Industrial Hygiene Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 22, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Industrial Hygiene Specialist The George Mason University Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS), within the Department of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management, is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for the position of Industrial Hygiene Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Position:The Occupational Safety Specialist supports the EHS mission in daily matters with an emphasis on safety and industrial hygiene and the implementation of a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety program to support the university's mission of research and teaching. This includes but is not limited to conducting safety and health training programs, conducting employee exposure assessments for air contaminants and noise, coordinating annual auditory exams and respirator fit testing, and conducting indoor air quality inspections. This position is also responsible for maintaining electronic and physical records related to many of these programs, and assists with the developing and maintenance of written compliance programs under the direction of the Assistant Director of Occupational Health and Safety.Required Qualifications:Knowledge of applicable safety regulations and guidelines including proper personal protective equipment and training requirements;Knowledge of safety equipment (sampling equipment such as air monitoring equipment, sound level meter and dosimeter, and personal protective equipment) and how it functions;Ability to implement and maintain applicable safety programs;Ability to coordinate and deliver applicable safety training to a diverse audience;Ability to conduct a thorough safety inspection;Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects simultaneously;Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (oral and writing);Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;Ability to meet inflexible deadlines on own initiative;Ability to work independently, under pressure, with strong problem-solving skills;Ability to use a computer fluently including Microsoft Office software;Ability to lift 40 lbs., bend, crawl, and kneel;4-year degree in a science or public health field, or an equivalent level of training and experience;Current driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia;Accreditation in Virginia Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner or ability to obtain within first year of employment; andProgressively responsible experience (generally 2+ years) in the occupational health and safety field.·Preferred Qualifications:Experience at an institution of higher education;Experience conducting accident/incident investigations;Ability to obtain certification in CPR/First Aid; andCertified Safety and Health Manager, or other relevant professional certification.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02286z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and 130 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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