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State of Massachusetts Industrial Safety and Health Inspector - Safety Enforcement in Lawrence, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards strives for a Massachusetts free of workplace hazards that cause injuries and illnesses, where wages are paid fairly and equitably, and the most vulnerable workers are protected. We work with private and public sector partners to help make Massachusetts a great place to work and do business. DLS carries out its objectives in a manner that supports employers and strengthens the Commonwealth's communities and economy. State Plan Mission The Massachusetts Workplace Safety and Health Program (WSHP) is an OSHA State Plan with jurisdiction for public sector workplaces, to prevent injuries and promote compliance with OSHA standards, in accordance with 454 CMR 25. General Statement of Job Duties The Massachusetts State Plan is looking for an experienced occupational safety and health professional to join the Enforcement team. The candidate will investigate injuries and inspect workplaces for compliance with OSHA standards. Candidate must be able to work independently on a caseload of multiple projects. Inspectors are assigned a list of cases to complete, and may also be dispatched same-day to respond to an industrial accident or fatality. Detailed Summary of Duties and Responsibilities * * The State Plan operates a separate Enforcement and Consultation team. Both have the goal to prevent work-related injuries and both mandate corrective actions. * The inspector on the Enforcement team conducts injury investigations, such as amputation, electric shock, falls, machinery caught-between, and fatality investigations in a variety of public sector settings, including wastewater treatment, public works, fire, correctional facilities and state operated healthcare and social service facilities. * Responds to complaints regarding workplace safety and health conditions. * Conducts workplace violence prevention inspections in healthcare, corrections, and education settings. * Prepares documentation and issues Civil Citations to require corrective action for injury prevention and compliance with OSHA standards. * Tracks employer responses to confirm that corrective actions have been abated. * Maintains documentation for a complete inspection case file for compliance with DLS and OSHA State Plan requirements. * This job title may be assigned to Whistleblower Investigations. * Applies advanced knowledge of safety and health regulations and standards, including OSHA General Industry, OSHA Construction, NFPA, ANSI, and ACGIH. Researches and shares technical information with co-workers. * Represents agency at hearings. * Attends monthly staff meetings in Westboro and mandatory trainings. * Works independently and communicates effectively in oral expression and in writing. Proficient use of Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook and Excel. * Travel to inspection sites may be required on short notice to begin an inspection after the agency receives notification of an injury. * This position is posted for DLS offices in Lawrence but assignment to Taunton, Westboro, Boston, Springfield, Haverhill, or Lawrence is possible based on applicant preference. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three (3) 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) one (1) year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) 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. SUBSTITUTIONS: 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 the required experience. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Compliance and Certification* *Organization: Department of Workforce Development *Title: *Industrial Safety and Health Inspector - Safety Enforcement Location: Massachusetts-Lawrence-37 Shattuck Street Requisition ID: 23000B1F