Join our growing AFSCME Health and Safety Team!
AFSCME is looking to fill two new Health and Safety Advocate job openings in Washington, DC. This opportunity includes travel throughout the US, including Alaska and Puerto Rico, to teach and advise affiliate members how to improve worksite safety. Health and Safety Advocates become part of a thriving team of Research and Collective Bargaining professionals at AFSCME International, representing private and public employees across the country. The job includes excellent health and retirement benefits, and Advocates are represented by a strong internal staff union. The work is fast paced and varied, with lots of room for collaboration, autonomy, and growth. Join us!
- Conduct health and safety training sessions in person and virtually. Trainings include but not limited to general industry safety topics such as hazard communication, emergency preparedness, workplace violence prevention, infection control, safety committees; and certified First Aid/CPR and OSHA 10 programs.
- Conduct presentations at webinars, trainings, conferences, and other live events around the country; and serve as a panelist at external conferences and meeting.
- May prepare materials for and conducts briefings and workshops at affiliate meetings and conferences covering key issues.
- Coordinate the training and technical assistance activities of other health and safety staff, including training schedule and coordination with other staff.
- Analyze workplace health and safety controls and programs to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and highlight areas for further questioning. Documents analysis and recommendations.
- Perform worksite inspections to determine workplace hazards and makes recommendations for abatement.
- Provide technical assistance to abate occupational safety and health hazards and advise affiliates concerning strategies to accomplish health and safety objectives.
- Collaboratively research and file OSHA complaints where appropriate
- May serve as the Union's health and safety expert in meetings with employer representatives.
- May monitor one or more specialty issues or topics of importance to AFSCME.
- May help to administer grants including budgets and preparing periodic reports.
- May serve in an advisory role during negotiations and organizing campaigns.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work health, industrial hygiene, environmental issues, and/or related field or comparable life experience.
- A minimum of (5) years related experience in field work investigating hazardous conditions in the workplace.
- Thorough knowledge of investigating unsafe workplace conditions.
- Considerable experience in a variety of occupational safety and health topics.
- Considerable experience in organizing and presenting workshops and training programs for a large number of students.
- Strong oral and written communications skills.
- May require travel to affiliates and councils.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
Travel and work hours:
- Travel and working extended hours are required.