Are you ready for new and exciting challenges? We are in need of Industrial Hygienists to join our Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), in the Kelso, Tumwater, or Vancouver office. In this role, you will focus on enforcing health standards by addressing existing and potential occupational hazards that can cause serious illness and disease while maintaining composure and sensitivity during difficult conversations with employers and employees. You’ll be relied upon for your ability to assess exposure to noise, chemicals, blood borne pathogens, and other physical and biological agents. Your skills will also be essential in evaluating ventilation, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, and written health and safety programs.
If selected for this position you will conduct on-site inspections to determine compliance with standards while exercising your judgment and providing recommendations to correct occupational health hazards. Bring your talent to our team by applying now!
Please Note: Certain L&I compliance program positions, including this one, will receive a 7.5% temporary wage increase. This temporary wage increase is applied to the employee’s base salary and expires on June 30, 2023.
Some of what you’ll do:
- Perform complex inspections and investigations in most industries to determine compliance with WISHA workplace health standards.
- Identify, evaluate and recommend abatement methods for occupational health hazards.
- Conduct accident investigations of fatalities, catastrophes and serious injuries to determine causes.
- Use industrial hygiene sampling equipment and techniques to collect air and bulk samples of dusts, mists, fumes, gases, vapors and other hazardous materials.
- Measure airborne chemical exposures; measure noise frequency and intensity, air flows, temperatures and humidity.
- Conduct pre- and post-inspection calibrations.
- Perform opening conferences with employer and employee representatives. Conduct walk around assessments of work sites, take field notes, photos and video, and make observations.
- Conduct interviews; review safety data sheets, written safety programs, reports, and records provided by employer and employee representatives.
- Organize, write and edit comprehensive investigative reports; prepare reports and summaries.
- Prepare and input documentation data, citations wording, penalties, and/or recommendations.
- Appear and testify as a State witness at re-assumption hearings, before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and civil cases.
- Answer questions from the public regarding health hazards and applicable standards on the phone and in person.