Junior Safety - Safety and Health Consultation

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Environmental Safety, Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Entry-Level

About Us:
Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.
Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.
Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/
Job Summary/Basic Function:

This junior level 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.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Junior Safety - Safety and Health Consultation will:

  • Provide on-site safety and health consultation services to small businesses within the state of Idaho.
  • 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 (OIS).

35% of the time the Junior Safety - Safety and Health Consultation will:

  • Access, retrieve, and interpret technical data from various OSHA/NIOSH/ANSI, NFPA and private sources for application to consultation projects.
  • 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).
  • Conduct onsite safety and health training of managers and employees with regard to OSHA regulations, hazard recognition, and hazard abatement.
  • Travel done by this position includes both local and overnight travel. Travel is required a minimum of 35% of the time to and from job-sites around the state of Idaho to perform essential duties of the position. Travel includes operating motor vehicles for considerable distances, and often requires spending 5 days per week out of the office.
  • Travel is also required out-of-state to attend training. Training may last up to two weeks and include a weekend away from home.

5% of the time the Junior Safety - Safety and Health Consultation will:

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Ability to perform basic industrial hygiene calculations.
  • Knowledge 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 and Excel.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or relevant professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related field.

  • One year of similar professional experience including:

    • Comprehensive working knowledge of OSHA safety regulations (29 CFR1900’s, 29CFR1910, and 29 CFR1926).

    • Experience applying OSHA regulations in industrial/commercial settings, including the identification of hazards and solutions to hazardous conditions.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary starting at $46,051.20 annually, commensurate with 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 https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

Cover letter, resume and three references.



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