Safety and Health Inspector 1 job – State of Ohio – Delaware County, OH

Safety and Health Inspector 1

State of Ohio

238 reviews

Delaware County, OH

$35,734 a year
– Full-time, Contract

Travels to inspect work facilities, jobsites, & equipment under direct supervision to ensure compliance with Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations (e.g., inspects fire extinguishers, electrical hazards, eye wash stations, vehicles, walking/working surfaces, etc. for safe operating conditions); assists assigned staff (i.e., district hazardous waste coordinator & emergency coordinator) in reviewing storage of hazardous waste materials (e.g., bituminous asphalt, fuels, paints); performs walking inspections of worksites (i.e., bridges, roadways & buildings), reviews chemical inventory, observes workers for use of required safety apparel (e.g., glasses, hard hats, goggles, respirators); addresses unsafe worksite behavior & imminently dangerous situations by reviewing with employee & supervisor (including closure of worksite); inspects machinery for existence of properly installed safety devices; performs or recommends testing of work areas when needed to determine existence of toxic materials/hazardous conditions (e.g., drinking water contaminants, air quality, noise levels); assists traffic control manager in reviewing traffic control setup for proper safety practices.

Investigates personal injury & vehicle crashes; interviews claimants; obtains police reports & witness statements; operates personal computer (e.g., Microsoft Office) to prepare & submit investigatory & inspection reports; assists employees in completing accident reports, injury claims & workers’ compensation forms via telephone or email or in person. Processes Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) forms (e.g., FROl-1 (First Report of Injury), PS-2); corresponds with Careworks representatives, reporting injuries of district personnel & receiving updates; uses Microsoft Excel to compile accident & injury statistics; provides accident & injury statistics to senior leadership, supervisor & district safety committee members.

Assists supervisor in administration of Safety Business Plan & implementation of annual safety work plan; provides safety-related training at various district facilities; explains procedures, existing laws & regulations through use of lecture, film & various visual aids; creates & distributes educational materials & posters related to safety; conducts periodic fire drills & other related safety education as necessary; performs various duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of undergraduate major program core coursework in environmental health; must be able to provide own transportation.
  • Or 12 mos. exp. in conducting safety, health & fire inspections of work sites or residential care facilities or personal accident & injury investigations &/or vehicular accident investigations
  • If operating state-owned vehicle must show proof of valid Driver’s License OR must provide own transportation
  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of governmental regulations & departmental guidelines for industrial safety, health & fire inspections; employee training & development*; interviewing*; public relations*; industrial safety & health inspection procedures & techniques*. Skill in operation of audio-visual equipment*; use of fire extinguisher*; operation of industrial hygiene monitoring equipment*. Ability to define problem, collect safety & health data & determine violations; prepare inspection reports & maintain accurate satellite facility records; prepare & deliver speeches before specialized audiences; recognize safety warnings. (*)Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:
This position is overtime eligible per FLSA Standards.

This position shall be filled pursuant to the provisions of the OCSEA/AFSCME contract.


If this position is filled internally, the wage rate will be determined in accordance with the contract.

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at that time so proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

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