Eau Claire, WI
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90070-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Eau Claire

Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90070-AS

Working Title: Occupational Safety Consultant



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 19, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Bachelor's degree preferred; preferably from a regionally accredited college or university in Safety.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Some field experience in safety compliance required.

Field Construction Industry experience desired.

Authorized 10-30 hour Authorized OSHA Instructor for General Industry and Construction preferred.

License or certificate: CSP certification desired.

A driving record meeting University of Wisconsin Authorized Driver requirements is required (http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/risk_mgt/draugdln.html) and will be evaluated prior to an offer of employment.

Position Summary: This Occupational Safety consultation position independently provides on-site technical industrial safety consultation services to employers in the private sector throughout the State of Wisconsin. This position serves as a lead primary resource for Construction Industry Safety Evaluations and other complex occupational Safety hazards that require innovative and difficult evaluations and solutions. Occupational hazards identified and addressed by this position can cause significant harm and death to employees if not addressed properly. Work activities include the identification, recognition, monitoring and evaluation. These activities will involve the critical identification of potential life-threatening hazards, developing appropriate control methods to address the hazards that are present. The position also assesses health and safety management systems, and provides managers of small businesses with assistance in developing and improving those systems. The consultant is expected to be conversant with all occupational safety hazards including but not limited to; machine safe guarding, confined space, electrical, scaffolding, powered industrial vehicles and fall protection hazards. Federal OSHA standards, ANSI standards, NFPA, NEC, the Wisconsin Administrative Codes and other published standards and guidelines are interpreted and used for hazard evaluation and control recommendations. This advanced work also includes the interpretation of scientific and technical studies, and other published literature. This position functions independently, exercising considerable judgment, under general supervision

Additional Information: Regular work hours are Monday-Friday 7:45 am- 4:30 pm. Schedule may fluctuate based on operational needs, including travel and worksite conditions. This position will be a homebased office out of the northwest/upper cities of Wisconsin.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of OSHA safety standards, policies and directives.
Knowledge of safety hazards as they occur in workplaces in general and advanced knowledge of safety hazards in the area of specialization.
Knowledge of technical controls for safety hazards, such as machine safe guarding.
Knowledge of personal protective equipment and programs, for safety hazards including (eye, foot, hearing, hand, etc.) and specific related programs and guidelines.
Knowledge of specific safety programs mandated by OSHA, or included in consensus standards such as ANSI including, Electrical Safety, Confined Space, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Fall Protection, Hazard Communication.
Basic knowledge of industrial hygiene programs (e.g. Respiratory Protection, Ergonomics, Hearing Conservation, etc).
Knowledge of the current safety and health management systems.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint applications with the ability to create databases, spreadsheets, reports, and presentation.
Ability to conduct walk though work site audits to identify occupational safety hazards.
Ability to identify violations of OSHA standards (29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926); and classify violations per OSHA policy.
The ability to effectively communicate occupational hazards and risks to employers and employees in order that effective protective action is taken.
The ability to review specific safety and health programs for compliance based on the OSHA and other published guidelines.
The ability to evaluate injury/illness data including the occupational injury/illness log (OSHA's Form 300/301), workers compensation form (WKC-12) and other hazard identification records. This includes the ability to calculate Days Away, Restricted/Transferred (DART) and Total Case Rate (TRC) rates and the ability to compare these Company rates with industry averages (BLS data).
The ability to write a clear and professional technical report.
The ability to identify hazards and ensure consistency with the OSHA Hierarchy of Controls.
Ability to continuously sit or stand at a computer terminal using a keyboard and mouse viewing computer monitor(s) for extended periods up to 8 hours with breaks.
Ability to sit and drive for periods up to 6 hours at a time in a motored vehicle (e.g. car, truck, or van).
Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of 8-10 hours at a time with breaks.
Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions such as severe cold, extreme heat, rain, snow, and ice.
Ability to stoop, crouch, squat, or walk on uneven surfaces, inclines, steep terrains, or slippery surfaces.
Ability to walk up flights of stairs.
Able to climb and work in high places using ladders, scaffolding, safety belts, or other special equipment.
Ability to occasionally (0-33% of the day) lift up to 30 lbs.

Contact: Kelsey Gordon
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: To apply for this job, please upload a resume and cover letter (including title and Vacancy ID#). If you have questions, you may email hrstaff@slh.wisc.edu or call Kelsey Gordon, 608-262-5594.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 17 Mar 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 14 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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