The Industrial Hygienist (IH) applies professional knowledge or expertise in one or more specialty areas within Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) and and serves as lead person on one or more program(s) within a single discipline. Work is reviewed upon completion to ensure predetermined objectives are adequately met and that application of professional/technical judgment is sound. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Decision-making is based on established procedures; relevant laws; regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology; impact on other EH&S programs, and senior management approvals as required. Decisions may impact individual work, other EH&S programs, other departments and/or segments of the organization.
The IH serves as the technical expert for UCSF's clinical safety and industrial hygiene programs. With minimal supervision, the individual is expected to independently perform a wide spectrum of industrial hygiene services to include occupational exposure monitoring, indoor air quality investigations, hazard/risk assessments, local exhaust ventilation assessments, accident investigations, repirator fit testing, and others as required. The IH will be proficient in technical report writing and have the ability to explain complex topics to a wide ranging audience across the UCSF campus and Medical Center communities.
The IH monitors compliance and may serve as an organizational liaison with regulatory agencies. Problems faced my be complex and require creation of new methodologies by application of professional knowledge and expertise. The individual may be called upon to represent EH&S at meetings and conferences involving academic committees, campus functions, or UC wide working groups. Must be adept at database management, data mining, developing metrics, and meeting strict reporting requirements. Decisions may impact other EH&S programs or program elements.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.