A class incumbent provides voluntary consultation to private employers to ensure a healthy, hazard free work environment and compliance with health standards and regulations.
- Works with 45+ employers annually with emphasis on those with 2-50 employees and engaged in a high hazard industry.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Contact industrial plants, businesses and construction sites to explain voluntary consultation services and employer requests for those services.
- Conduct on-site voluntary consultations with industrial plants, business and construction sites to insure compliance with occupational health standards and regulations and to identify and eliminate health hazards in the workplace.
- Provide full consultation and training assistance to interested employers to establish on-going health and safety programs; assist in the implementation of programs and procedures such as hearing conservation, self-inspection, and safety committees.
- Utilize equipment to detect and measure dust, noise, chemical vapors, and other potential health hazards in the work environment; perform general maintenance on equipment.
- Assess extent of any health hazards by interpreting equipment readings, and evaluate the location of, length of employee exposure to, and employee knowledge of hazard; note any safety hazards while conducting on-site inspections and refer to OSHA Safety Consultants.
- Identify the need for and determine appropriate health hazard control measures; evaluate effectiveness of same.
- Compose reports of findings, including violations and correlated standards; recommend correction or elimination of health hazards.
- Review books, pamphlets and other literature for inclusion in reference library; maintain library.
- Speak before interested groups upon request regarding occupational health standards and hazards; respond to private and public sector inquiries regarding same.
- Act as designated trainer to provide formal training programs to employers on health and safety issues.
- Develop handouts and training materials to assist employers.
- Operate computer for data input and retrieval.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Industrial Hygienist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher in Life or Physical Science or related field.
- Six months experience in conducting health and safety inspections to identify hazards or deficiencies.
- Six months experience in collecting samples of dust, gases, vapors, contaminants, carcinogens, air borne blood pathogens, temperature, noise or other potential toxic materials.
- Six months experience in using tools and test equipment to conduct occupational safety inspections such as air pressure tester, voltage tester, sound level meters, combustible gas indicator, smoke tubes, or explosive meters.
- Six months experience in ensuring compliance with occupational safety and health laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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