Occupational Safety Specialist
Conducts inspections, testing, hazard identification, communication and prevention in the area of industrial hygiene or safety.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Conducts inspections of asbestos abatement sites for compliance with regulations
- Conducts fit testing for respiratory protection devices
- Collects samples of hazardous materials for the purposes of determining environmental or safety compliance
- Operates equipment which could include, air sampling pumps, sound level monitoring, sampling devices, respiratory protection counters and other equipment related to health, safety and environment.
- Assists coordinators and associate directors in resolving specific industrial hygiene, environmental health, and safety problems and in disseminating information in regard to university regulations, policies, and contracts.
- May serve as liaison with appropriate State and Federal regulating agencies.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two (2) years of appropriate experience. Appropriate additional college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Licensure and Certification
This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.
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