Healthcare Industrial Hygienist

Position Title: Healthcare Industrial Hygienist
Department: Business Continuity, Facilities and Safety
Title of Manager: Safety and Preparedness Manager
Supervises: Non-Supervisory position
Exemption Status: Exempt
Requisition ID: 19524

Job Summary
The Healthcare Industrial Hygienist is a member of the Safety Team who assists leadership in monitoring, assessing, and resolving issues related to the health and safety of our employees. Work focuses on supporting employees and volunteers who work in healthcare environments, the community with at-risk populations, and general office settings.

Education and/or Experience
Minimum 2 years’ experience performing industrial hygiene assessments and/or the design and delivery of safety programs in settings that include healthcare environments
Minimum 3 years’ experience with OSHA and other safety and industrial hygiene standards and regulations
Bachelor of Science degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety or related field with industrial hygiene course work or training completed and/or Master of Science degree in industrial hygiene
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Current or prior healthcare clinical licensure
OSHA 30-hour training
Training experience

Essential Responsibilities
Hazard Identification, Analysis, and Risk Reduction
Identify analytical methods to detect the extent of workplace injury or exposure.
Advise business partners on engineering, work practice adjustments, and other methods to prevent and control potential health/safety hazards.
Conduct hazard assessments and evaluate risks to achieve As Low As Reasonably Practical (ALARP) risk levels.
In collaboration with other members of the Business Continuity, Facilities, and Safety Department, develop and maintain systems for tracking, analyzing and reporting incidents and corrective actions.
Support other members in conducting incident investigations and root cause analyses.
Monitor trends for improvements in safety, productivity, and sustainability.
Align industrial hygiene programs with the operational, financial, and strategic objectives of the organization.
Develop business cases for industrial hygiene interventions and improvements; communicate the value of risk assessments and treatments in terms of financial and non-financial benefits.

Program Administration
Administer the Respiratory Protection Program; conduct respirator fit testing for impacted employees on an annual basis, as well as for new employees in impacted jobs.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of companywide programs related to respiratory protection, infectious disease prevention, tuberculosis (TB) prevention, and the Safety & Health Recognition Program (SHARP).
Develop and administer additional health and safety programs on topics including hazardous energy, fall protection, hot work, ladder safety, confined space, equipment guarding, and others as needed.
Help ensure CareOregon meets and exceeds OSHA standards.
Draft communications, procedures, job aids, and other tools to support and enhance a safe working environment.
Serve as member of the Safety Committee and/or lead meetings as requested.
Conduct annual flu clinics in collaboration with Human Resources, Medical Management, and our occupational health vendor.
Conduct regular health and safety site inspections of CareOregon facilities.
Serve on the Incident Management Team and provide subject matter expertise during responses and audits.
Training Administration
Assess occupational health and safety training needs specific to various lines of business.
Coordinate the development, planning, and implementation of training activities to meet the identified needs across the organization.
Conduct in person and virtual occupational health and safety trainings.
Serve as a department liaison to the Learning/Organizational Development Team.
Utilize CareOregon’s learning management system to:
Set up compliance and safety courses, assign participants, and customize messaging and reminders
Track and monitor employee attendance/compliance with OSHA required courses
Share reports and evaluations (if applicable)
Be a contact for questions related to safety courses
Contribute to the development of the Integrated Preparedness Plan and ensure safety trainings documented in the plan are delivered on schedule.
Organizational Responsibilities
Perform work in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision and values.
Support the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion by fostering a culture of open mindedness, cultural awareness, compassion and respect for all individuals.
Strive to meet annual business goals in support the organization’s strategic goals.
Adhere to the organization’s policies, procedures and other relevant compliance needs.
Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Strong knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local health and safety compliance laws and regulations, including OSHA requirements
Ability to conduct training needs assessments
Ability to develop and deliver training content to a variety of audiences, virtually and in-person
Strong problem-solving, organizational, and decision-making skills
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, manage changing priorities, and meet required deadlines
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to share complex information to employees and management in a way that can be easily understood
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a high degree of initiative
Ability to work in an environment with diverse individuals and groups
Ability to manage occasional stressful situations

Physical Skills and Abilities
Lifting/Carrying up to 20 Pounds
Pushing/Pulling up to 10 Pounds
Pinching/Retrieving Small Objects
Climbing Stairs
Repetitive Finger/Wrist/Elbow/
Shoulder/Neck Movement
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Speaking Clearly
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Cognitive and Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to focus on and comprehend information, learn new skills and abilities, assess a situation and seek or determine appropriate resolution, accept managerial direction and feedback, and tolerate and manage stress.

Working Conditions
Environment: This position’s primary responsibilities typically take place in the following environment(s) (check all that apply on a regular basis):
☒ Inside/office ☒ Clinics/health facilities ☒ Member homes
☐ Other: Travel: This position includes occasional required travel outside of the workplace, in which the employee’s personal vehicle, local transit, or other means of transportation may be used.
Equipment: General office equipment, mobile technology
Hazards: Variable. May include: OSHA Category I – Assigned tasks may involve exposure to communicable diseases, blood, body fluids or tissues; as well as physical, chemical and/or biological hazards.
Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. CareOregon is committed to building a linguistically and culturally diverse and inclusive work environment
Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Equal opportunity employer. This company considers all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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