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Industrial Hygienist

Houston, TX · Healthcare
SUMMARY:
Anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control workplace health hazards from chemical, physical or biological stressors, at all NASA facilities at Johnson Space Center, Ellington Field and Sonny Carter Training Facility.  Perform functions to provide technical expertise and to monitor and report on operations related to occupational health programs.  Programs include Workplace Health Inspections, Exposure Assessments, Indoor Environmental Quality, Emergency Response, Complaint Investigations, and Construction Oversight.  Represent the Occupational Health Department during participation in work area evaluations, test and user readiness reviews, and consultation on facility modifications and new use plans reviews. 
Present Occupational Health training classes to NASA/JSC civil service and contractor employees.  Conduct ergonomic evaluations and prepare written evaluation reports.  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform evaluations and assessments of work areas
  • Collect samples and prepare chain of custody for submission to analytical laboratory
  • Calibrate and operate direct reading instruments and sampling equipment 
  • Recommend corrective actions and prepare written reports
  • Review procedures, plans, programs 
  • Review procedures and plans for new tests, research, programs, activities, and construction
  • Attend meetings with managers, supervisors, engineers and workers
  • Provide emergency response and stand-by support
  • Provide documentation and support for ISO and VPP programs and activities
  • Present Occupational Health training classes as assigned
  • Perform ergonomic evaluations as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
  1.  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in industrial hygiene, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics or a closely related physical or biological science.  
  2. 0-5 years experience in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards.
SKILLS/TRAINING:
  1. Knowledgeable about computers and the use of Microsoft Office products: Word and Excel
  2. Possess a valid drivers license and be able to drive a van or automobile
  3. Knowledgeable on industrial hygiene field collection, survey and analysis equipment
  4. Knowledgeable on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and regulations
  5. Knowledgeable on American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) exposure guidelines
  6. Able to wear a negative pressure respirator or a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in the performance of assigned duties
  7. Ability to effectively communicate with people at all organizational levels
  8. Ability to work with people of varied backgrounds, education, and skill sets
  DESIRED:
  1. Certifications as an Asbestos Building Inspector and as an Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor
  2. Knowledgeable on chemical inventory management and Tier II reporting

   
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