Sep 29, 2021

Occupational Health & Safety Specialists in Washington, DC

$41.00 - $46.00 hourly
  • Vet Global Solutions (VetGS)
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full-Time Biotech Defense Engineering Environment Government Health Care Other Professional Services QA-Quality Control Science

Job Description

Please forward all resumes to:  [email protected] or [email protected]

Hiring for

  • Multiple Positions in Washington, DC 
  • Excellent Pay + Benefits 

EXPERIENCE

Seeking Veteran with a minimum of four (4) years experience as an (Independent Duty Corpsman, Environmental Science & Protection Technician, Health & Safety Engineer, Occupational Health & Safety Specialists, Environmental Engineer,  or  Industrial Hygienist) with the ability to perform the functions described in the section below. Possess an Associate or Baccalaureate degree, or higher, in a related field (degree in industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and health, engineering, biology, chemistry or radiation science, etc. ), or have a current Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

This is a Full Time Contracted Federal Job Position for (1) year with (3+) years options.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PREFERRED: Military Veteran, or  Active Tier 1 Public Trust (Basic ID Favorable Determination and background check) or Higher.     
  • Have knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Industry Standards. 
  • Be familiar and knowledgeable on National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sampling methods. 
  • Become familiar with publications that govern Occupational and Environmental Health Programs.
  • Familiarity with the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System (DOEHRS) or comparable system and have the ability to input data into the DOEHRS properly is preferred but not required.
  • Possess knowledge required to learn to utilize DOEHRS if not already familiar with the system.
  • Experience anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling exposure(s) to chemical, biological, and radiological hazards for OEH activities and OEH Risk Management.       
  • Familiar with and have experience operating industrial hygiene survey equipment
  • Experience performing industrial hygiene monitoring and sampling to quantify or detect physical, chemical, and radiological hazards.
  • Enunciate and articulate well.
  • Possess familiarity with military terminology.
  • Have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Safeguard and account for government property.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work is a combination of sedentary duties as well as light to moderate physical effort. Requirements include walking, standing, reaching, bending, and moving items. May require lifting and carrying weight up to 40 pounds. Duties are performed indoors and outdoors.  Works periodically on hard surfaces.

DUTY HOURS

Work Hours are normally required Monday through Friday between the hours of 0600 and 1800, for an 8-hour period.

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • OSHA 30-hour General Industry Course
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification      
  • Current CPR/AED Certification
  • Current Immunization Record (Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR),  Varicella (Chicken Pox), T-DAP (Tetanus-Diphtheria acellular pertussis), Hepatitis B (series) 2 step Tuberculosis (TB) skin test or Chest X-ray within last 12 months, Influenza, and COVID-19)    
  • The contract employee may be required to take additional courses as initial or refresher courses

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluate occupational health programs for various workplaces. Conduct health risk assessments to include: process evaluation, hazard characterization, assess controls (i.e., engineering, administrative, personal protective equipment), recommend measures to control or eliminate hazards, draft assessment correspondence, and document assessments in DOEHRS.
  • Perform industrial hygiene monitoring and sampling to identify and quantify chemical, biological, and radiological workplace hazards and exposures to include but not limited to the following:
    • (1) Air sampling: identify appropriate sampling protocols, use air sampling equipment to collect samples, calculate worker exposures, and complete associated reports
    • (2) Noise surveys: use noise survey meters and noise dosimeters, calculate worker exposures, and complete associated reports
    • (3) Radiation surveys: use various radiation survey equipment, calculate exposures, and complete associated reports
    • (4) Ventilation surveys: use appropriate standards to determine system requirements, use ventilation meters to complete surveys, perform required calculations, complete associated reports
    • (5) Water sampling: perform routine water sampling at various location
  • Monitor existing controls to determine their effectiveness (e.g., ventilation system survey, respiratory fit-testing). 
  • Complete program reviews to determine compliance with applicable OSHA standards and Military Instructions. 
  • Assist with Occupational & Environmental Health Site Assessments.  Collect site-specific data to characterize exposure pathways and exposure levels for chemical, physical, or radiological contaminants.  Identify occupational & environmental health hazards and risks that may negatively impact health, human performance, and environmental health quality.  Document findings in DOEHRS.      
  • Be familiar with and have experience operating industrial hygiene survey equipment to include (but not limited to) air sampling equipment, noise meters and dosimeters, radiation detection equipment, water sampling equipment, and ventilation meters to quantify or detect physical, chemical, and radiological hazards. 
  • Assist with identifying health hazards to all personnel residing and/or working on the installation.  Anticipate and recognize actual or potential chemical, biological, radiological, and physical health threats.  Collaborate with civil engineering and other base personnel to locate and identify hazards from occupational, environmental, and recreational sources.  Analyze and evaluate actual or potential health threats using available equipment. 
  • Provide control recommendations to mitigate or eliminate occupational & chemical, biological, or radiological health threats.  Apply the hierarchy of hazard control- first apply/use engineering
  • controls, then apply/use administrative controls and lastly, recommend personal protective equipment. 
  • Associate exposure(s) with affected personnel.  Document exposures of affected individuals and at-risk populations using DOEHRS to establish an individual longitudinal exposure record. 
  • Participate in risk management/communication.  Assist with advising various levels of leadership and affected communities on health risks associated with operations and missions, the environment, and recreational activities.  Effectively communicate on health effects, control measures, and outcomes. 
  • Develop measures to control radiological hazards to ensure permissible limits of radiation exposure are not exceeded.  Augment medical health physics activities.      

Occupations

Occupational Health and Safety

States

DC

Security Clearance

Public Trust

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