Industrial Hygienist

at Department of Labor in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

A class incumbent provides voluntary consultation to private employers to ensure a healthy, hazard-free work environment and compliance with health standards and regulations. Works with 45+ employers annually with an emphasis on those with 2-50 employees and engaged in a high hazard industry.

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Contact industrial plants, businesses and construction sites to explain voluntary consultation services and employer requests for those services.
  • Conduct on-site voluntary consultations with industrial plants, business and construction sites to ensure compliance with occupational health standards and regulations and to identify and eliminate health hazards in the workplace.
  • Provide full consultation and training assistance to interested employers to establish on-going health and safety programs; assist in the implementation of programs and procedures such as hearing conservation, self-inspection, and safety committees.
  • Utilize equipment to detect and measure dust, noise, chemical vapors, and other potential health hazards in the work environment; perform general maintenance on equipment.
  • Assess extent of any health hazards by interpreting equipment readings, and evaluate the location of, length of employee exposure to, and employee knowledge of hazard; note any safety hazards while conducting on-site inspections and refer to OSHA Safety Consultants.
  • Identify the need for and determine appropriate health hazard control measures; evaluate effectiveness of same.
  • Compose reports of findings, including violations and correlated standards; recommend correction or elimination of health hazards.
  • Review books, pamphlets and other literature for inclusion in reference library; maintain library.
  • Speak before interested groups upon request regarding occupational health standards and hazards; respond to private and public sector inquiries regarding same.
  • Act as designated trainer to provide formal training programs to employers on health and safety issues.
  • Develop handouts and training materials to assist employers.
  • Operate computer for data input and retrieval.
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Job Posting: 1269207

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: May 15, 2024

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