Safety and Health Consultant

Boise State University – Boise, ID

This junior level position provides occupational safety and health consultation services to private employers throughout Idaho. Through inspection of workplaces, identification of hazards, development of safety and health programs and issuance of reports to clients on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, the consultant assists those clients in protection of their employees and avoidance of enforcement actions by the federal compliance agency.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Essential Functions

60% of the time Safety/Health Consultant will:

60% of the time Safety/Health Consultant will:

  • Provide on-site safety and health consultation services to small businesses within the state of Idaho.
  • Inspect private workplaces with respect to compliance with OSHA standards and other recognized safety standards.
  • Recognize existing safety and health hazards in a wide variety of industrial, construction, and other occupational settings, and predict the likelihood of their effects (consultant will need to be able to recognize hazards in familiar and unfamiliar situations).
  • Review employers’ specific written safety and health programs, plans, and records for consistency with OSHA requirements and for practical application.
  • Assist employers with the development of applicable safety and health programs in areas such as fall protection, lockout/ tagout, hazard communication, bloodborne disease prevention, and more.
  • Develop comprehensive reports to employers that discuss the results of consultation visits by using the OSHA Information System (OIS).

35% of the time Safety/Health Consultant will:

  • Access, retrieve, and interpret technical data from various OSHA/NIOSH/ANSI, NFPA and private sources for application to consultation projects.
  • Monitor chemical and biological contaminants in the workplace through the use of direct-reading instruments, or by air sampling, with subsequent laboratory analysis to evaluate hazards and make recommendations for preventing or controlling them (will require the ability to lift 40-50 lb. suitcases).
  • Conduct onsite safety and health training of managers and employees with regard to OSHA regulations, hazard recognition, and hazard abatement.

5% Duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to perform basic industrial hygiene calculations
  • Knowledge and ability to use sound level meters, noise dosimeters, personal air monitoring pumps
  • Ability to identify safety and health hazards in the workplace
  • Working knowledge of OSHA 1910 and 1926 standards
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong to excellent computer skills. Familiar with MS office products, including Word and Excel

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.

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https://jobs.boisestate.edu/en-us/job/495528/safety-and-health-consultant