Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

  • This position is inside the bargaining unit.  
  • Additional selections may be made based on the agency’s needs.

Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

GS-07:

  • Conducts specific (targeted) outreach activities and provides information on OSHA legislation, regulations, and compliance activities to a variety of different audiences
  • Conducts research and studies records and files covering mishaps, injuries, and equipment maintenance data
  • Compiles and prepares a variety of recurring reports as directed by the specialist’s supervisor
  • Assists in planning and conducting portions or limited inspections or compliance reviews (or independently conducts inspections of business establishments and worksites whose operations are generally characterized by the presence of moderately stable, low-risk processes or some higher hazards or unsafe working conditions or technically difficult operations which are covered by specific written guidelines) in establishments and worksites. Identifies areas in need of immediate corrective action or conditions which are of imminent danger lo life or limb
  • Assists agency attorneys in the preparation of evidence supporting the agency’s findings of safety and occupational health violations where the employer contests the inspection results

GS-09:

  • Assists in conducting and/or participates in opening and closing conferences with management officials, employees, and employee representatives reviewing hazards or unsafe working conditions cited or observed, advising employers of their legal responsibilities to providing an occupationally safe worksite, and of their legal right to appeal inspection findings
  • Assists in investigating mishaps resulting in fatalities or injuries and serious incidents
  • Compiles and prepares a variety of recurring reports as directed by the specialist’s supervisor
  • Assists in planning and conducting portions or limited inspections or compliance reviews (or independently conducts inspections of business establishments and worksites whose operations are generally characterized by the presence of moderately stable, low-risk processes or some higher hazards or unsafe working conditions or technically difficult operations which are covered by specific written guidelines) in establishments and worksites
  • Identifies areas in need of immediate corrective action or conditions which are of imminent danger lo life or limb
  • Inspects worksites, machine and equipment operations, environmental conditions, work practices, protective devices and equipment, and safety procedures

Travel Required

75% or less – To conduct inspections and/or training.

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