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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY COORDINATOR

SUMMARY:

The Occupational Safety Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and implementing occupational safety programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Conducts surveys of agency or campus areas, such as offices, classrooms, laboratories and/or patient care areas, to determine compliance to occupational safety regulations and codes.

Formulates and directs asbestos abatement program, inspects asbestos abatement projects, takes air samples, and prepares for lab analysis.

Develops plans for managing hazardous waste, trains employees, and implements hazardous waste management techniques, such as disposal and emergency procedures.

Performs surveys of construction sites to monitor compliance for safety standards and reviews construction plans.

Directs health and safety education training programs and keeps abreast of current trends through professional publications.

Maintains and monitors testing equipment used for monitoring and making safety inspections.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of governmental and institutional occupational safety regulations. Knowledge of employee occupational health requirements, environmental protection requirements, and worker industrial hygiene. Knowledge of hazardous waste management techniques. Knowledge of use and storage requirements of hazardous materials. Knowledge of facility construction and test instruments for monitoring work areas. Ability to direct industrial hygiene surveys. Ability to develop safety programs. Ability to manage handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in physics, chemistry, biology, or a related field; plus two years of experience in occupational health and safety or a related field.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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