Health and Safety Specialist
College of Health / Environmental and Occupational Health
Health and Safety Specialist
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services is pleased to announce an opening in Oregon OSHA:
As a Health Compliance Officer, you will conduct health evaluations and investigations, take enforcement action in a broad range of workplaces to ensure employer compliance with the Oregon Safe Employment Act, conduct technical training, and provide abatement assistance for employers and employees.
For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please review the position description by clicking here.
The Rationale for this Position
Since its founding in 2004, Agilyx has been committed to finding ways of turning plastics into a renewable resource. Given the utility of plastics to modern life, its use has proliferated in the past 50 years. For a variety of reasons, the recycling of plastics has been problematic. Agilyx, recognized as Waste Dive’s “Market Developer of the Year,” is systematically attacking those problems and is currently commercializing several product lines using mixed waste plastics as feedstocks.
The EHS Manager is responsible for driving the design, implementation, and training of the Health & Safety Program. It requires a hands-on, knowledgeable, highly responsive team player who is a self-starter, resourceful, brings creativity and strong interpersonal skills to the organization. This position acts as a collaborative team member and not a punitive enforcer.
3 job announcements in our OSHA division:
This position will conduct safety evaluations and investigations, take enforcement action in a broad range of workplaces to ensure employer compliance with the Oregon Safe Employment Act, conduct technical training and provide abatement assistance for employers and employees.
Three assistant professor positions are in the UW School of Public Health, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. We seek candidates from all disciplines that inform environmental and occupational health but are particularly interested in applicants with scholarship in one of the following areas of expertise: (1) Occupational Health and Safety; (2) Environmental Epidemiology; and (3) Toxicology. The posting for these three positions is here.
Two positions are for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professors in Environmental and Occupational Health, with a particular interest in in applicants with environmental public health practice OR Occupational Health and Safety practice. The posting for this position is here.
There are two safety officer positions opened at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The position is in the hospital/clinical safety section and we deal with things such as IH monitoring, fire response, respiratory protection, construction safety, and surveying of clinical areas for safety issues.
Link for job posting with full detail:
The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) contributes to the mission of the Oregon State University extension service by serving as a source of objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related subjects to the public and professionals, and by serving as a source of pesticide exposure data for Tribal, state, and federal partners.
As a Pesticide Specialist, you’ll dig into the science to answer technical questions about pesticide risk for both the general public and professionals. You’ll also develop
educational resources like web pages, fact sheets, infographics, and other materials.
Minimum requirements include a B.S. degree in toxicology, environmental
science/chemistry, biotechnology, agricultural sciences, public health, biology, soil
science, microbiology, environmental science, or a closely related scientific area
(degree must include coursework in biochemistry, physiology, or equivalent). Current
students are not eligible to apply.
Employee will be required to work from the OSU campus in NPIC offices, with some work from home possible.
Closing date: Nov 30
OR OSHA is seeking to fill the position of Oregon OSHA Administrator, a position that is focused on the health and safety of Oregon’s workforce.
Here’s the link to the job announcement on the external state jobs page: OSHA Administrator (Principal Executive/Manager G). This recruitment will be open between October 18, 2021 and November 30, 2021.
OR OSHA is also filling the role of Statewide Consultation and Outreach Manager, which is open until November 6th, 2021.
Close date: 10/26/2021
Salary: $4441 to $6794 monthly
Location: Portland, OR
NOTE: Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred (reading, writing, and speaking).
This is a full-time, classified position and is represented by a union.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Environmental Public Health (EPH) in Portland, OR is recruiting for an Occupational Health & Pesticide Exposure Program Coordinator to coordinate day-to-day functions of the Pesticide Exposure Safety & Tracking (PEST) and the Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) programs.
Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.
What will you do?
As the Occupational Health & Pesticide Exposure Program Coordinator, you will coordinate activities of the Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) and Pesticide Exposure Safety & Tracking program (PEST). You will coordinate efforts with OPHP to monitor indicators of occupational safety and health, investigate emerging issues and promote translation of science into action while placing underserved and vulnerable workers at the center of this work. You will investigate and report on the health impact of pesticide poisoning on Oregonians for program partners, and policymakers. You will collaborate with PEST partner agencies, health care providers, and migrant worker clinics and organizations to provide outreach and increase the reporting of pesticide related illness and injury in Oregon. In addition, you will create educational materials and facilitate presentations in English and Spanish on program information and respond to inquiries to communicate program information to the public, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, and partners including the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), regulatory agencies, and reporting healthcare providers. You will also represent OPHP and PEST at local, regional, and national meetings.
While in this position, you will develop and maintain cooperative agreements; participate in writing proposals for new grants; develop and maintain project policies, standard operating procedures, and manuals; develop and monitor program budgets; write reports on activities for both PEST and OPHP; and adjust activities to meet changing priorities. You will identify and determine the allocation of resources needed to accomplish program goals and evaluate the progress of program to ensure objectives are fulfilled and action items are carried out.
This position also conducts case investigations including interviews in English and Spanish; coordinates acute pesticide illness and injury case follow-up/investigations; creates requisitions for medical records and data from state and local epidemiologists; consults with OHA physicians and toxicologists; classifies reports of pesticide poisoning per national classification criteria; and report classifications to NIOSH and EPA. In addition, this position refers approved cases to the Oregon Pesticide Analytic and Response Center (PARC) and communicates with PARC and other state agencies about case findings, in accordance with confidentiality rules.
What’s in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.
We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are a skilled environmental health program coordinator with experience in pesticide exposure, apply today!
What are we looking for?
A bachelor’s degree in public health, environmental health or a related degree and two years of experience coordinating or administering a program:
Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience coordinating a public or environmental health program.
How to Apply
To view the announcement and apply, please visit the following link:
The Climate Justice Grassroots Organizer works as staff for both Beyond Toxics and the Eugene/Springfield NAACP to serve as the policy and political voice of community members in Lane County and Oregon concerned with climate change, social and economic justice. The position’s primary focus is advocating for climate justice and resiliency, decarbonization and green energy, and environmental protections. Importantly, the staff member will identify ways to apply 2 traditional ecological knowledge, just transition practices and frameworks and values to their organizing and advocacy efforts. The position is based at the Eugene offices of Beyond Toxics and NAACP, and this staff person must reside in the greater Eugene-Springfield area.