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Air National Guard Units SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST in Bangor, Maine

Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D2205P01 and is part of the ME 101st Air Refueling Wing Cmd, National Guard. Responsibilities This position is located within the Safety Office at an Air National Guard unit. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the safety and occupational health program for the installation involving diverse group industrial safety and occupational activities and provide advisory safety services to tenant organizations. The incumbent advises command staff and operating officials on safety requirements, standards and procedures. The organizational goals or objectives of this position are to ensure the safety program is upheld by providing advisory safety service, guidance and direction to base personnel. The incumbent will work closely with the Chief of Safety. MAJOR DUTIES: 1. Performs recurring assignments to control or eliminate unsafe physical conditions, equipment and machine hazards, and risks in human performance that may cause injury to persons or damage to property. Performs periodic inspections and evaluations of assigned unit to determine compliance with appropriate occupational safety and health regulations. Conducts independent safety and occupational health surveys of assigned functional facilities, equipment, and operations where normal safety risks are encountered. Uses agency checklists and criteria from different standards to determine compliance with conventional occupational safety and health regulations and program specific safety directives and methods. Makes minor changes to local procedures when necessary. Evaluates unsafe working practices/conditions; ensures correct safety and protective equipment is available and in use; and determines risk assessment of the hazardous processes/conditions identified. Recommends measures to eliminate or control hazardous practices/conditions that may cause mishaps. Documents and reviews inspection findings and prepares formal reports for dissemination to appropriate parties. Advises supervisors, and/or safety representatives on appropriate measures to eliminate or control hazardous operating procedures. Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure violations and hazards are corrected. 2. Conducts formal investigations of reportable and non-reportable mishaps of a recurring nature involving personal injury accidents, property damage, or occupational illnesses within the assigned functional area. Obtains statements from witnesses, photographs mishap scene, records circumstances of mishap and extent of injuries, estimates cost of property damage, and prepares a formal report of findings with proposed recommendations and abatement dates to correct the unsafe acts/conditions. Compiles and analyzes mishap data, identifies trends, provides managers with mishap/trend analysis data, and assists them in developing programs to reduce mishaps. Uses statistical data to prepare charts, tables, and reports. Based on observed trends, recommends and implements training aimed at accident prevention. Receives assistance from a higher-grade safety specialist or supervisor on investigations that may present problems or conditions not previously encountered. May accompany senior personnel in investigations of accidents/mishaps that include those with significant severity and loss. 3. Reviews and recommends revisions to standard local safety instructions and guides that are relevant to current or planned contractor operations and base employees. Evaluates specific safety standards adopted by national safety associations, societies, or institutes; publications on work processes; and current industrial problems and makes recommendations as to local application related to specific work operations of assigned functional areas. Obtains approval prior to significantly departing from established standards. 4. Reviews plans and specifications for minor construction, building alterations, and/or changes in installation equipment, to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards. Attends pre-construction conferences to brief contractor on safety requirements outlined on standardized checklists. Provides technical recommendations for safety and health in the repair and maintenance of installation facilities and equipment. Identifies potential safety hazards to assure adequate fire exits, stairways, aisle space, sprinkler systems, etc. Randomly spot checks construction sites and notifies contracting officer when safety violations or practices are observed (e.g., improper scaffolding, construction pits not safeguarded, improper use of ladders). When need arises, receives approval from higher authority to stop any operation that is of imminent danger to personnel, property, or environment. 5. Provides technical safety training and instruction on specific safety procedures to supervisors, employees, and/or unit safety representatives on such areas as traffic safety techniques, proper storage of hazardous materials, common laboratory hazards, and building evacuation procedures. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Military Grades: E5-E7 Compatible Military Assignments:1S0X1 GENERAL EXPERIENCE: The primary purpose of this position is to perform work in a broad range of air and ground safety; as well as, explosive and range safety, weapons safety program elements, such as inspections, surveys, evaluations, mishap investigations and safety training. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Performed periodic/unscheduled inspections of base facilities, warehouses, and equipment maintenance operations and evaluated compliance with applicable regulations and hazard system. Recommended measures and methods to correct safety and occupational health deficiencies. Participated in planning for testing of munitions, and assured integration of explosive safety criteria in testing procedures. Reviewed test implementation directives for inclusion of appropriate safety criteria. Prepared supplements to regulations and manuals for aircraft weapons safety and developed local regulations defining applicable mishap prevention procedures. Education If you are using Education to qualify for this position, You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position. Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System (sss.gov)).

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