Job Description
Facilities Maintenance and Construction
Industrial Hygienist 1
Job Code: 8525 - Contract Classified
Department Introduction:
Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Construction are responsible for general maintenance, repair, alterations, and
renovations of all campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.
Job Purpose:
Providing air monitoring and oversight of hazardous materials abatement projects by the term abatement contractor;
providing asbestos/lead sampling and analysis as part of abatement project oversight; and providing hazard assessment
procedures and planning for skilled trades workers involved in maintenance and alterations work on the campus. Using
knowledge of health and safety regulations, identify potential work management issues involved in meeting safety
requirements. Coordinate with project managers, leads, journey level workers and/or abatement contractor staff
responsible for each project to facilitate the accomplishment of work in a safe and regulatory compliant manner.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Collect and analyze PCM air samples on asbestos abatement project
 Collect TEM air samples and samples for lead project as needed
 Be able to understand administering the UW quality assurance program regarding the appropriate and accurate
sample collection analysis and interpretation according to AHERA certification protocols
 Interpret existing University of Washington and Facilities Services policies and Hazardous Materials inspections
for potential application to proposed project work
 Assist and/or facilitate integration and implementation of occupational health & safety requirements into existing
or planned facilities’ maintenance, operation and alterations
 Determine applicable health and safety compliance requirements; conduct audits and review compliance activities
to evaluate program effectiveness; identify areas for improvement
 Plan and schedule hazardous materials abatement projects with term asbestos abatement contractor and
University of Washington Asbestos Manager
 Collect and review waste manifests, preserve air monitoring results and other submitted required of the term
abatement contractor
 Assist in oversight of Hazard Communication Program, Refrigerant Compliance Program and Electrical Safety
Program Development
 Assure term asbestos contractors compliance with all aspects of (the) University of Washington policies and
procedures, and current specifications of existing Term Abatement Contract
 Maintain and keep in good working order all air sampling equipment, microscopes, rotometers, and other
industrial hygiene equipment
 Maintain an adequate stock of air sampling and analysis and other supplies
 Support and implement a team-oriented work environment, ensuring intra- and inter-team/unit cooperation,
communication, and professionalism
 Maintain and contribute to an atmosphere of mutual support and back-up
 Complete all required field data sheets according to University of Washington policies
 Review contractor hours, CWOEL’s and approve for payment
 Conduct training sessions to instruct Facilities Services staff in aspects of occupational safety and health
 Attend all required meetings and training
 Perform other duties as assigned
 Regular and predictable attendance is required
Core Competencies:
 Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness
 Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
 Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
 Be responsible and accountable
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Use organizational skills and provide attention to details
Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude
Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous
Exhibit a professional work ethic
Continuously promote a safe work environment
Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 A Bachelor’s Degree with major study in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, biological or physical
science, or closely related field; and three years of professional experience in industrial hygiene and/or
occupational safety programs
 A Master’s Degree with major study in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, or closely related field
may substitute for two years of the above professional work experience requirement
 Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperate with others to resolve issues and problems and to
provide excellent customer service
 Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications skills and use of computer technology to access and
manage information
 Thorough understanding of State and Federal safety and environmental regulations governing asbestos, lead,
and other environmental contaminants/hazards
 Knowledge of asbestos sampling techniques; ability to read/interpret asbestos regulations; ability to communicate
technical information to affected individuals
 Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all the minimum qualifications except when there are legal
requirements, such as a license/certification/registration
 Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies
 Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
 Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of
chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures
Desirable Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 Three years of professional experience in industrial hygiene and/or occupational safety programs
 Experience and training in construction safety, asbestos and lead
 Certified Industrial Hygienist and or Certified Safety Professional
 Team-based management, client service, and decision-making skills
 Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain training and management programs
 Excellent verbal, written communication and interactive skills in working with University professionals,
administrators, research staff, employees, faculty, students, Capital Projects Office, legal consul, labor
representatives, health & safety professionals, regulatory agencies, contractors and consultants
Conditions of Employment:
 Accreditation as an AHERA Building Inspector and Certification as a Washington State Certified Asbestos
 NIOSH 582 certification to demonstrate knowledge/experience with microscopic analysis of asbestos air samples
 A valid driver’s license recognized by the State of Washington is required
 Must be able to work in a smoke free environment
 Must be able to be respirator certified
 May be required to accept variable work shift
 Requires the ability to work in both office and field environments, using PPE and safety equipment as required
 Maintenance of AHERA certifications as an inspector and asbestos supervisor
 May be required to work in research, hospital and laboratory environments which may also include assignments
in non-human primate areas
 A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire
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