Reporting to the Occupational Safety Programs Manager, the
Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Officer will perform
comprehensive safety and health inspections, surveys, audits,
monitoring, and evaluations to determine compliance with EHS
programs and OSHA regulations, including those that are very
complex and where extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements
and hazard controls is necessary Uses highly complex criteria, data
collection, and interviewing techniques. Interprets and applies
regulatory requirements and provides guidance to staff. Interviews,
observes, investigates workplaces for hazards, evaluates risk, and
recommends engineering and administrative controls and personal
protective equipment. Documents findings and effectively
communicates corrective and preventative measures to various levels
of the campus community. Acts as subject matter expert to the
campus community for assigned program areas. Supports the
university's asbestos, lead, and industrial hygiene program by
performing sampling, assessment, and monitoring as needed or
required. Performs other duties as needed or required.
- An advanced or Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and
health, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, closely related
discipline, or training and/or experience that is an equivalent
level of related work experience.
- Experience working in a lead role as a safety specialist.
- Working knowledge of OSHA standards and the interpretations,
technical principles, practices, and procedures used to comply with
OSHA regulations and industry standards.
- Experience performing safety and health evaluations, audits, and
- Experience preparing technical reports and professional
- Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and
- Experience with Microsoft Office software.
- An advanced degree with an emphasis in engineering, safety, fire
safety, or related science or equivalent training or
- Extensive experience performing safety audits and inspections in
both construction and general industries.
- Working knowledge of industrial hygiene project design,
evaluation, sampling, analysis, and remediation practices.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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- Must be able to navigate stairs and ladders.
- Ability to lift 30 pounds unassisted.
- Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
- Must have a driver's license check.
- Must be able to wear respiratory protection and must participate
in the university medical surveillance program as needed or
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
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