UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8525 (WFSE Campuswide)
8652 (WFSE HMC)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Conduct professional surveys of campus and/or industrial areas and equipment for measurement and control of air contaminants and environmental health hazards.

BASIC FUNCTION

Under general supervision, survey and investigate existing and/or potential industrial hygiene problems; advise management officials concerning modifications necessary for compliance with applicable industrial hygiene standards.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

First level class of series. Conduct field and laboratory investigations of facilities, equipment, and environment to assess environmental hygiene hazards.

TYPICAL WORK

Assist in planning and implementing employee environmental hygiene programs for institution and/or industry;

Investigate work sites for suspected health hazards such as areas utilizing toxic materials, chemicals, gases, etc., and/or work areas containing potential hazards such as laboratories, enclosed tanks, manholes;

Interview work site personnel, gather samples of air, liquids, dusts, and industrial material;

Conduct surveys of community air pollution problems;

Measure physical and chemical parameters of the workplace including noise, temperature, chemical contamination using direct reading instruments such as sound level meters, explosive gas meters, dosimeters, pumps, and rotometers;

Calculate and prepare data for survey and research reports;

Review engineering drawings and specifications; recommend modifications to minimize environmental/occupational health hazards;

Maintain, calibrate, and repair industrial hygiene equipment;

May collect and process hazardous chemical waste; manifest shipments to approved processors;

May maintain data processing systems;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

A Bachelor's Degree with major study in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, biological or physical science, or closely related field; and two years of professional experience in industrial hygiene programs. A Master's Degree with major study in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, or closely related field may substitute for the above professional work experience requirement.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 1-18-74
Revise Class: 10-19-84
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05