Industrial Hygienist

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Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
The Alexandria Health care system is seeking an Industrial Hygienist. The Industrial Hygienist plans, conducts and complete evaluations of work operations involving potentially hazardous environmental and occupational safety conditions, analyzes the findings and recommends appropriate corrective measures and controls. These evaluations are conducted in the industrial shop area; laboratory, laundry facility, office environment; patient care areas, and include the application of pesticides and insecticides. Evaluation may also include physical hazards, such as noise from operating grounds maintenance equipment, use of jack hammer during demolition, heat in the laundry, and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. The Industrial Hygienist plans and performs Industrial Hygiene surveys of all Health Care Systems activities. Briefs personnel involved with activity prior to any evaluation to discuss the purpose of the evaluation. The incumbent uses standard Industrial Hygiene sampling equipment and procedures. The Industrial Hygienist will perform analysis samples when using direct reading instruments. Briefs operational and supervisory personnel involved in various activities of preliminary findings and suggested means of correcting problems. Reviews all proposed new construction plans, and specifications and is consulted when new or modified facilities, processes and materials are to be introduced into any activity of the Health Care System. The Industrial Hygienist assists the Environmental Engineer with the station level asbestos program and the primary responsibility is OSHA compliance and worker protection. Responds to employee complaints of potential health hazards and conducts surveys when required. The Industrial Hygienist works through all levels of management and provides advice to the Health Care System Environment of Care Committee on a variety of occupational safety and health matters.
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8 - 4:30

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