Industrial Hygienist Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Recognizes, evaluates, and controls chemical, physical, and
biological hazards in the work place. Evaluates university
compliance with regard to state and federal occupational health and
safety regulations, laws, rules, and codes. Educates and informs
employees and students about occupational health and safety hazards.
a specialized classification and is distinguished from the
Health/Safety Specialist in that incumbents perform industrial
Examples of Duties:
- Performs industrial hygiene filed measurments and safety
- Assesses work place for occupational health hazards by
observing work conditions, assessing records, conducting
interviews, sampling, and monitoring chemical or physical
- Determines appropriate monitoring and sampling strategies,
if indicated, and conducts these activities.
- Maintains, operates, and calibrates a variety of sampling
and monitoring equipment.
- Evaluates and interprets monitoring and sampling results,
makes determinations, and develops corrective strategies.
- Prepares accurate and complete technical reports of survey
findings, and provides recommendations on how to correct
- Advises and provides technical guidance and information to
University administrators, staff, faculty, and students
regarding occupational safety and health issues.
- Evaluates University compliance with applicable federal or
state safety codes.
- Develops and administers occupational safety and health
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of occupational health standards, codes, and
- Knowledge of methods, procedures, and techniques used in
collecting and testing samples such as dusts, mists, fumes,
vapors, noise, non-ionizing radiation, cold, and heat stress and
- Knowledge of toxicological effects of occupational hazards.
- Skill in analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of
technical data, test results, reports, and plans.
- Skill in the operation and maintenance of a variety of
monitoring and testing equipment.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene or other physical or life
science field AND three years industrial hygiene related experience;
OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from
which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Possession of a current State of Arizona Type D driver's license is
required upon employment.
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