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OSHA Consultation Industrial Safety Inspector Supervisor

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Taunton
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overall Position

Performs professional duties in the area of occupational safety and health including, but not limited to, the inspection of workplaces to identify, evaluate and determine corrective action of existing and potential occupational safety and health hazards. Serves as consultant to employers on improving safety and health programs and assisting with safety and health training. Provides advanced technical support to staff, employers, employees and outside agencies on complying with applicable OSHA and other occupational safety and health regulations/standards, including but not limited to NFPA, ANSI, ACGIH, and NEC. Assists ISHI IV with implementation of program policies and procedures.

Supervise and coordinates activities of ISHI of a lower grade, including reviewing reports and providing technical and program support. Assists the Program Manager/Supervisor on a variety of projects as needed. Performs other program related work as required.

Supervisory duties include:

  • Supervises, guides, and coordinates the activities of ISHI of a lower grade within the Department of Labor Standards.
  • Reviews inspection reports for technical and program consistency and accuracy. Supports ISHI of a lower grade develop hazard descriptions and corrective actions.
  • Supports ISHI of a lower grade develop inspection skills, hazard identification, and ability to interpret and apply OSHA and other standards.
  • Represents and promotes the services of DLS as needed to trade groups, other state agencies, and scientific committees.
  • Conducts on-site consultations in places of employment at the request of employers to recognize and evaluate existing and/or potential occupational safety and health hazards, hazardous work practices and/or violations of OSHA and other recognized standards.
  • Ensures that employers correct violations (hazards) and provides guidance to employers to determine the methodologies to be best utilized including administrative and/or engineering controls. Assists ISHI of a lower grade with the same.
  • When applicable performs mathematical computations used by safety professionals and industrial hygienists to evaluate and control occupational health hazards. Reviews computations of ISHI of a lower level.
  • Utilizes, calibrates and maintains field equipment, as well as assists ISHI of a lower level gain competency in calibration, maintenance and utilization of such equipment.
  • Assists employers in establishing and maintaining safe and healthful workplaces by providing assistance to establish or strengthen employee participation in employers' safety and health management program.
  • Participates in educational activities as determined necessary for the successful completion of program goals.
  • Attends and participates in trainings, meetings, conferences, and programs in order to discuss and/or keep abreast of changes in the occupational health and safety fields.
  • Participate in the interviewing and hiring process for new employees.
  • Knowledge of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) and OSHA Information System (OIS) desirable.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in safety engineering, industrial hygiene, inspection or investigatory work in connection with occupational safety/health standards, in the regulation of occupational safety/health or in enforcement of occupational health laws, rules, regulations and standards, of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a professional capacity and of which (C) one (1) year must have been in a supervisory or leadership capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Extensive travel is required; incumbents must have access to a properly inspected, registered and insured personal automobile and must possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.

Based on assignment

Applicants must pass an annual medical evaluation to certify their ability to wear respiratory or other breathing apparatus.

Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain certification from the EPA, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and other agencies as necessary to perform duties as assigned.


I. An Associate's degree with a major in building construction, mechanical technology, industrial hygiene, industrial management, industrial technology, sanitation/public health inspection, or engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in engineering, industrial hygiene, safety science, construction management, industrial management, or a related scientific discipline such as chemistry, biology or the like, may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

III. A Graduate degree with a major in engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health, industrial management, or a related scientific discipline such as chemistry, biology or the like may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.

IV. Completion of an apprentice training program approved by the Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards in a construction trade may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

V. Certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist, or Certified Safety Professional may be substituted for three (3) the required (A) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: State of Massachusetts, Taunton , OSHA Consultation Industrial Safety Inspector Supervisor, Other , Taunton, Massachusetts

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