New Mexico in race to hire Environmental OSHA inspectors

New Mexico Environment Department to hire OSHA workers


New Mexico’s Environment Department is in a mad rush to hire 30 people as Occupational Safety and Health Program workers to make sure there are safe working conditions—“from your neighborhood dry cleaner to oil and gas facilities.”

The State Agency launched a hiring effort this week to find motivated and qualified candidates “who want to help protect New Mexico workers and hold employers accountable.”

What the agency described as rapid-hire events will be held in Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa Fe this month.

Approximately half of positions will work on preventing and responding to workplace accidents. These new positions include worksite inspectors, compliance assistance specialists, operations staff, and COVID-19 response staff.

The remainder of the positions will work alongside the New Mexico Department of Health to help keep businesses open and employees safe when COVID-19 is detected in the workplace. This includes ensuring employers adhere to state and federal rules, policies, and practices.

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