University of Idaho
Industrial Hygiene Specialist
$23.21 per hour or higher depending on education
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
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.
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.
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• Lift or otherwise move heavy materials;
• Participate in a medical surveillance program;
• Wear and maintain appropriate personal protective
• 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
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.
Open Until Filled:
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.
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative