By Michelle Gatchell, BWC Communications
BWC has hired three fellows into its new Safety & Hygiene Fellowship program and is still taking applications to fill three remaining slots.
These fellowships are great opportunities for college graduates in the fields of occupational safety and health, engineering, industrial hygiene and/or or physical/natural sciences to receive on-the-job training in the following fields:
- Occupational safety and health;
- Industrial hygiene;
- Risk management.
The positions are two-year paid, full-time with benefits. During the two years, the fellows will work alongside our safety, ergonomics and industrial hygiene consultants.
Throughout the program, they will participate in on-site safety, ergonomics, and industrial hygiene assessments and audits. Other assignments include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Receiving hands-on training on the operation, maintenance and calibration of various equipment and tools used by Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH) safety, industrial hygiene and ergonomics consultants;
- Completing classes offered by DSH in the areas of occupational safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene and risk management;
- Engaging in various research and operational projects;
- Participating in the preparation and instruction of training courses, including the development of the following:
- Background materials;
- Training manuals;
- Training exercises;
- Measurement and evaluation tools;
- Coordination of course instructor development teams.
In the second year of their employment, fellows must focus on one of the following three areas:
- Occupational safety;
- Industrial hygiene.
Through this opportunity, fellows will have access to the collective knowledge and experience of DSH staff in the areas of occupational safety and health, ergonomics and industrial hygiene as it relates to all economic sectors, including manufacturing, construction, commercial, service, public works, utilities, agriculture, mining, wholesale and retail, and transportation.
How to apply
Prospective candidates may apply at the state of Ohio’s job board, careers.ohio.gov. To find an exact description of the position go to Search for State of Ohio Government Jobs, and you will find it listed under workers’ compensation and called NEW! Occupational Safety & Hygiene Fellow.