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Industrial Hygiene Specialist

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jun 28, 2021

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University of Idaho

Industrial Hygiene Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Auxiliary Services

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $23.21 per hour or higher depending on education and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Industrial Hygienist and the Executive Director of EHS, the Industrial Hygiene Specialist is responsible for administering the University's asbestos program and lead program and assisting in the laboratory safety and industrial hygiene programs. This position also entails managing the respiratory protection and medical surveillance program. The individual in this position will also be required to respond to University emergencies involving laboratory accidents, asbestos, lead-based paint containing materials, and other hazardous materials.

The Industrial Hygiene Specialist is expected to participate as an active team member of the Environmental Health & Safety team to accomplish common goals for the unit.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, life sciences, chemistry or related field. • A combined total of three years experience in the areas of industrial hygiene such as laboratory safety oversight, respiratory protection programming, asbestos and/or lead paint management and abatement, or medical surveillance.
• Experience developing, evaluating and recommending procedures, written training materials and manuals.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Interpreting building plans and schematics;
• Preparing technical reports;
• Testing laboratory safety equipment, or experience using similar equipment and processes;
• Managing a laboratory safety program;
• Developing and delivering training in subject matter related to the duties of this position.

Knowledge of:
• Asbestos abatement regulations and procedures;
• Lead-based paint abatement regulations and procedures;
• Laboratory safety rules, regulations and guidelines;
• Industrial and/or laboratory ventilation equipment and processes;
• Personal protective equipment associated with the abatement of asbestos and lead-based paint materials;
• Industrial hygiene rules, regulations and policies.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Must be willing/able to:
• Work with hazardous substances;
• Respond to emergencies involving asbestos, lead-based paint materials, and other hazardous materials at any hour.

Ability to:
• Lift or otherwise move heavy materials;
• Participate in a medical surveillance program;
• Wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment;
• Participate in specific training programs for the purpose of securing and maintaining pertinent certifications;
• Engage in minimal travel for the purpose of attending training classes and performing work-related tasks at different university facilities.

Must live within 15 miles of the University of Idaho or be willing to relocate to within 15 miles of the university within six months after original hire for the purpose of emergency response.

Posting Number: SP002889P

Posting Date: 06/25/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Review of applications will be ongoing.

This application will be used to determine your eligibility for an interview and reflects your communication skills. Please provide sufficient information to the questions below for us to understand your experience and knowledge as they relate to the position.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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