Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Industrial Hygienist for the department of Environmental Health & Safety.
The Senior Industrial Hygienist reports to the Manager of Health & Safety Services. This position is responsible for performing advanced professional work in the recognition, evaluation and control of environmental, health and safety hazards to ensure a safe and healthful workplace for research, clinical, administrative and support staff. The duties include planning and direction of investigations, consultations, training programs, and remediation activities, along with appropriate documentation and reporting. The Senior Industrial Hygienist functions as a leader within the department and institution. The incumbent performs emergency response activities, including during off-hours and on-call periods.
Using modern industrial hygiene principles, plans, organizes, performs, conducts, and reports on findings and recommendations for: health, safety, and environmental audits in laboratory, clinical, administrative, and support areas; investigations of occupational exposure to chemical, biological and physical hazards; industrial hygiene monitoring and personal air sampling; and, ergonomic assessments.
Provides technical assistance, advice, and program consultation to staff and administration in the interpretation and application of safety and occupational health directives, practices, and procedures. Identifies appropriate controls to prevent exposure to hazardous agents; evaluates engineering controls; recommends controls to eliminate and/or minimize employee health risks.
Prepares clear, accurate, and scientifically sound technical reports on investigations, studies, audits, inspections, and similar activities, to include, as appropriate: analysis, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations. Provides follow-up as necessary. Maintains a computerized database of investigations, inspections, audits, and related studies.
Designs, develops, and deploys: both general and specialized safety and health training courses in formats which include, but are not limited to, classroom, online, and self-study modules; educational materials, online training, newsletter articles, and fact sheets; and safety and health policies and procedures.
Maintains appropriate health, safety, and environmental records and documentation in conformance with the requirements of Federal, State, local, and University laws, rules, regulations, and policies. Record keeping may be in the form of paper copy, database, and/or electronic submissions.
Provides emergency response services, as needed, to include ensuring that appropriate actions are taken to protect the health and safety of personnel, minimize the impact on the environment, and control damage to university property.
Promotes staff development and the transfer of knowledge by cross training, mentoring, and/or guiding the activities of other staff members.
Serves as a chair, member, or technical advisor to standing or ad-hoc committees. Serves as a liaison with Federal, State and local agencies, other colleges and universities, and professional organizations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Qualified candidates will need to have one of the following:
Completion of a graduate level program in a related field.
Scientific training in the physical, chemical, engineering or life sciences, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree.
Minimum of (5) years of relevant professional occupational safety and industrial hygiene work experience.
Professional certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, CHP) or the education, training and experience sufficient to become certified in the EH&S profession.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess a thorough knowledge of modern principles of industrial hygiene, modern public health methods of prevention, and control of occupational related illness and injuries.
Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, and standards related to health, safety, and environmental compliance, including OSHA, NJPEOSHA, ACGIH, and NIOSH.
Demonstrated knowledge and accompanying experience with equipment used and methodologies of environmental monitoring.
Ability to prepare clear, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations, along with superior oral presentation and other communications skills.
Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment.
Must be able to work independently and without supervision, and on multiple simultaneous projects.
Demonstrated knowledge of how to accomplish superior performance in a unionized environment.
Must have a valid driver’s license to travel to different sites.
Active membership and participation in an EH&S professional society.
At least one (1) year of experience working in a university setting or health care environment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to walk/stand for extended periods of time, wear Self Containing Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and provide emergency response services, as needed,(including rotating on-call/off-hours services).
Posting Number: 18ST2085
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 69443
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.