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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

    Human Resources

    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 020795
    Title: Industrial Hygienist
    Pay Grade: 61
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Recognizes, evaluates and controls chemical and physical hazards in the work place. Evaluates university compliance with regard to state and federal occupational health and safety regulations, laws, rules and codes. Educates and informs employees and students about occupational health and safety hazards.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is a specialized classification and is distinguished from the Health/Safety Specialist in that incumbents perform industrial hygiene functions.

    Example of Duties:
    • Assesses work place for occupational health hazards by observing work conditions, assessing records, conducting interviews, sampling and monitoring chemical or physical agents.
    • Determines appropriate monitoring and sampling strategies, if indicated, and conducts these activities.
    • Maintains, operates and calibrates a variety of sampling and monitoring equipment.
    • Evaluates and interprets monitoring and sampling results, makes determinations and develops corrective strategies.
    • Prepares accurate and complete technical reports of survey findings and provides recommendations on how to correct hazardous conditions.
    • Advises and provides technical guidance and information to university administrators, staff, faculty and students regarding occupational safety and health issues.
    • Evaluates university compliance with applicable federal or state safety codes.
    • Develops and administers occupational safety and health training.
    • Provides technical advice and support to emergency response personnel with regards to potential chemical exposures or other health hazards at hazardous materials incidents.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of occupational health standards, codes and regulations.
    • Knowledge of methods, procedures and techniques used in collecting and testing samples such as dusts, mists, fumes, vapors, noise, non-ionizing radiation, cold and heat stress and biological agents.
    • Knowledge of toxicological effects of occupational hazards.
    • Skill in analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of technical data, tests results, reports and plans.
    • Skill in the operation and maintenance of a variety of monitoring and testing equipment.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene or other physical or life science field AND three years industrial hygiene related experience; OR,
      • Seven years industrial hygiene related experience; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
      • Possession of a current State of Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment.


      Revised: 03/13/2006

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