As a Safety and Occupational Health Manager with the Indiana Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
- Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities necessary to the overall management of the ground and weapons safety programs. Reviews health and safety plans/programs and develops and issues local directives and procedures establishing technical and administrative safety and occupational health requirements for industrial, construction, commercial, transportation activities, and explosives operations. Plans, schedules and conducts periodic inspections and evaluations for the following: facilities, equipment, operations to include munitions maintenance, loading/unloading explosives, missile handling, weapons firing ranges, combat training, sited explosives storage area, operational explosives storage locations and identifies deficiencies in the programs and variances to the standards using a comprehensive knowledge of regulations, standards, procedures, methods, and techniques to determine compliance with occupational safety and health regulations, DOD explosives safety standards and AF regulations. Evaluates a variety of complex, unconventional safety and occupational health problems or circumstances; determines risk assessment of the hazardous processes/conditions identified; and determines applicable methods and procedures for controlling or eliminating hazards. Documents and reviews inspection findings, initiates an appropriate program improvement based on findings, and prepares formal reports for dissemination to appropriate parties. Advises key managerial personnel of courses of actions affecting facility operations, work processes, human-machine relationships, and environmental conditions which impact on the safety and efficiency of personnel. Recommends appropriate measures to eliminate or control hazardous operating procedures. Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure violations and hazards are corrected.
- Plans investigations and analyzes mishaps and hazardous conditions to determine origin, causes, and contributing elements and prepares written evaluation reports concerning findings. Work operations and environmental conditions involve a substantial number and diversity of hazards which include those with significant severity and loss. Obtains statements from witnesses, photographs mishap scene, records circumstances of mishap and extent of injuries, estimates cost of property damage, and prepares formal reports of findings with proposed recommendations and abatement dates to correct the unsafe acts/conditions. Compiles and analyzes mishap data, identifies trends, and develops comprehensive recommendations to reduce or eliminate mishaps. Reports typically contain graphs, charts, and recommendations for changes in operating procedures, local regulations, and use of protective devices.
- Prepares supplements to regulations and manuals and develops specialized local regulations defining mishap prevention, handling, and storage procedures based on interpretation and/or adaptation of higher command instructions and policies formulated by other Federal government agencies. Coordinates with all installation offices, shops and sections regarding comprehensive occupational health matters affecting installation personnel and devises specialized operating practices involving diverse but recognized hazards. Prepares and revises local written procedures or abatement actions for conditions not directly addressed by existing standards or guidelines to include safety instruction and guides that are relevant to weapons/explosives safety, storage, and transportation of weapons/explosives and might affect base employees and current or planned contractor operations. Evaluates safety standards adopted by national safety associations, societies, or institutes; publications on work processes; and current industrial problems and modifies/adapts for local application. Drafts local procedures or abatement actions for conditions not directly addressed by existing standards or guidelines. Approves/disapproves explosives facility licenses submitted by operating units for explosives storage and operations locations.
- Reviews plans and specifications for new construction, major building alterations, and/or changes in installation equipment and monitors project through completion to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards. Evaluates site plans, layout, and definitive drawings pertaining to weapons/explosives storage areas and recommends design changes not included in the original plan and provides technical recommendations to eliminate or control safety hazards in the repair and maintenance of installation facilities and equipment. Advises as to quantity, distance, and uses of weapons/explosives requirements for new construction or modification of existing facilities. Reviews request for exceptions, exemptions, deviations, variances, and waivers to mandatory safety standards. Develops specialized operating practices affecting construction matters associated with diverse but recognized hazards and attends pre-construction conferences to brief contractor on safety requirements. Identifies potential safety hazards to assure adequate fire exits, stairways, aisle space, adequate 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). Consults with engineering and/or logistics personnel to provide up-to-date safety and health criteria, or standards on equipment to be purchased, architectural drawings, or planned operating procedures. When need arises, stops any operation that is of imminent danger to personnel or property.
- Develops and provides technical safety training/instruction to supervisors, employees, and/or unit safety representatives on a wide range of work operations areas, such as traffic safety techniques, proper storage of hazardous materials, common laboratory hazards, confined space, lockout/tag out and building evacuation procedures. Uses a wide variety of formal training materials, such as outlines, handouts, publications, films, exhibits, protective devices, and visual aids to provide and/or reinforce information related to safe work practices, accident prevention techniques, and mishap reporting requirements. Promotes safety through poster campaigns, displays of safety equipment, and oral presentations at local community and regional safety committee meetings. Extracts, compiles, and prepares safety articles, bulletins, and pamphlets for local use by base personnel. Maintains required course documentation/records.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORl/UCI/MEI/OCl/I G, etc.), mobility exercise, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. These tasks have no impact on the classification of this position and should NOT be addressed in any technicians performance standards.