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    Summary

    This position is located at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Smithsonian Institution. The employee is responsible for overseeing and coordinating a comprehensive SERC safety and occupational health program.  

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    Responsibilities

    As the Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, the incumbent would perform the following duties:

    • Provides technical advice on the management of the safety program for staff, visitors, volunteers, and students at a biological and chemical laboratory and outdoor science research complex.

    • Conducts inspections periodically and at random to ensure compliance with the various aspects of chemical laboratory and hazardous materials safety, fire safety, electrical safety, outdoor hazard safety, office building safety, and maintenance operation safety to determine service ability.

    • Notifies supervisors on the findings of scheduled or unscheduled inspections, citing appropriate standards, regulations, laws, guidelines, etc., and including informational and action memoranda regarding discrepancies, safety and health programs and other related activities.

    • Provides training, assistance and encouragement to resolve hazards encountered by reviewing hazards and violations noted and advises supervisors of obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Smithsonian and SERC criteria and regulations..

    • Consistently articulates safety and health practices to advance the accident prevention program.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/595884900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.