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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$53,904.00 - $79,944.00 Annually 
Location:
Tacoma, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
IH Specialist: Single site
IH Specialist: Multi-site
IH Consultant
EH&S-related internship or entry-level
Industry Segments:
Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
2019-08393

Industrial Hygienist 3

Industrial Hygienist 3, In-Training

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.  Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters.  We value our employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life balance.  In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 2.5 million workers.

Are you ready for new and exciting challenges?  We are in need of an Industrial Hygienist within our Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Tacoma office. In this role, you will focus on enforcing health standards by addressing existing and potential occupational hazards that can cause serious illness and disease while maintaining composure and sensitivity during difficult conversations with employers and employees. You'll be relied upon for your ability to assess exposure to noise, chemicals, blood borne pathogens, and other physical and biological agents. Your skills will also be essential in evaluating ventilation, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, and written health and safety programs.  

If selected for this position you will conduct on-site consultations to determine compliance with standards while exercising your judgment and providing recommendations to correct occupational health hazards.  Bring your talent to our team by applying now!

 

Some of what you'll do:

 

  • Perform complex, safety and health surveys and audits to identify, evaluate and recommend controls for occupational health hazards, including chemical, biological and physical and determine compliance with WISHA workplace health standards.
  • Advise employers of methods to eliminate unsafe work practices, including ergonomic hazards.
  • Use industrial hygiene sampling equipment and techniques for analysis and measurement of noise, non-ionizing radiation, vibration, temperatures, and chemical exposure for comparison with exposure limits.
  • Perform opening conferences with employer and employee representatives. Conduct walk around assessments of work sites, take field notes, photos and video, and make observations.
  • Conduct interviews; review safety data sheets, written safety programs, reports, and records provided by employer and employee representatives.
  • Prepare and calibrate industrial hygiene sampling equipment for use.
  • Determine employers' compliance and non-compliance with safety and health standards and take appropriate actions consistent with laws, standards, manuals, and policies.
  • Critically evaluate use of protective methods, personal protective equipment, safe work practices, and engineering controls.
  • Prepare and present verbal and written reports of investigations.
  • Make suggestions for abatement and provide materials to assist with compliance. Follow up on progress and effectiveness of changes instituted.
  • Answer questions from the public regarding health hazards and applicable standards on the phone and in person.

 

 

Who should apply?
Industrial Hygienist 3 In-training
A Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology or related field AND 1 year of experience as an industrial hygienist, safety and health manager, safety and health consultant, or as a chemist or engineer working on environmental health or air sanitation problems. A Master's degree involving major study in industrial hygiene will substitute for 1 year of experience.
 
Industrial Hygienist 3
A Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology or related field AND 3 years of experience as an industrial hygienist. (Industrial Hygiene experience must include the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and management of occupational health hazards such as chemical, physical and biological).