This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of Safety and Code Compliance (SCC), Safety Division. SCC establishes policy and conducts oversight to ensure compliance with safety, fire and environmental laws and regulations. The office coordinates emergency planning and preparedness activities and is the primary point of contact with external regulatory agencies for the AOC’s occupational safety and health, fire protection and environmental programs.Learn more about this agency
Major Duties Include:
Advisory Services for Industrial Hygiene Programs and Projects
- Serves as an Agency subject matter expert and authority in industrial hygiene programs, with the responsibility for providing expert advice to staff members; the development and interpretation of regulations and guidelines regarding the occupational health and safety of employees; the promotion of AOC compliance and mandated requirements; the evaluation of progress achieved and regulatory matters; and consultation and training where needed.
- Identifies and assesses risk factors on health hazards, analyzes and evaluates industrial health findings and develops such changes in methods or procedures to control health hazards. Develops and implements internal procedures for immediate control of hazards.
- Develops criteria, procedures and written guidance for the handling, labeling, storing, use, transfer and disposal of toxic and hazardous materials. Develops guidance to be used for implementing criteria and evaluating preparedness based on exercises, plans and training.
Establishment of Program Evaluation Criteria and Conditions
- Provides expert industrial hygiene advice and technical assistance and guidance to employees, supervisors, managers and other personnel on chemical, physical and biological stressors in the workplace.
- Investigates health problems that arise among workers and determines corrective measures. Participates in accident investigations and emergency responses when potentially hazardous or unknown substances are involved.
Formulation and Dissemination
- Serves as a technical authority for healthy work environments and working conditions for the Agency and facility occupants of the Agency. Performs, organizes and/or directs comprehensive on-site inspections and worksite surveys on a recurring basis to identify and evaluate conditions which may be hazardous to workers' health.
- Observes operations and conditions which could constitute potential health problems. Develops or oversees the creation of sampling strategies and protocols, takes air samples, bulk samples and cultures for contaminants suspected of causing health problems.
- Performs field inspections of proposed projects to determine directive and design requirements. Inspects projects that are under construction to determine compliance with regulations and conformance to plans and specifications.
Hazard Information Training and Dissemination
- Conducts new employee orientation on health and hazardous conditions and conducts annual refresher training for all employees and volunteers. Develops training plans, conducts training of supervisors and monitors in-service training activities. Prepares articles, pamphlets or brochures and/or directs the preparation of materials by others for publication.
- Collaborates with supervisors, safety managers and occupational health personnel or physicians to institute control and remedial measures for hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions and equipment.
- Develops specific implementation strategies to promote information dissemination and exchange among health-oriented organizations and/or among assigned Agency program offices using such methods as electronic mail, distribution of project reports, newsletters or program announcements.
- Acts as a Project Manager or Task Leader on assigned projects and is responsible for: (1) independently administering assigned projects of major size, scope and complexity in accordance with safety and health regulations, AOC policies and best practices, which may include: preparation of scope and statement of work; acting as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR); reporting project status to upper management; coordinating an integrated team; managing the schedule, budget and quality of the projects and most importantly meeting the clients objectives (2) furnishing advice and counsel to the agency, contractors and representatives of other agencies on matters pertaining to the use and interpretation of the assigned criteria.
- Examines plans, specifications and cost estimates for technical adequacy, throughout the entirety of development. Reports progress and/or problems. Directs necessary changes, resolves controversial problems, ensures conformance to plans and specifications and furnishes other assistance as required where deficiencies are noted.
- Handles and assesses contractor efforts and assesses technical progress in relation to the established schedule and resources allotted. Reviews plans, specifications and cost estimates for technical adequacy. Serves as a COTR on assigned projects.
- Adheres to applicable safety rules in the performance of duties. Complies with applicable AOC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules and regulations. Provides or receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is utilized.
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