GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB

Provides technical expertise in the subject areas of employee injury and illness prevention, including regulatory compliance with OSHA standards and Noramco EHS Standards related to industrial hygiene and personnel safety.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages site industrial hygiene program:  Recognizes and evaluates employee exposures to various agents including chemical and physical hazards.  Performs basic characterization, qualitative risk assessment and quantitative risk assessment.  Maintains employee exposure records.  Provides employee notification of air sampling results.  Integrates risk-based exposure assessment process (RBEAP) into site industrial hygiene program, including sample planning.  Maintains appropriate air sampling media.  Maintains air sampling equipment.  As needed, provides training and oversight to other individuals collecting industrial hygiene data.  Makes recommendations to site management for exposure controls. 
  • Manages site respiratory protection program.  Maintains the written program, which includes multiple documents (e.g., procedures).  Conducts training for new hires and for periodic refresher.  Conducts annual fit testing campaign.  Maintains inventory of spare parts for various respirator systems; proficient in maintaining various respirator systems.  Provides technical support to capital projects related to respiratory protection.  Point of contact for contract inspectors of self-contained breathing apparatus.
  • Manages site hearing conservation program.  Performs sound level meter survey.  Performs personal dosimetry.  Maintains noise measuring equipment.  Evaluates results of noise measurements.  Makes recommendations to site management for noise control.
  • Manages site confined space program.  Evaluates new and/or modified spaces for applicability.  Performs annual site inventory.  Develops confined space-specific isolation procedures.  Provides confined space related training (e.g., as part of safe work permitting process).  Conducts annual audit of completed permits.
  • Manages site hazard communication program.  Maintain written hazard communication document.  Maintains list of hazardous chemicals.  Manages safety data sheets (SDS).  Collaborates with other internal departments to develop product labels, including international requirements.  Training to site as needed. Develops hazard communication shipping labels. Requests development of safety data sheets.
  • Manages site safe work permit program. Maintains written safe work permit document. Collaborates with other internal departments on changes to the safe work permit process.
  • Manages site radiation safety program. Maintains written radiation safety document. Conducts monitoring as needed. Provides employee notification of monitoring results. Maintains the site radiation permit. Point of contact for radiation inspection.
  • Primary site interface with Health Services Company to insure all affected personnel receive the appropriate medical surveillance.  Performs periodic analysis of inclusion criteria. 
  • Supports many site programs including the site ergonomic program, behavior based safety program, contractor management, hot work program, (including training and audit), hazardous energy control, emergency response program, powered industrial vehicle (e.g., forklift) program, machine safety program, fall protection program, which includes both “slips, trips, and falls,” plus fall from heights.  Participates on audits.
  • Performs inspections of site to identify and correct any deficiencies related to employee health or safety (e.g., housekeeping).
  • Participates in MAARS process as related to industrial hygiene and personnel safety.  Perform annual self assessments for health and safety related chapters.  Participate on triennial joint assessment.

ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Conducts employee safety and health training as required by OSHA, Participates in or leads EHS incident investigations.
  • Participates in site EHS hazard assessment processes, including: process hazard analyses (PHA); pre-startup safety reviews (PSSR), job safety analyses (JSA); Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) self-assessment; etc.
  • Participates on Noramco sub-committees as appropriate (e.g., industrial hygiene community of practice).
  • Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, EPA, OSHA and DEA. 
  • Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
  • Remains current in skills and industry trends
  • Performs other assignments as determined by the Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Chemical Engineering or equivalent from a four-year college or university and four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certification by American Board of Industrial Hygiene preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Reads, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, scientific and technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Writes reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, regulatory agencies and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Works with advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents and statistical inference.
  • Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
  • Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS ABILITIES OR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Up-to-date knowledge of applicable government environmental and safety regulations (EPA & OSHA), and company policies.
  • Ability to interface with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to utilize computer software and customize programs to meet business needs.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing plant equipment and processes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to qualify for respiratory protective equipment use. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The job demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations and for establishing performance standards.  The percentage of time spent performing the various job duties is not absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross trained as shall be determined by the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  This document is not a contract for employment.

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