As an INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE TECHNICIAN (TITLE 5), GS-0640-10, this position is located in the ANG flying wing, Medical Group. Its purpose is to: plan, schedule, execute, manage, and administer the Industrial Hygiene/Bioenvironmental Engineering (IH/BEE) Program, which includes occupational health/industrial hygiene, radiation safety, and environmental monitoring to maintain and promote the health and wellbeing of military and technician personnel.
1. Ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Air Force Occupational Safety and Health (AFOSH) directives. Serves as an advisor concerning OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and US Air Force on installation health matters, such as health hazard identification, evaluation and abatement; workplace surveillance; industrial casefile documentation; Issue Exception Codes (IEX); asbestos abatement; lead-based paint; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD); air emissions; drinking water; wastewater discharges; hazardous wastes; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities; pesticide use; environmental noise; environmental assessment; environmental sampling; and other environmental monitoring.
— Surveys, inspects, and evaluates operational facilities and various activities to eliminate health hazards. Determines appropriate survey methods and techniques. Performs no-notice, spot and special inspections of operational facilities and shops. Identifies potential physical, biological and chemical health hazards in the workplace; evaluates exposure to workers; and prescribes corrective measures, which can include changing work processes/procedures, adding/modifying ventilation systems, making chemical substitutions, or using personal protective equipment.
— Reviews plans for new and existing facilities construction projects. Ensures applicable OSHA, AFOSH, EPA criteria are incorporated, and where deficiencies are noted, recommends appropriate changes to facilities’ environments that would assure integration of occupational/environmental health and industrial hygiene controls.
— Assesses installation environmental sampling, analysis and monitoring requirements, and performs ambient, source and substance monitoring.
2. Directs, implements, and manages the installation AF Hazard Communication Standard as mandated by OSHA. Interprets Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for employees, management and other health professionals.
— Authorizes Issue Exception (IEX) Code for hazardous or toxic substances. Researches an item’s composition and toxicity and instructs Base Supply concerning IEX code assignment for substances.
— Monitors the receipt and disposal of radioactive materials. Performs leak tests of incoming and outgoing materials, takes swipe samples of radioactive waste, and documents results.
3. Ensures installation compliance with the OSHA confined space standard. Evaluates the areas to determine hazards. Develops local controls and procedures for personnel entry into confined spaces.
— Formulates workplace air sampling strategy, performs air sampling, and analyzes results. Briefs the installation commander, staff, and management committees on survey results which have a potential positive/adverse impact upon the base and advises on remedies.
— Assesses use of and prescribes personal respiratory protection for installation personnel based on air sampling results and professional judgment.
— Conducts noise surveys before commencement of new operations or work processes and conducts periodic sound/decibel tests in facilities or other areas where potential overexposure to noise may exist.
— Manages the base drinking water surveillance program, ensuring full compliance with all aspects of the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
4. Advises on ergonomics in the workplace. Surveys work sites to evaluate compliance with the most current practices. Provides management with corrective alternatives.
— Reviews and provides input to the installation Environmental Engineer regarding federal and state environmental permit applications.
— Reviews and evaluates health-related Environmental Differential Pay (EDP) requests and periodically reevaluates existing EDP situations for continued validity.
— Maintains regulations, standards and manuals; supplements ANG and AF directives; and prepares correspondence and a variety of reports relative to the local IH/BEE Program.
5. Performs other duties as assigned.
*The above description only mentions a limited amount of the position’s official duties. For a full comprehensive document that covers all the duties of the position, please contact one of the Recruitment Specialists at the bottom of the announcement.
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