Bachelorâs degree and 3 years of related experience
Bachelorâs or advanced degree in Occupational Safety/Health, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Emergency Management, Public Administration/Public Health, or related field.Â Â
Professional certifications such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Demonstrated experience in occupational safety and health programs for a large facility with makerspace environments, ranging from a textiles laboratory to wood & metal fabrication to a glassblowing studio to engineering competition teams.
Technical training coveringÂ OSHA,Â EPA,Â NFPAÂ or related workplace regulations, guidelines and standards.Â Â Experience developing and administering safety training.Â Â Experience with spreadsheets and relational databases.Â Â Experience working at a college, university or research institution.
Demonstrated experience applying safety programs for the workplace.
EH&S is seeking a full-time Occupational Safety Specialist assigned to work within the Iowa State University Student Innovation Center (SICTR), with responsibility for implementation of university occupational safety and health programs in the facility. This will be accomplished through interactions with ISU students, faculty and staff; administration of safe facility use practices, implementing evidence-based and engaging training programs; and managing inspection data and safety surveys. This position will include direct interaction with the various facility makerspaces, fabrication studios, and other occupied spaces within the Student Innovation Center. The position will be responsible for establishing facility use safety guidelines that will include the development and administration of a flexible use/access control plan and define training competency requirements for makerspace use. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop and administer facility-specific safety training, emergency preparedness mechanisms, and perform facility safety inspections, hazard assessments, accident investigations and regulatory compliance audits. This position will use monitoring and analytical data to identify extent of workplace exposures, recommend engineering and work practice controls to minimize and/or eliminate potential safety and health hazards, and periodically evaluate user compliance with university and facility safety policies. Provide assistance with occupational safety aspects of facility operation and maintenance, including testing of building safety system function (i.e., alarms systems, guards, access control, PPE, etc.).
To qualify for the Occupational Safety Specialist III position, the candidate must have a Bachelorâs degree and 5 years of related experience. In addition to the aforementioned, the Occupational Safety Specialist III will be expected to implement workplace hazard mitigation strategies through risk assessments and application of the hierarchy of controls. The candidate at this level will co-author and update safety training, written manuals and guidelines, emergency procedures, and web-based safety resources. This candidate will assist in the development of accident/injury prevention strategies using data from workplace losses, injury/illness rates, site inspection results, and local, regional, and national prevention strategies. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of clients. Outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail will be essential for success. The candidate will also possess the ability to routinely use personal computers along with a variety of software to maintain hazardous materials information and related reports.Â Â
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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