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Industrial Hygienist

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Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.


Industrial Hygienist

Job Summary:

The Industrial Hygienist assists plant management in preventing injuries and illnesses by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling chemical and physical hazards in the workplace. Activities which support or are aligned with these general functions include chemical and physical agent exposure assessment, ergonomic evaluations, hazard communication, administration of the respiratory protection, asbestos management, and hearing conservation programs and employee training.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administer industrial hygiene program and conduct exposure assessments
    • Evaluation of tasks and work environments, sample collection, packaging and shipping of samples, equipment calibration and maintenance
    • Development of sampling strategies and plans, analysis of collected data, comparison of results to recognized occupational exposure limits (OELs)
    • Recommending controls for exposures which may exceed recognized or recommended OELs
    • Record keeping, maintenance of the industrial hygiene database, and report preparation
  • Administer the hazard communication program
    • Develop and update lists of chemicals for each work area
    • Update the written hazard communication program
    • Evaluate safety data sheets from suppliers for hazards, scanning and uploading supplier SDSs and SDSs for non-coded materials into the database
    • Provide guidance on labeling to production and maintenance
    •  Train new employees on chemical hazards and container labeling requirements.
  • Administer the respiratory protection program
    • Evaluate respirator selection and specification
    • Oversight of the respirator cleaning and maintenance program
    • Coordinate  training on the use of respirators
    • Maintenance of fit test records
    • Respond to employee concerns regarding respirator use
    • Interface with the medical department to assure that employees are medically qualified to wear respirators
  • Administer the hearing conservation program with the medical department
    • Conduct noise surveys, perform personal noise dosimetry, analyze data, recommend noise control measures, and prepare reports
    • Identify employees who should participate in the hearing conservation program
    • Recommend placement of signage, interface with the medical department to investigate possible work-related hearing losses and conduct new hire and periodic training for hearing protection
  • Administer asbestos management program
    • Oversee asbestos management program (sample, evaluate analysis reports, evaluate remediation jobs, work with vendors/contractors, manage training needs, oversee “A-Team”)
    • Address employee concerns related to asbestos containing materials (ACM)
    • Coordinate testing of potential ACM at authorized laboratories.
    • Complete all regulatory required notifications  for ACM project work
    • Coordinate and oversee ACM remediation projects conducted by certified contractors
    • Maintain documentation of test results, removal practices and project work related to ACM
  • Conduct ergonomic evaluations
    • Proactive evaluation of manual tasks for ergonomic hazards and recommend preventive measures for potential musculoskeletal injuries
    • Evaluate employee concerns and provide feedback and recommendations for improvement
    • Conduct evaluations of computer workstations and ergonomic awareness training
  • Select, specify, and recommend personal protective equipment
    • Conduct evaluation of major tasks in production, maintenance, and the QA laboratory
    • Ensure Job Safety Analyses (JSAs), batch sheets and work instructions are accurate and consistent with PPE requirements
    • Develop and evaluate PPE selection guides for specific work areas
    • Evaluation of new products
    • Train employees on appropriate PPE and usage
  • Additional duties as assigned


Skills, Experience, and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field from an accredited school
  • Minimum one year of experience in industrial hygiene
  • Basic knowledge of federal safety regulations
  • Experience and/or knowledge in asbestos related work
  • Ability to take direction and work independently
  • Strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully with internal and external customers in a professional manner


Considered a Plus:

  • Master’s degree in safety related field
  • Certification as an Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) through the American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Asbestos Certifications
  • Experience in a chemical manufacturing environment


Working Conditions:

  • Able to work day shift Monday through Friday
  • Able to work a flex 40 hour schedule based upon training and departmental needs
  • Able to climb, wear fall protection, and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to work in inclement weather conditions
  • Manufacturing environment


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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