Occupational Health and Safety Technician
Signature Performance - Rapid City, SD

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SUMMARY. Performs Bioenvironmental Engineering activities in the fields of Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Radiological Health, and Environmental Health to ensure healthy working conditions are maintained and that the environment is not adversely affected by Air Force operations.

The Government will provide on-the-job training covering the protocols and policies within the first two months of the start date. After completion of the training, the individual will be required to independently function in this position and meet all performance expectations. Competency is at the sole discretion of the Government.

PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES:
Performs workplace industrial hygiene surveys assessing all occupational, environmental, and radiological health hazards. Provide technical data and completed forms/documentation to staff for inclusion into occupational/environmental/radiological health program files. Enter data into DOEHRS-IH in accordance with local procedures and Air Force requirements.

nspects, tests, and evaluates workplace environments, equipment, and practices to ensure they follow all applicable standards and government regulations in accordance with AF requirements. Includes sample collection and survey measurements of potential hazards and engineering controls.

Recommends health hazard controls to mitigate hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.

Assists staff in monitoring environmental conditions on the installation to include the collection of water samples for compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, swimming pool and bathing area water quality evaluations and program compliance, and occupational and environmental health site assessment sampling.

Demonstrates to workplaces the correct use of personal protective equipment and other health hazard controls.

Provides training and perform fit-testing on respiratory protection devices to include gas-mask fit-testing.

Investigates occupational illnesses and injuries to identify why they happened and how they might be prevented in the future.

Performs evaluations for compliance with fetal protection requirements.

Reviews hazardous materials requests, plans, work orders, contracts and specifications for compliance with environmental and occupational health directives.

Serves as a member on committees for occupational health, and environmental protection matters. 1 QUALIFICATIONS:
1.1 Mandatory knowledge and skills.
1.1.1 Standard use of office equipment, such as computers, typewriters, copiers, fax machines, scanners, telephone and office automation systems.
1.1.2 Use of Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel at a minimum) to prepare reports and other documents.
1.1.3 General medical ethics, telephone etiquette and excellent communication and customer services skills.
1.1.4 Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and coordinate activities such as appointments, meetings, and suspense timelines.
1.1.5 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
1.1.6 English language, correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to prepare and edit written and electronic correspondence and reports.
1.1.7 Knowledge in and understanding of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Analytical Methods sampling guides, NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygiene (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Values (TLV) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEI) Booklet, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.
1.1.8 Knowledgeable in proper selection of personnel protective equipment (PPE).
1.2 Education. Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in one of the following disciplines: Occupational Health/Safety, Core Science or Engineering Technology.

1.3 Experience. Personnel must have at least two (2) years of experience working in an Occupational Health or Industrial Hygiene related medical field or must have formal college/vocational school education and hold a certification issued by Occupational Health and Safety Technologist Certification (OHST) or the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). One (1) year experience using basic sampling equipment to include detection tubes/chips, personal air samplers and calibrators, sound level meters, noise dosimeters, and environmental sampling equipment is required.
1.4 Work Environment/Physical Requirements. The work may be sedentary at times; however the Occupational Health and Safety Technicians must be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time and to walk on a regular basis. Physical demands include walking, standing, sitting, bending and carrying of light items up to 35 pounds. Travel to other sections of the MTF or Air Force Base may be required. This includes areas near the base that may be the responsibility of the medical group.

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