Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Augusta,ME (MS-21-BOS-OSHA-369)
Major duties include:
-Conducts occupational safety and health inspections within a variety of agricultural, construction, general industry, and maritime business establishments to ensure employer compliance with federal OSHA standards.
-Conducts investigations involving one or more fatalities, injuries, serious accidents, or other unsafe conditions.
-Prepares for inspections to become familiar with work processes, operations, and standards applicable to the workplace to be inspected.
-Conducts opening conferences with management officials and employee representatives concerning the nature and purpose of the inspection, the procedures which will be followed, and employee discrimination rights.
-Participates in Agency efforts to obtain warrants and to subpoena witnesses and documents, if necessary
-Analyses injury and illness data and reviews establishments’ occupational safety and health programs
-Conducts interviews, reviews documents, and researches various sources of information such as equipment manuals, consensus standards, interpretations of standards, court decisions
-Identifies violations and hazards, and recommends abatement methods common to the work processes and operations
-Documents inspections to support a legally sufficient case
-Conducts closing conferences with management officials and employee representatives. Discusses proposed citations for OSHA standards that have been allegedly violated, abatement dates, and employer and employee rights and responsibilities
-Processes inspections utilizing the OSHA Information System.
-Proposes fiscal penalties
-Assists agency attorneys in the preparation of contested cases for hearing before administrative law judges; testifies under examinations conducted by attorneys representing the agency and the employer
-Provides technical assistance to employers, employees, labor organizations and business associations to achieve safe and healthy working environments.
-Provides training to new employees and peers
-Performs other duties as assigned