems of environmental hazard reduction and arrive at sound decisions regarding action to be taken.
Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret technical reports and criteria documents on exposure limits.
Ability to operate and maintain detection and measurement apparatus.
Ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with plant managers, safety directors, employees, and the public.
Ability to develop and conduct classroom training for employers and employees on any safety and health problems specific to their environment.
Ability to travel as required by work assignments.
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