University of Utah Job Description
Serves as a technical expert in industrial hygiene for the University. Conducts comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys and special studies as well as provides expert advise concerning health hazards to University personnel. Directs correction of University occupational health problems by a four-step approach: Identifies health issues, recognizes the problem and its extent, evaluates the environmental factors, and recommends feasible control measures.
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); and three years of full-time paid professional employment in industrial hygiene, occupational/environmental health, or a closely related field required. A Master's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational/Environmental Health, or a related scientific discipline is strongly preferred.
Must be knowledgeable in Government regulations, professional association recommendations, and consensus standards relating to occupational/environmental safety and health; current industrial hygiene sampling methodology and strategies; determining cost-effectiveness of proposes measures to control problems; and handling sensitive issues which may occur due to employee concerns about environmental health problems.
Certification as a Diplomat by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is also preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
This position has the authority to contact deans, directors, and department heads to discuss studies and inspection results and outline a course of action to correct any discrepancies. Additionally the incumbent will have the authority to interface with consultant occupational medicine personnel and representatives from local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. He/she has the authority to prioritize hygiene efforts, determine the need for and draft health and safety policies for the University, addressing the boundary between legal requirements and liability issues. The incumbent will also have the authority to recommend occupational control measures in the design phase of construction and remodeling projects.
Problems encountered by this position center around testing and analysis of laboratories and laboratory hoods and hazardous materials and the storage and disposal of these matters.
This position requires on-call status approximately one third of the time. The incumbent responds to the health concerns of all University employees (approximately 16,000) between Hospital, lower and upper campus, and students (approximately 25,000).
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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