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Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.  There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirements for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Environmental Industrial Hygienist 2

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL

 

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

 

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

 

At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.

 

Job Overview

Recognize, evaluate and control environmental stresses or chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic factors that may impair the safety of students, faculty, patients and staff of the University.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure that all functions of the University have knowledge of University safety rules, and city, state and federal regulations and standards pertaining to health and safety.
  • Conduct routine and unscheduled inspections to receive and investigate complaints and to review recorded instances of injury.
  • Evaluate areas that have potential health hazards, determine samples to be tested and collect and submit samples to an appropriate laboratory for analysis.
  • Review and analyze lab results of materials and initiate remedial action.
  • Assist in developing and initiating programs to prevent injury or exposure to health hazards in the university community and demonstrate the proper use of machinery and protective equipment.
  • Maintain effective relationship within the university system and with regulatory agencies to keep abreast of trends in the occupational health and safety field.
  • Provide emergency response on a rotating 24-hour on-call basis.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be in Industrial Hygiene, Physical Science or Chemistry.
  • Six (6) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of work experience in environmental health or related field.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Often
  • Stooping - Often
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
  • Kneeling, squatting - Often
  • Crouching - Often
  • Reaching overhead - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Often
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Shoveling - Seldom
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Oils: There is air or skin exposure to POLS (Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants) or other cutting fluids.
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • Close Quarters: Employees are frequently required to work in crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, sewage and water line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

 

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

 

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Environmental Industrial Hygienist 2

Date:  Jun 29, 2022
Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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