University of Utah Industrial Hygienist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/01/2018

Requisition Number PRN17951B

Job Title Industrial Hygienist

Working Title Industrial Hygienist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm

VP Area President

Department 00472 - Environmental Health & Safety

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 45,000 per year

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Serves as a technical expert in industrial hygiene for the University. Conducts comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys and special studies as well as provides expert advice concerning health hazards to University personnel. Directs correction of University occupational health problems by a four-step approach: identifies health Issues, recognizes the problem and its extent, evaluates the environmental factors, and recommends feasible control measures.


1. Provides expert advice, direction and service on Industrial hygiene matters.

2. Provides immediate response and investigative action for environmental/occupational exposure situations on campus.

3. Oversees workplace health surveys. Identifies and prioritizes hazardous areas for evaluation, determines sampling strategy, selection and use of sampling equipment and chooses analytical tests to be performed on samples taken.

4. Supervises use of toxic or hazardous substances (chemical, physical or biological).

5. Control measures for dealing with hazardous exposures.

6. Applies Federal, State and local occupational health and other procedural standards to employee hazards.

7. Evaluates exposures not specifically covered by health standards or unusual hazards from unique research procedures or combination of hazardous materials.

8. Provides technical assistance in areas requiring occupational physical examinations and recommendations as to the contents/health monitoring to be provided.

9. Supplies requirements for response to health concerns and analytical equipment calibration and maintenance.

10. Interprets health and environmental standards.

11. Ensures legal sufficiency of data to meet demands of record-keeping required by regulations.

12. Plans reviews. Ensures new or remodeling facilities are safe and healthful environments.

13. Assists in technical information collection, synthesis, professional evaluation and dissemination from on-line computer services, professional journals, articles describing manufacturer’s products and proposed or existing regulations.

14. Represents the University as a member of professional committees and gives speeches or lectures.

15. Provides training to University faculty, staff and students.

16. Investigates cases of work related deaths or Illnesses.

17. Determine need, design and maintain data bases such as biosafety, asbestos, and laboratory hood performance.

18. Available to serve as an expert witness on validity of accident or illness cases.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive Inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Three years of full-time paid professional employment in industrial hygiene, occupational/environmental health, or a closely related field or equivalency is required (1 year of related education is equivalent to 2 years of related work experience).

A Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational/Environmental Health, or a related scientific discipline is strongly preferred. Must be knowledgeable in Government regulations, professional association recommendations, and consensus standards relating to occupational/environmental safety and health; current industrial hygiene sampling methodology and strategies; determining cost-effectiveness of proposes measures to control problems; and handling sensitive issues which may occur due to employee concerns about environmental health problems. Certification as a Diplomat by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is also preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.