(1) Ensure statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Air Force Occupational Safety and health (AFOSH) directives in the ANG area of assignment. Serves as a technical advisor to Wing leadership on all issues pertaining to above directives. Serves as an advisor concerning OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and US Air Force on installation health matters, such as health hazard identification, evaluation and abatement; workplace surveillance; medical-legal documentation; asbestos abatement; lead based paint; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; Thermo Luminescent Dosimetry (TLC); air emissions; drinking water; wastewater discharges; hazardous wastes; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities; pesticide use; environmental noise; environmental assessment; environmental sampling; and other environmental monitoring. Serves as an installation advisor regarding Nuclear Biological and Chemical readiness issues.
(2) Researches industrial operations and develops, implements, and executes surveillance strategies, inspections and evaluations of operational facilities, and various activities to detect and eliminate health hazards. Writes industrial facility case files on installation industrial shops in accordance with AFI 48-145, Occupational Health Program. Designs appropriate methods and techniques of surveys. Performs no-notice, spot, and special inspections of operational facilities and worksites base wide when statistical analyses and conditions dictate need, when new equipment is to be installed, and/or when hazardous conditions exist. Identifies potential physical, biological, and chemical health hazards in the workplace; evaluates exposure to workers and prescribes corrective measures, which may include changing work processes/procedures, adding/modifying engineering systems, making chemical substitutions, or using personal protective equipment. As necessary, invokes authority to cease any operational due to potentially life threatening conditions. In the case of serious or acute conditions, chronic illnesses, etc., performs follow-up interviews and provides guidance to the affected or involved employee(s), physician(s), hospital/clinic(s), and supervisor(s) to prevent future similar situations. Documents findings using complex inter-relational data basing systems.
(3) Determines and assigns Risk Assessment Code (RAC) to health hazards. Establishes RAC based on potential or significant health risks in relation to occupational health related exposure. Maintains deficiency log. Prepares, reviews for comments/clarification, and submits AF Form 457, USAF Hazard Report, to safety office. Reviews AF Form 457 form unit for comment and clarification and forwards to safety office. Prepares and issues AF Form 1118, Notice of Hazard, to shop supervisors and ensures its posting. Assists shop supervisor in completing AF Form 3, AF Hazard Abatement Plan, for hazard identified by RAC 1, 2, or 3. Monitors abatement of occupational health hazard to ensure corrective action has been initiated. Maintains record of occupational health-related RAC 4 and 5 hazards until appropriate corrective action is completed.