Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

Duties

  • Identifies and evaluates risk potential involving a wide variety of environments and occupations including those encountered in asbestos removal, complex machine design and performance capabilities, presence of hazardous materials and improper equipment, and the elimination/control of hazardous operations/conditions.
  • Coordinates the safety program for staff, visitors, and volunteers; serves as technical advisor on safety-related issues to the facility staff, evaluates (through on-site inspections) the level of safety and environmental health at the facility, originates and recommends corrective action if needed, and ensures compliance with all applicable codes and standards.
  • Develops and presents safety training programs for new as well as existing employees, promotes activities for maintaining interest in accident prevention including publication of statistics for the facility, obtains and displays safety posters and charts, writes and disseminates information to employees and volunteers on the safety program, as necessary; develops training material for supervisors and employees, and compiles and summarizes information for inclusion in safety reports to OSHEM.
  • Keeps current on the chemical inventory for all facility divisions and also on the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all facility divisions, and ensures proper labeling and storage for all chemicals in the facility.