Under direction, performs technically difficult industrial hygiene work in connection with hazardous materials and other health and environmental hazards in the City and County of San Francisco; independently conducts routine industrial hygiene monitoring of chemical, biological, and physical agents; serves as a technical resource and advisor in the implementation of occupational safety and health regulations; may evaluate industrial hygiene data in relation to public health issues; develops and conducts occupational health and safety training programs; responds to and evaluates hazardous materials incidents; conducts ergonomic evaluations; and performs related duties as required.
This position performs the following essential duties:
Serves as a technical advisor to departmental management and other personnel in identifying, containing and regulating the use and storage of hazardous materials; in developing and implementing inspection practices and procedures.
Investigates and evaluates health and safety hazards and coordinates remedial action with representatives from various City and County departments, other agencies, businesses and the public; conducts surveys of potentially hazardous workplace operations, including monitoring for physical, biological, and chemical agents, evaluating results, recommending corrective actions and preparing reports.
Anticipates, identifies, evaluates, and controls occupational safety and health and environmental hazards for personnel working in proximity to hazardous waste remediation or hazardous materials.
Develops, modifies, and/or maintains health and safety programs for City and County of San Francisco personnel.
Develops policies and procedures for responding to hazardous materials incidents and implementation of environmental health and safety laws, codes and regulations.
Develops and conducts health and safety training, and conducts programs concerning the proper use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and the regulation of hazardous materials according to law.
Performs assessments to identify and resolve ergonomic issues in a variety of work settings.
Advises program and departmental management on matters pertaining to public health and safety; the handling and containment of hazardous materials incidents and evaluation procedures.
Provides technical support in identifying, preventing and controlling health, environmental and safety hazards.
Coordinates compliance with applicable laws, policies, procedures and regulations.
Assists in administrative tasks related to implementation of ordinances, codes and other regulations.
Maintains technical reference materials and records and compiles data and prepares reports.
Maintains Respiratory Protection Program, including recommending appropriate respiratory protection, fit-testing, and coordinating medical examinations and maintaining records.
Conducts and participates in meetings with professional and business groups concerning industrial hygiene and hazardous materials matters.
The Industrial Hygienist also performs other related duties as assigned.
Possession of a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Health/Management, or an equivalent degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university (must have major coursework in Industrial Hygiene); AND
Two (2) years of professional industrial hygiene experience equivalent to the level of City and County of San Francisco classes 6137 Assistant Industrial Hygienist or 6138 Industrial Hygienist, which must have included professional industrial hygiene activities including either hazardous materials management or identification, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards, such as noise, radiation, asbestos, various chemicals, etc.; AND
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Substitution: Certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in the comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene may substitute for the required education and experience.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pension Plan
The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions – the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health.The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg S...an Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.With a broad community focus, the ultimate goal of the Population Health Division is to ensure that San Franciscans have optimal health and wellness at every stage of life, and to achieve this, the Division is comprised of various branches dedicated to core public health services for the City and County of San Francisco, such as health protection and promotion, disease and injury prevention, disaster preparedness and response, and environmental health services.