Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters. We value our employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life balance. In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3 million workers. Learn more about L&I, the employer of choice here. Are you ready for new and exciting challenges? We are in need of an Industrial Hygienist within our Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) program, Region 5. 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 enforcement inspections and investigations and determine compliance with standards for safety and health hazards while exercising your authority and issuing citations including orders and notices of immediate restraint. Bring your talent to our team by applying now!
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Who should apply?Industrial Hygienist 3 In-trainingA Bachelor's degree involving major study in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology or related field AND 1 year of experience as an industrial hygienist, safety and health manager, safety and health consultant, or as a chemist or engineer working on environmental health or air sanitation problems. A Master's degree involving major study in industrial hygiene or related field will substitute for 1 year of experience. Industrial Hygienist 3A Bachelor's degree involving major study in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology, or related field AND 3 years of experience as an industrial hygienist. A Master's degree involving major study in industrial hygiene or related field will substitute for 1 year of industrial hygiene experience. Bilingual persons of all languages are encouraged to apply. Spanish language preferred. Bilingual jobs include a 5% salary increase for dual language responsibilities. What we're looking for:
Within the Department of Labor & Industries, conditional to serious hazard exposure as defined by RCW 49.17.180(6): Industrial Hygienists and Safety & Health Specialists will be compensated basic salary plus ten percent (10%) for each hour they are required to use personal protective equipment (excluding hard hats, boots, hearing and eye protection) to enter a hazardous worksite to consult, inspect or investigate where serious hazards are present.