In the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Division, this class is accountable for providing consultative services to all employers regarding occupational safety or for inspecting and investigating public employers for compliance with the State Occupational Safety and Health Act.
In the Department of Correction, Engineering Services, this class is accountable for providing consultative services or inspecting and investigating all correctional facilities for compliance with the State Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Works under the general supervision of the Occupational Safety and Health Assistant Director or other employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
COMPLIANCE: Conducts comprehensive occupational safety inspections of public employer work sites or Correctional facilities including inspections of all types of equipment, construction and personnel to ensure compliance with State Occupational Safety and Health Act; interviews managers, employees, union officials and others to obtain information; investigates accidents in the public sector or within Correctional facilities to determine cause and possible violation of Connecticut OSHA; investigates complaints of alleged violations of Connecticut OSHA by public employers; calibrates technical instruments; conducts tests with technical and scientific instruments; conducts occupational safety related research; recommends the issuance of citations, monetary penalties and time abatements; prepares comprehensive reports; audits employer records of injuries and illnesses; may testify at hearings and in court; may address employer and employee groups; performs related duties as required.
CONSULTATION: In response to either public or private employers' or Correctional facilities' requests for technical assistance with occupational safety issues conducts inspections of the work site and equipment used; conducts tests with technical and scientific instruments; conducts occupational safety related research; provides off site technical assistance; makes recommendations to correct safety hazards; provides training, information and materials to employers and employees; assists employers in correcting occupational hazards; promotes the consultation services offered by the division; prepares comprehensive reports; audits employer records of injuries and illnesses; may perform compliance inspections; may address employee and employer groups; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of occupational safety; considerable knowledge of State and federal Occupational Safety and Health Acts and standards; considerable knowledge of inspection and investigation methods and techniques; knowledge of engineering and production methods; knowledge of instrument use and calibration; knowledge of research methods and techniques; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Seven (7) years of experience in mechanical, manufacturing, mercantile or construction fields.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included conducting safety inspections or accident investigations at or above the level of Occupational Safety and Health Officer.
College training in occupational safety, chemistry, mechanical engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury due to climbing and working with electrical panels and unguarded equipment.
The next higher class in this career series is Occupational Safety and Health Review Officer.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group AR 25 approved effective August 19, 1994. (Revised to implement Administrative and Residual Stipulated Agreement Compensation)