Safety Specialist in San Antonio, TX at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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GDIT is currently looking for a Safety Specialist to support the Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. NAMRU is a major research center conducting medical, craniofacial, directed energy, and biomedical research which focuses on ways to enhance the health, safety, performance, and operational readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel and addresses their emergent medical and oral/facial problems in routine and combat operations.

    • Provides support to the NAMRU-SA Command Safety Officer and provides assistance with duties related to the occupational safety and health field.
    • Performs administrative support such as: maintaining spreadsheets and databases, reviewing, and monitoring the implementation of policies governing the program area. Maintains program records. Prepares and submits reports.
    • Performs professional and technical duties in supporting: workplace inspections, technical review of applications, designs, or proposed plans for compliance with laws, regulations, standards, specifications, and other applicable consensus standards.
    • Provides support to the hazardous chemical waste program in the following areas: receipt, classification, storage, and disposal, in compliance with local policy and applicable regulations, and supports monthly oversight inspections of satellite accumulation points.
    • Assists with surveys/inspections of laboratories, shops, and offices to identify and evaluate risk potential involving a wide variety of work environments and occupations.       Using expertise, determines and makes recommendations to the extent to which mechanical and physical conditions comply with required or consensus standards, their adherence to established safety policies and procedures, and the effectiveness of the assigned program.
    • Participates in the development of novel and innovative safety training.
    • Supports the overall program effort to include: the reduction of on-duty and off-duty mishaps directed toward prevention of traffic accidents to personnel in privately owned vehicles and Government vehicles and recreational off duty activities.
    • Assists with the Medical Surveillance Program for all personnel working within Level 1 and 2 biological laboratories. Duties involve Occupational Health Risk Assessments, annual medical surveillance, and monitoring and maintaining the database of personnel enrolled in the medical surveillance program.
    • Assists with ensuring applicable personnel receive appropriate immunizations or tests for the agents handled or those potentially present (e.g., hepatitis B vaccine, TB skin testing).
    • Provide assistant/serve on the Safety, Biosafety, Facilities, Planning, and Equipment Committees, as well as other committees at NAMRU-SA; support mishap reporting and investigations.
    • Maintains thorough knowledge of current regulations, interprets standards, codes, and regulations issued by various Governmental bodies. Monitors the implementation of programs/policies to maintain compliance and assesses effectiveness.
    • Required to maintain occupational health clearance.
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  • Bachelors Degree in a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.
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  • 2-5 years of related occupational health and safety experience.
  • Bachelors degree with at least (2) two years of experience is preferred or an Associates degree with at least five (5) years of experience.
 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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