Working under the direction of Banner's Certified Industrial Hygienist, this position will be responsible for anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards common in the health care industry. Travel to facilities throughout Arizona (Phoenix-Metro, Tucson, and Payson) to monitor workplace health risks is requirement of this Corporate level position. Some travel to Page, Arizona and Northern Colorado may be required. The Sr. Industrial Hygienist must be able to assess health risks associated with: occupational chemical exposure (gases/vapors employee exposure monitoring); asbestos and biological monitoring during water intrusions/loss events; real-time and bioaerosol monitoring associated with indoor air quality investigations; and occupational noise. The Sr. Industrial Hygienist must be able to effectively document and communicate their findings and recommendations.
Responsible for conducting/coordinating annual exposure monitoring across the system.
Provides advice, guidance and information on regulations, standards, legal compliance and safe work methods as relates to safety and healthy workplace and environmental.
Conducts site visits and audits to identify potential hazards and to ensure policies, stands and procedures are properly followed.
Investigates and reports on situations of occupational overexposures and/or high incidence of adverse health effects.
Defines and prioritizes system and facility-specific industrial hygiene issues and organizes a work plan with each facility that meets the requirements. Communicates and documents results and recommendations. Follows up to ensure recommendations have been implemented and evaluates results.
Collects information on work environments and conditions using a variety of data collection methods (subjective assessments, work observation, physical monitoring or sampling).
Functions as an advisor and liaison to the Banner facilities in the Western Region on Environmental Health & Safety issues, including industrial hygiene, hazardous materials/wastes, and emergency preparedness.
Maintains and calibrates industrial hygiene monitoring equipment per the manufacturers recommendations and industry standards. Coordinates the purchase and distribution of industrial hygiene materials and equipment.
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene, or undergraduate coursework directly related to Industrial Hygiene (biological sciences, safety and health engineering, public health, chemistry, toxicology, ventilation, etc). AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector.
Professional knowledge of industrial hygiene and occupational safety principles, methods, and techniques. Ability to recognize and evaluate health hazards associated with property loss caused by storms, flooding, or other water intrusion events. Must hold a current EPA/AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector accreditation with experience in managing environmental remediation projects involving lead, asbestos, and mold (AHERA Contractor/Supervisor, AHERA Management Planner, etc). Knowledge and ability to calibrate and maintain industrial hygiene equipment. Ability to collect employee exposure/personal air samples using passive diffusion and active monitoring techniques with working knowledge of associated NIOSH/OSHA/EPA sampling methodologies. Experience performing indoor air quality investigations. Knowledge of occupational noise recognition, evaluation, and control. Ability to write technical reports and effectively communicate findings and recommendations (proficiency in personal software applications, including word processing, generating spreadsheets, and creating graphics/presentations. Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and authoritative associations as they relate to the field of industrial hygiene (OSHA, EPA, NFPA, NIOSH, ACGIH, etc).
Experience conducting industrial hygiene surveys in a health care environment. OSHA Standard accreditation (OSHA 30, HAZWOPER, OSHA 511/501). Experience as an Industrial Hygiene educator/trainer. Knowledge of the Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Standards.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 246329
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