Please Note: This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies. The duty station for these positions can be flexible within any of our Region 2 offices of Tukwila, Bellevue or Seattle.
These positions will have a special focus on asbestos hazards.
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Are you ready for new and exciting challenges? We are in need of multiple Industrial Hygienist positions within our Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). In this role, you will perform complex workplace inspections and investigations for all types of occupational health hazards. You will also determine compliance with DOSH worker health standards to prevent occupational illness and disease. You’ll be relied upon for your ability to assess for standards that address health hazards with a special focus on asbestos. Additionally, you may also be tasked with addressing hazards such as noise, chemical exposures, work in confined spaces, blood borne pathogens, and other physical and biological agents.
Bring your talent to our team by applying now!
Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, we will not be scheduling any furlough days until after July 2021. We are continuing to work with the Governor’s Office on the timing of any future furlough dates and adjusting to any future changes.
Some of what you’ll do:
- Perform complex inspections and investigations in most industries, with a focus on the asbestos abatement sector, within the assigned DOSH Region to determine compliance with WISHA workplace health standards.
- Conduct accident investigations of fatalities, catastrophes and serious injuries to determine causes.
- Collect air and bulk samples of dusts, mists, fumes, gases, vapors and other hazardous materials.
- Measure airborne chemical exposures; measure noise frequency and intensity, air flows, temperatures and humidity.
- Conduct pre- and post-inspection calibrations; package samples for shipment to the laboratory.
- Organize, write and edit comprehensive investigative reports; prepare reports and summaries.
- Prepare and input documentation data, citations wording, penalties, and/or recommendations.
- Appear and testify as a State witness at re-assumption hearings, before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and civil cases.
Who should apply?
Industrial Hygienist 3 In-training
A Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology or related field AND 1 year of experience as an industrial hygienist, safety and health manager, safety and health consultant, or as a chemist or engineer working on environmental health or air sanitation problems. A Master’s degree involving major study in industrial hygiene will substitute for 1 year of experience.
Industrial Hygienist 3
A Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology or related field AND 3 years of experience as an industrial hygienist. (Industrial Hygiene experience must include the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and management of occupational health hazards such as chemical, physical and biological).
Please Note: A Master’s degree involving major study in industrial hygiene will substitute for 1 year of industrial hygiene experience.
What we’re looking for:
- Experience working in the asbestos sector including as an AHERA-certified building inspector, asbestos supervisor, asbestos management planner, or asbestos project designer.
- Skills in recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards.
- Skilled in sampling and direct measuring techniques for chemical, biological and physical occupational health hazards.
- Possession of a thorough understanding of both WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Administration) and OSHA (federal government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration) industrial hygiene related rules and regulations. Understands and is able to explain to customers what their businesses must do to comply with occupational health regulations.
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Skilled handling highly stressful and adverse situations.
- Research and analytical skills; identify, collect, organize and document information and data.
- Ability to use a personal computer; produce accurate work products, access information and navigate the Internet.
- Current AHERA Building Inspector certification is desirable.
- Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is desirable.
- Valid Driver License.
- Bilingual preferred; persons of all languages are encouraged to apply. Bilingual jobs include a 5% salary increase for dual language responsibilities.
Within the Department of Labor & Industries, conditional to serious hazard exposure as defined by RCW 49.17.180(6): Industrial Hygienists and Safety & Health Specialists will be compensated basic salary plus ten percent (10%) for each hour they are required to use personal protective equipment (excluding hard hats, boots, hearing and eye protection) to enter a hazardous worksite to consult, inspect or investigate where serious hazards are present.