Provide safety and health inspections as referenced under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1960.25, Qualifications of Safety and Health Inspectors and Agency Inspections.
These inspections may include:
- Developing survey protocol outlines in cooperation with agency safety officer;
- Reviewing and evaluating accident and injury statistics, identifying potential workplace safety and health hazards, and developing safety plans;
- Conducting employee interviews;
- In coordination with the agency safety officer and/or the project manager, drawing conclusions based upon current scientific methodologies and knowledge, comparing results to current standards or criteria;
- In coordination with the agency safety officer and/or project manager, providing concise, cost-effective, and health-protective recommendations that address deficiencies or problems observed or noted in investigations, studies, and evaluations.
- Perform quality assurance activities related to safety management and environmental health investigations, studies, and evaluation, which may include:
- Calibrating sampling instrumentation; and using appropriate sampling techniques, analytical standards, and blanks.
- Provide consultation to the program managers and other occupational health professionals.
Consultation activities may include:
- Participation and contributions to meetings and program reviews (i.e. training, accident investigation briefings, monthly safety and health committee meetings);
- Communicating findings, results, conclusions, and recommendations of investigations, studies, and evaluations;
- Providing training and education to Federal employees (e.g. hazard communication, hazard awareness, hearing conservation) including training manuals and other training materials;
- Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary occupational health team in environmental health/safety management investigations, studies, and evaluations.