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    Summary

    The OSH Specialist will provide professional safety and health services for routine and requested inspections and evaluations of Legislative Branch workplaces. These spaces include the U.S. Capitol, House and Senate office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Capitol Power Plant, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and other facilities. The OSH Specialist will work with a team within the Office of the General Counsel.

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    Responsibilities

    The OSH Specialist will provide professional safety and health services for routine and requested inspections and evaluations of Legislative Branch workplaces. These spaces include the U.S. Capitol, House and Senate office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Capitol Power Plant, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and other facilities. Workplaces and work operations to be inspected include: warehouses, workshops, special collection storage facilities, office spaces, electrical and mechanical spaces, landscaping, equipment operations, high voltage equipment maintenance, permit required confined space entry and more. Assignment of work is based on qualifications and priorities set by the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights. The OSH Specialist will work with a team of OSH Specialists and attorneys within the Office of the General Counsel.

    The OSH Specialist will conduct in-person inspections of approximately 78 facilities and complex work operations over an area of 18 million square feet, and make assessments to identify OSH hazards.

    • Identify violations of OSH standards and violations of the General Duty clause of the OSH Act of 1970;
    • Investigate unsafe working conditions that could lead to injuries or illnesses, and recommend findings;
    • Make recommendations to employing organizations for developing plans and programs for implementing corrective actions;
    • Recommend measures for controlling, abating, and reducing risk for identified hazards;
    • Report inspection findings using the Office's data base and identify corrective actions for abating hazards;
    • Interview employees and collect measurements necessary to quantify employee exposures;
    • Document and track abatement of hazards by employing offices;
    • Assist in the provision of technical assistance by analyzing work environments and recommending program designs to control, eliminate, and prevent illness or injury caused by chemical, physical, radiological, and biological agents, or ergonomic factors;
    • Assist with conducting investigations for requested inspections and in the preparation of reports of the findings and risk factors;
    • Assist in collecting data used in the preparation of biennial reports to Congress on the status of the OSH program;
    • Assist with other tasks as assigned to support the occupational safety and health program effort;
    • Conduct ADA inspections, identify barriers to access for people with disabilities, and enter barriers into the Office's database.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 10%. Some trips overnight to Culpeper, VA are necessary.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543960000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.