From: John Benedik <JBenedik**At_Symbol_Here**UWYO.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Position - Safety Specialist, Industrial Hygienist
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 14:38:59 +0000
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Job Description

Job Title:

Safety Specialist

Job ID:



Main Campus

Full/Part Time:




FLSA Status:


Department: 70200

Risk and Safety Office

Minimum Rate:


Date Opened:


Closes at 11:59PM MT on






















Please Note

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Essential Duties

Plan, establish, implement, and maintain safety and health programs most of which are mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and/or Wyoming Worker Safety.

Perform on-site inspections for safe work practices, required personal protective equipment, and regulatory compliance, audit physical conditions, including ergonomics. Provide recommendations on the control of identified hazards, including but not limited to formaldehyde, asbestos, lead, mold, dangerous or specialized equipment, and indoor air quality concerns. Manage the Respiratory Protection Program, including fit testing, record keeping, inventory management and equipment maintenance. Assist with inventory management of safety/industrial hygiene equipment and supplies, including maintenance and calibration as needed.

Develop and conduct employee training in various formats (online, classroom, etc.) in the areas of occupational health and safety.  Perform team teaching for Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), Electrical Safety, Hot Work, Asbestos, Lift usage, Confined Space Entry and Shop Safety Programs. Work with departments to promote injury prevention, including safety coordinator program.

Assist other Risk & Safety professionals and perform tasks necessary to fulfill the UW Mission, or other duties as assigned.  Share 24/7 emergency contact duties. Respond to and/or provide advice during emergency situations involving hazards (chemical, physical). Assist with or prepare reports as required.

Stay current on and maintain recordkeeping for federal, state, and local regulations to ensure compliance.

Work with individual departments to follow up on accidents and perform accident/incident investigations as needed. Provide safety related consultation.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's level degree and two years of experience in industrial safety including compliance and record keeping.

Valid Driver's License with a motor vehicle record that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at:

Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

HAZWOPER Certification

Certification in OSHA Respiratory Fit Testing

Possess or ability to obtain:
Asbestos Inspector Certification
Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

Experience in developing and delivering safety trainings

Required Materials

Complete on-line application, resume, cover letter, and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Welcome to Laramie

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing. 

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state.  Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).


John E. Benedik Jr.

Chemical Safety Specialist

Risk Management & Safety Office

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave., Dept 4305

Laramie, Wyoming 82071


Wyo Hall Rm 260

Phone: (307) 766-2649

Fax: (307 766-6116

E-mail: jbenedik**At_Symbol_Here**



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