Senior Safety and Health Consultant

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Health, Safety and Security, Senior-Level

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position provides occupational safety and health consultation services to private employers throughout Idaho. Through inspection of workplaces, identification of hazards, development of safety and health programs and issuance of reports to clients on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, the consultant assists those clients in protection of their employees and avoidance of enforcement actions by the federal compliance agency.

Department Overview:

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Environmental Health and Safety (CEEHS) is to promote and enhance environmental health and occupational safety in Idaho through a combination of research and service.

Level Scope:

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Senior Safety and Health Consultant must:

  • Provide on-site safety and health consultation services to small businesses within the state of Idaho.
  • Monitor chemical and biological contaminants in the workplace through the use of direct-reading instruments, or by air sampling, with subsequent laboratory analysis to evaluate hazards and make recommendations for preventing or controlling them (will require the ability to lift 40-50 lb. suitcases).
  • Inspect private workplaces with respect to compliance with OSHA standards and other recognized safety standards.
  • Recognize existing safety and health hazards in a wide variety of industrial, construction, and other occupational settings, and predict the likelihood of their effects (consultant will need to be able to recognize hazards in familiar and unfamiliar situations).
  • Review employers’ specific written safety and health programs, plans, and records for consistency with OSHA requirements and for practical application.
  • Assist employers with the development of applicable safety and health programs in areas such as fall protection, lockout/ tagout, hazard communication, bloodborne disease prevention, and more.
  • Develop comprehensive reports to employers that discuss the results of consultation visits by using the OSHA Information System.

35% of Time the Senior Safety and Health Consultant must:

  • Access, retrieve, and interpret technical data from various OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI, NFPA and private sources for application to consultation projects.
  • Perform organized onsite air sampling and noise monitoring for small businesses.
  • Act as lead safety and health consultant. Mentor junior consultant by assisting them with tasks such as reviewing reports, visit findings, and visit recommendations.
  • Conduct onsite safety and health training of managers and employees with regard to OSHA regulations, hazard recognition, and hazard abatement.
  • Manage and oversee the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program as SHARP coordinator.
  • Serve as Idaho Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program training coordinator to register consultants for OSHA Training Institute classes.
  • Conduct limited offsite training of employers and employees on selected technical and regulatory topics (classroom-type teaching), and prepare training materials for these classes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

5% of Time the Senior Safety and Health Consultant must:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Ability to perform basic industrial hygiene calculations
  • Knowledge of, and ability to use sound level meters, noise dosimeters, personal air monitoring pumps
  • Ability to identify safety and health hazards in the workplace
  • Working knowledge of OSHA 1910 and 1926 standards
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong to excellent computer skills. Familiar with MS office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree with at least 5 years experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of OSHA safety regulations (29 CFR1900’s, 29CFR1910, and 29 CFR1926).
  • Previous industrial hygiene experience.
  • Extensive application of OSHA regulations in industrial/commercial settings, including the identification of hazards and solutions to hazardous conditions.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition program (SHARP).
  • Ability to develop and implement OSHA’s 1989 Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines in a variety of business settings.
  • Must hold current Idaho driver’s license and have personal vehicle available for work use.
  • Prefer a degree from an ABET-accredited program in Industrial Hygiene or related field, or a Masters Degree in a related field such as Safety, Engineering, Environmental Health, Ergonomics, Health Physics, Toxicology, Chemistry, Fire Protection, or Construction Safety. Recent experience in OSHA/state consultation or compliance program. Completion of OSHA basic consultation training courses. Substantial occupational health related training experience.
Salary and Benefits:

$57,200-67,000 depending on experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Cover Letter and Resume.



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