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ID
7-509-1462
Name
Public Works Safety Specialist
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
3/16/2021 8:52:03 AM
Original Release
03/16/2021
Last Major Release
03/16/2021
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Public Works Safety Specialist monitors public works operations and provides safety guidance, procedural guidance and related oversight during incident response and recovery operations.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Public Works Support Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Public Works Safety Specialist: 1. Ensures and documents relevant inspections 2. Ensures on-site safety of staff during an operational deployment 3. Ensures that the operation’s safety plan is compliant with all health and safety regulations 4. Identifies environmental hazards 5. Ensures that staff follow all safety plan protocols 6. Identifies additional event-specific safety provisions required
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Outreach Training Program
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of guidance published in the OSHA Field Safety and Health Manual 2. Knowledge of special considerations, such as environmental compliance, hazardous materials (HAZMAT), confined space entry, lock-out/tag-out procedures and hot work (anything involving sparks) Experience: Two years of relevant experience
Physical/Medical Fitness1. The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines physical/medical fitness levels for NIMS positions. 2. PPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes hard hats, safety-toe boots, reflective vests, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 3. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Currently works in this position in a municipal, county, state, tribal or territorial public works department 2. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission assignment
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training Program completion card
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment.
Requestor specifies any specialized skills, background, training or certifications required, based on incident needs.
1398
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Public Works Support Team
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Field Safety and Health Manual, latest edition adopted
OSHA, 10-Hour Outreach Training Program, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders, latest edition adopted