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Job Description:

  • 1) Inspects places of employment to detect unsafe or unhealthy working conditions: Inspects work environment, machinery, and equipment in establishments and other work sites for conformance with governmental standards according to procedure or in response to complaint or accident.

  • 2) Interviews supervisors and employees to obtain facts about work practice or accident.

  • 3) Rates unsafe condition according to factors, such as severity of potential injury, likelihood of recurrence, employers' accident record, and evidence of voluntary compliance.

  • 4) Observes employees at work to determine compliance with safety precautions and safety equipment used.

  • 5) Orders suspension of activity posing threat to workers.

  • 6) Writes new safety order proposal designed to protect workers from work methods, processes, or other hazard not previously covered, using knowledge of safety-engineering practices, available protective devices, safety testing, and occupational safety and health standards.

  • 7) Discusses reason for inspection and penalty rating system with employer.

  • 8) Reviews log of reportable accidents and preventive actions taken to determine employers' attitude toward compliance with regulations.

  • 9) Documents findings and code sections violated.

  • 10) Interprets applicable laws and regulations to advise employer on legal requirements.

  • 11) May specialize in inspection of specific machine, apparatus, or device.

  • 12) May specialize in inspection of specific industry, such as construction, manufacturing, mining, petroleum, or transportation.

  • 13) May testify in legal proceedings.

  • 14) May photograph work environment suspected of endangering workers to provide evidence in legal proceedings.




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DOT:   168.167-062

Job Number: 6902