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Job Title: Occupational Safety Consultant
Job Number: 201700643AP
Organization: Colorado State University/Dept. of Environmental and Radiological Health Science
Posted: 9/5/2017
Type: Part-time
Classification: Occupational Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Fort Collins,  CO    USA
Compensation: 56000-60000
Position Description: Using advanced knowledge as well as extended specialized and diversified experience in the scientific area of occupational safety, consultants provide operational and occupational safety guidance to leaders and executives in a variety of Colorado small businesses as stipulated by contract with the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

This position serves as a lead primary resource for private sector General Industry and Construction safety evaluations and other complex occupational safety hazards that require innovative and difficult evaluations and solutions. This advanced work also includes the interpretation of scientific and technical studies, and other published literature, utilizing appropriate scientific and technical methods as necessary.

The work requires advanced scientific knowledge as consultant is required to assess occupational safety issues/hazards, safety programs, and comprehensive safety and health management systems within Colorado small businesses that are unique and diverse. The work requires consistent exercise of discretion and judgement as the consultant assists operational leaders in analyzing current situations and determining the best course of action moving forward for their individual businesses.

Assist small businesses in: • Conducting work site evaluations and assessments to identify potential safety hazards and recommend applicable/specific solutions for identified safety and health hazards via compiled detailed/specific employer report • Implementing occupational safety programs and/or auditing existing occupational safety programs and recommending safety program additions and/or changes based on established OSHA regulations or specific industry best practices • Assessing safety and health management systems and providing managers of small businesses with assistance in developing and/or improving those systems • Reviewing and analyzing work related injury and illness data (OSHA Forms 300 and 300A) to determine root causes and trends; and to recommend possible corrective action (s) • Providing onsite training to employers and employees as requested to inform and educate about appropriate safety and health topics (this training is typically impromptu and provided in an informal context) • Complying with occupational safety standards and regulations • Understanding occupational safety standards and regulations • Recommending solutions to any unique occupational safety hazards and/or regulations

Design and deliver a variety of client/site specific occupational safety training programs for employers and employees.

Apply advanced knowledge of safety principles evaluating and recommending hazard control methods.

Develop client/site specific occupational safety assessment reports for Colorado small businesses.

Comply with university, college, department and program policies and procedures as related to the position scope.

Physical aspects of this position include, but are not limited to: lifting objects weighing up to 40 pounds, climbing stairs and ladders, standing on elevated platforms, and varying work hours with shifts that may occasionally last up to 14 hours. Travel to small businesses throughout Colorado will be required.

Qualifications: Required:

• Bachelors degree in occupational/industrial safety or related field of study.

• Working knowledge of OSHA standards, policies, and guidelines as outlined by Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations – Parts 1910 and 1926

• Ability to recognize unsafe/non-compliant working conditions in occupational settings and recommend appropriate safety controls

• Demonstrated ability to meet report deadlines

• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one by the start date or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date


• A Master of Science degree in occupational/industrial safety, or related field of study

• Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

• Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)

• Advanced written and verbal communication skills

• Experience working in teams

• Excellent customer service

• Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish

Organization Description: The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) houses academic, research and clinical programs that address the promotion of human and animal health. The mission of the department is to deliver excellent education in environmental and radiological health to prepare students to contribute to society; to conduct state of the art research in human and animal health focusing on environmental exposures and clinical applications; and to promote excellence in outreach and service to the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and globally through information transfer, research, continuing education and technical assistance. ERHS is unique in its multifactorial approach to disease that involves chemical, physical, and biological factors. ERHS provides undergraduate and graduate programs leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees.

The Occupational Health and Safety Consultation program is funded by the United States Department of Labor. This on-site consultation program offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all 50 states. In Colorado, consultation services are provided through Colorado State University. The program is committed to providing comprehensive safety and health solutions for small businesses throughout Colorado.

Services offered to qualifying small businesses include on-site safety and health audits, health and safety program review and assistance, assessments of health and safety management practices, health and safety training and education, OSHA compliance assistance, workplace air and noise monitoring, technical guidance and information, and printed materials on occupational safety and health.

The service is delivered by employees of Colorado State University, all of whom have advanced degrees in occupational safety or health and over five years experience in the health and safety field.

Closing Date: 12/5/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jean Runyan,  Occupational Safety Consultant
Contact Location:

Fort Collins   CO  80523
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  Fort Collins   CO  80523
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Additional Information: Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest including career goals and objectives; a resume; academic transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable); and contact information for three professional references, (please include name, email address, and telephone number). References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates. Applications must be received by September 29, 2017 for full consideration. Contact

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