Industrial Hygienist

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SF00532
Job Title Industrial Hygienist
Position Number 108541
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 11
Pay Grade Range $61,000 - $66,000 (Anticipated salary commensurate with experience and qualifications)
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent

Department Information

Department Environmental Health & Safety
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URi

(Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded No
Extension Contingency Notes
Duties and Responsibilities

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by (January 2, 2018). Second consideration may be given to applications received by (January 23, 2018). Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 23, 2018) may not be given full consideration.


BASIC FUNCTION:

Develop, implement, and monitor an institution-wide occupational health & safety program, using industrial hygiene concepts to establish and maintain a safe work and living environment for employees, students, and residents through the identification and correction of unsafe conditions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct routine inspections and focused investigations in a variety of work places with the ability to address occupational health and safety hazards, including but not limited to, matters concerning asbestos, radon, mold, and general indoor air quality, and to assure compliance with OSHA, RIOSH, and other regulations as they apply to State-owned buildings, structures, and installations. Maintain records, submit reports.

Review University procedures and policies as they relate to occupational safety and health standards. Make appropriate decisions on regulatory and operational policies and communicate those decisions to the University community.

Develop, implement and manage occupational, health and safety programs, including, but not limited to, bloodborne pathogens, respirator usage, forklift operations, confined space work, asbestos awareness.

Develop, implement and monitor air quality policies and procedures to specifically address: suspect residues, asbestos, lead paint, radon, humidity, temperature and mold issues.

Advise administrative and academic departments on matters of occupational safety. Prepare and implement site specific health & safety plans as required.

Coordinate with Human Resources Department to conduct job hazard assessments and to identify personal protective equipment and training requirements for selected job position titles in order to maintain and track training records.

Coordinate Department of Health asbestos abatement processing procedures with University’s capital projects and facilities services abatement plans. Maintain records, submit reports.

Coordinate University’s radon monitoring policy with Department of Health rules and regulations. Maintain records, submit reports.

Review accident reports that involve employee or student exposure to chemicals, radiological materials or machinery. Coordinate with academic and administrative management to ensure safe operating procedures.

Respond to and assess causes of complaints related to air quality (presence of gases, humidity, mold, asbestos, radon, lead paint, etc.). Evaluate atmospheric conditions utilizing technical equipment such as noise dosimeters, air quality testing monitors, direct reading chemical monitors, gas detectors, hydro-thermometers. Make appropriate decisions based on regulatory statutes and University policies.

Collect samples of suspect materials in accordance with accepted procedures for their proper handling and delivery for third-party analysis.

Review plans for new buildings and renovations; assist in pre-construction meetings as they relate to occupational health and safety matters; conduct post-construction inspections to meet occupational safety and health standards.

Assist Director of Safety and Risk Management in the enforcement of occupational health and safety rules & regulations.

Maintain and update occupation safety & health section of department home page.

Represent Safety & Risk Management on committees and at meetings and serve as liaison with other agencies as it relates to occupational health and safety.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform other related duties as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Cell phones, radios, personal computers, printers, word processing, database management, excel; valid driver’s license; must be familiar with various occupational health and safety monitoring equipment such as noise dosimeters, air quality testing monitors, direct reading chemical monitors, gas detectors, hydro-thermometers, etc.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1. Bachelor’s degree in an environmental health and safety-related (EH&S) discipline (such as, industrial hygiene, engineering, biological sciences/chemistry or equivalent).

2. Minimum three years of combined experience in industrial hygiene/safety practice and development and implementation of industrial hygiene programs.

3. Demonstrated working knowledge of EH&S regulations, (including industrial hygiene and occupational safety and health).

4. Demonstrated knowledge of safe work habits.

5. Demonstrated ability to recognize unsafe conditions and to determine the necessary corrective actions.

6. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

7. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

9. Demonstrated organizational skills.

10. Demonstrated supervisory experience.

11. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1. Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification.

2. Master’s degree in an environmental health and safety-related discipline.

3. Demonstrated background in principles of ventilation.

Environmental Conditions

The incumbent is subject to both inside and outside work and extreme cold and hot temperatures may be encountered as well as noise hazards, hazardous materials, atmospheric conditions, oils, may need to wear a respirator. Position involves traveling throughout the University and could, on occasion, require bending, reaching, ascending and descending, ladders and stairs, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying. Position requires 24-hour callback in cases of emergency.

Posting Date 12/13/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2971

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have demonstrated working knowledge of EH&S regulations, (including industrial hygiene and occupational safety and health)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge of safe work habits?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated ability to recognize unsafe conditions and to determine the necessary corrective actions?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated organizational skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other