Industrial Hygienist Job Description

Industrial Hygienist Job Description

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Industrial hygienist provides technical assistance to office and field operations to ensure compliance with applicable international, Federal, State, and/or Company health and safety regulations.

Industrial Hygienist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Monitor compliance with applicable OSHA standards, local regulations and site requirements
Reviews plant facilities, equipment, materials, and work practices to identify unsafe conditions and assure implementation of appropriate hazard controls
Conducts site specific qualitative exposure assessments which include the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls including engineering, management, training, and personal protective equipment
Conducts quantitative monitoring/sampling for chemical, physical, and biological stressors
Reviews proposed layouts, facility design drawings and equipment specifications for safety hazards and documents findings for corrective action
Develops health and safety orientations and training programs for employees
Prepares applicable reports required by DOE or regulatory agencies
Investigates accidents to determine causes and recommends action to prevent recurrence
Works with plant supervision, union representation and employees to resolve health and safety concerns
Advises and supports plant supervision in the effective implementation of health and safety requirements

Industrial Hygienist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Industrial Hygienist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ABIH, OSHA, HAZWOPER, CIH, CSP, ROH, MUST, RSO, IOHA, NFPA

Education for Industrial Hygienist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the industrial hygienist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Industrial, Health, Toxicology, Engineering, Education, Chemistry, Science, Biology, Physics, Physical Science

Skills for Industrial Hygienist

Desired skills for industrial hygienist include:

Regulations
EPA
Principles
Federal
Problem investigation
Regulatory and internal audit practices and procedures
Applicable OSHA
State
IH best practices
State regulations for asbestos

Desired experience for industrial hygienist includes:

Candidates must have a B.S
Participates in development and implementation of industrial hygiene, emergency preparedness, risk assessment and related programs
Works independently to develop industrial hygiene programs affecting entire division and the National Security Campus
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety or related field or equivalent and at least 1-3 years’ experience in occupational safety
Conduct personal air contaminant monitoring to determine employee exposure to hazardous chemicals (mists, dusts, fumes, vapors) and physical hazards (heat, combustible dusts, & Ergonomics)
Performs advanced assessments of work exposures

Industrial Hygienist Examples

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Industrial Hygienist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of industrial hygienist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for industrial hygienist
  • Position may require short-term travel throughout the State of Hawaii and the United States
  • Evaluating and recommend specific equipment and facilities to comply with regulatory and Phillips industrial hygiene regulations
  • Perform oversight, documentation, and air monitoring for asbestos, mold, and lead, remediation activities at all types of facilities, industrial, chemical, oil/gas, commercial, public, schools
  • Work typically occurs during normal business hours, but will also include nights, weekends, and holidays as required by project schedules
  • Must be familiar with Life Safety Critical Processes such as Lock Out Tag Out Try, Hot Work, Confined Space Entry, Line Break, Excavation, Elevated Work
  • Analyzing data and advising appropriate recommendations to prevent new or recurring accidents
  • Conducting risk analysis using recognized techniques including HAZOP, FMEA, PHA
  • Prioritize IH-related risks and develop and assist with implementing corrective action and preventive action plans
  • Provide technical support for new projects and modifications to ensure proper IH design review, containment verification, routine /maintenance evaluation after process / equipment installed / implemented
  • Provide an EH&S review and approval and/or recommendations for campus capital construction and building renovation projects for compliance with applicable campus standards, policies, and industrial hygiene guidance/recommendations, to ensure safety for campus faculty, staff and students
Qualifications for industrial hygienist
  • Must be able to work on teams independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Familiarity with MS Office software (Word, Excel, Adobe)
  • Ability to work on teams independently with minimal direct supervision
  • NYSDOL Mold License
  • Five years or more experience as a Safety Engineer and/or Industrial Hygienist with at least 2 of those years at a manufacturing site
  • BS degree in occupational safety, industrial hygiene or related science-based discipline At least 10 years of relevant experience is required
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Industrial Hygienist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of industrial hygienist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for industrial hygienist
  • Support the EH&S Occupational Health Specialist by performing occupational exposure assessments and generating strategies to reduce or avoid exposures related to animal care/research programs and other research areas as needed
  • Serve as a member of UCB EH&S Emergency Response team
  • Must have the ability to perform daily duties and emergency response efforts (at times under strenuous physical demands and inclement weather conditions)
  • Must be able to respond to emergency situations at all times, including non-working hours, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to pass a motor vehicle background check and have, or be able to obtain a Colorado driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must live within one hour of campus under normal driving conditions, within twelve (12) months of hire
  • Must be able to attain medical certification to wear respirators (SCBAs and air-purifying)
  • Have a working knowledge of Macintosh or Windows computer, word processing and database applications (Microsoft Office)
  • Selects the method and technique with which to analyze data and situations, develops solutions and coordinates with supervisor on new or unique resolutions
  • Developing and implementing the site annual IH monitoring program and site comprehensive exposure assessment process
Qualifications for industrial hygienist
  • Experience in conducting industrial hygiene evaluations
  • Requires strong analytical and organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills strong program management and computer skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Industrial Hygiene /Ergonomics (Master's degree is advantageous) expectation to have or obtain professional certification in industrial (occupational) hygiene recognized under the NAR program of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
  • At least 5 years of experience with managing risks associated with high potency pharmaceutical compounds and full understanding of containment systems and concepts
  • Ability to analyze data, interpret results/ trends, decide appropriate, cost effective corrective actions and provide clear recommendations to both management and employees
  • Chemistry background with demonstrated experience or knowledge in chemical air monitoring qualitative and quantitative exposure assessment
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an industrial hygienist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for industrial hygienist
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining assigned site health and safety procedures and training programs
  • Helps functional groups translate site health and safety procedure requirements into practice
  • Provides turnaround planning and execution support to include occasional assignment as a health & safety rep during turnaround execution
  • Support role for emergency response which may require the use of SCBA and other appropriate PPE
  • This position networks with other company health & safety representatives to share and gain information on compliance strategies and ideas for compliance alternatives, , and utilizes this information in working with the site on compliance strategies
  • This position is initially focused on occupational health and industrial hygiene programs and processes
  • Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control chemical substances, physical agents, and biological hazards
  • Provide subject matter expertise in Industrial Hygiene to Project Managers and/or Superintendents
  • Perform field safety measurements and safety evaluations as needed
  • Survey, sample, compile and analyze data relating to industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental health issues such as chemical exposure, smoke, fumes, noise, temperature, dusts, vapors, mists, gasses, solvents, and lighting that are known or suspected of being real or potential detriments to health
Qualifications for industrial hygienist
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, industrial hygiene, environmental science, environmental health or environmental engineering plus 2-3 years qualifying industrial hygiene work experience
  • Must be qualified and able to test for certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) within 2-3 years of hire date
  • 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operator certification upon hire or within 6 months of hire date
  • Bachelor of Science Degree is required
  • Must be a Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • BS in science related discipline or related years of experience
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Industrial Hygienist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an industrial hygienist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for industrial hygienist
  • Review plans, procedures, and assist in design specifications to ensure implementation of approved industrial hygiene practices
  • Investigate overexposure, accidents and deviations from approved industrial hygiene practices and assists in the implementation of corrective actions
  • Provide input to hazardous material communications
  • Develop and facilitate health and safety training as required
  • Providing expertise and assistance to work groups in developing and implementing compliance systems, programs, policies and procedures to ensure occupational exposures are adequately controlled and/or eliminated
  • Administration of the Chemical Approval Process
  • Completion of required reports (e.g., SARA 312, CWC, TSCA)
  • Managing all Industrial Hygiene (IH) related internal company requirements, Global Safety and Health Plan (GSHP) elements
  • Conduct industrial hygiene surveys for noise, indoor air quality, mold, asbestos, lead
  • Position may require night work, weekend work and short-term travel throughout Hawaii
Qualifications for industrial hygienist
  • Four years work experience with Office Suite programs
  • BS/MS in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health & Safety or related science with course work in the industrial hygiene discipline
  • 0 – 3 years of industrial hygiene experience in the refining or chemical manufacturing environment preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations, industrial hygiene methodologies and equipment
  • An understanding of additional areas such as occupational health, toxicology, epidemiology and occupational medicine is preferable
  • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills to help the HSE department, operations and other functional groups implement those process changes or procedures necessary to comply with regulations
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Industrial Hygienist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an industrial hygienist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for industrial hygienist
  • Maintain current knowledge of technical and management issues in the field of industrial hygiene
  • Manage all Industrial Hygiene (IH) related internal company requirements, Global Safety and Health Plan (GSHP) elements
  • Providing leadership and technical guidance to integrate industrial hygiene systems into all refinery work processes to facilitate individual and line accountability for S&OH performance
  • Networking with department, corporate and other site HSE functions that support Phillips safety and occupational health strategy efforts, on matters of general guidance
  • Developing and presenting annual regulatory training and new employee orientation
  • Ensuring new projects and changes receive IH review and input
  • Managing the hygiene monitoring database to include the analysis of data, reporting of trends and recommendations regarding intervention actions
  • Training and advising Refinery supervisors and management in the recognition of safety and health protection procedures and hazard identification
  • Coordinating industrial hygiene surveys, develop toxicology testing procedures, and maintain records of exposures to toxic substances in the work environment
  • Evaluating potential employee exposure to chemical and physical agents, quantitatively evaluate physical and chemical stressors, document all findings, and maintain records on all evaluations
Qualifications for industrial hygienist
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene or related technical field from an accredited college or university and 4 or more years of experience or a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene or related technical field from an accredited college and 3 or more years of experience
  • Relevant field experience related to services or projects performed at a Naval Reactors or Department of Energy (DOE) facility is preferred but not required
  • Professional certification in comprehensive practice (Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is required
  • Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred but not required
  • Individual must successfully qualify as a Contamination Worker as defined in Article 108 of the Combined Lab Manual Lab-RC-0288
  • U.S. citizenship (no dual citizenship) is required

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