Industrial Hygienist - Austin

 
Position: Industrial Hygienist - Austin

Job ID: 165413

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Occupational & Envir Safety

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.



Summary:

We are searching for an Industrial Hygienist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll ensure a safe environment for employees, patients, visitors, and contractors through a comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety program. The ideal candidate will have a broad safety background, with an emphasis on safety and industrial hygiene in hospital, research and/or clinical laboratory settings.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Minimum Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, The Joint Commission, and NFPA requirements associated with Hospital’s activities is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, or similar field is required
  • 3 years related experience is required
  • Must have a Class C Driver’s License with good driving record.

Responsibilities:

  • Recognize, evaluate, and mitigate hazards in hospital, outpatient clinic, and laboratory settings.
  • Fire and Life Safety –
    • Conduct assessments for fire and life safety code compliance.
    • Plan, schedule, and execute fire drills.
  • Industrial Hygiene –
    • Maintain the industrial hygiene monitoring program for the assigned areas.
    • Conduct ergonomic assessments.
  • Laboratory Safety –
    • Conduct laboratory safety audits.
    • Assist with the chemical fume hood and biological safety cabinet certification and maintenance program.
  • Environmental protection –
    • Classify and profile hazardous waste.
    • Assist with the submission of required regulatory reports.
  • Emergency response –
    • Serve on the Hospital’s Decontamination Team.
    • Initiate or assist in chemical spill response, as needed.
  • Serve on a 24/7 on-call rotation every sixth or seventh week. Occasional onsite afterhours response will be required.
  • Infrequent travel to offsite locations will be required, primarily using a company vehicle.
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant standards from OSHA, EPA, The Joint Commission and other regulatory and governmental agencies regarding worker safety, hazardous chemical management, and environment of care standards.


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