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    Summary

    Serves as Industrial Hygienist in the Engineering department of the Amarillo VA Healthcare System.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as Industrial hygienist in medical center where duties include but are not limited to the following:
    asbestos control and abatement, ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, hearing conservation, hazard
    communication, nitrous oxide, mercury, hazardous and infectious waste management, water testing
    and treatment, respirator program. and anti-neoplastic drugs.

    Performs various duties in Industrial Hygiene program to access work practices and environmental
    conditions for hazards to the health and safety of workers. Duties include conducting studies of work
    operations and processes, examining work environments, analyzing findings, promulgating
    recommendations, and preparing various reports. Environmental conditions involve a variety of hazards
    including physical, chemical and biological hazards; ionizing and nonionizing radiation; and other
    environmental agents. Assigned work areas include industrial shops, surgical suites, production areas,
    laboratories, research areas, confined spaces, and outdoor work sites.

    Regularly inspects the medical center to identify potential occupational health hazards and the need for
    further investigative studies and surveys. Studies and surveys performed involve determining
    compliance with various established criteria, evaluating exposures, and advising on control measures
    and changes in work procedures or schedules to comply with established health requirements, and
    providing information for evaluation purposes. In performing surveys/studies, incumbent must: 1)
    select or devise methods and instruments; 2) personally or through others, conduct measurements; and
    3) study and test materials associated with the work operation or work environment.

    Performs analysis to determine nature and degree of toxic materials present. Interprets results of
    studies for the work environment in terms of possible impairment to health, nature of health
    impairment, potential for medical center damages, etc., and presents specific conclusions and
    recommendations to appropriate management and health officials. Determines the need for, and
    effectiveness of, control measures and changes in work procedures. Recommends procedures that will
    be suitable and effective for the environment.

    Receives and disposes of hazardous wastes and maintains appropriate records in accordance with
    existing EPA standards, state law and VA regulations. Prepares comprehensive and legally sufficient
    written reports of all monitoring activities performed which are subsequently incorporated into
    comprehensive reports prepared to assess the overall effectiveness of the industrial hygiene program.
    Ensures proper documentation of employee exposures in medical records.

    Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Industrial Hygienist/PD2163-O
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0690 Industrial Hygiene

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/591260300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.