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5 Dec 2022

Full-Time Program Manager-Industrial Hygiene – PROGR002472

Sound Transit – Posted by Sound Transit Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Salary range is $65k to $145k, with a midpoint of $105k.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.


Under general direction of the Employee Health and Safety Manager, develops, manages, supervises, and coordinates Agency-wide industrial hygiene programs, functions, and operations for the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority; develops and implements programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of occupational injuries and illnesses; analyzes new and existing jobs, tasks, processes, or systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of industrial and chemical hazards; researches environmental health best practices; develops and recommends safety processes and procedures to upper management; coordinates assigned activities with other programs, Departments/Offices, and outside agencies; leads and mentors Health and Safety Specialists; and provides administrative and technical support to the Employee Health and Safety (EHS) Group.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Manages industrial hygiene programs for all Agency employees by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and recommending controls for environmental and physical hazards for the health and well-being of our workers and passengers.

• Coordinates with various operational workgroups on safety processes, training needs, and review of standard operating procedures (SOPs); provides technical advice and assistance to various managers, supervisors, and employees on all aspects of employee health and safety.

• Administers various industrial hygiene programs, such as Hazard Communication, Confined Space, Bloodborne Pathogens, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hotwork, Respirable Crystalline Silica, Wildfire Smoke Exposure programs, and others as assigned.

• Plans, conducts, and interprets industrial hygiene sampling for a variety of chemical, biological, physical and ergonomic exposures.

• Selects, maintains, repairs, and uses various direct reading and sample collection industrial hygiene equipment.

• Provides support and follow-up in the investigation of employee accidents/incidents and assists in the development/implementation of corrective actions to prevent re-occurrences.

• Analyzes, evaluates, and researches hazardous chemicals for use in facilities and worksites that affect employee health; approves or declines new chemicals for use; recommends options that mitigate exposure; administers the on-line SDS management system.

• Conducts various facility safety inspections and spot checks as needed to ensure worker safety and compliance with regulatory requirements.

• Develops and conducts virtual and instructor-led industrial hygiene-related trainings.

• Collaborates with and mentors Health and Safety Specialists to ensure that Sound Transit’s health and safety program is effective in practice.

• Participates in Sound Transit’s management of change process; provides subject matter expertise during design reviews and new facility, equipment, or process activation.

• Coordinates with the Employee Health and Safety Manager on matters as directed; interfaces with other Safety Management staff; participates on a variety of committees; prepares and presents reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree In industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, environmental health, or closely related field and four years of experience in industrial hygiene practice and program management in a medium to large organization; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, environmental health, or closely related field and experience in the transit/rail industry are preferred.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

Valid state’s driver license.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

• Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Principles of industrial hygiene practice and occupational health and safety program management.

• Use of industrial hygiene equipment for monitoring chemical, biological, physical, and ergonomic exposures, and knowledge of standard methods for conducting these evaluations.

• Methods and techniques of developing and conducting safety program training sessions.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to occupational health and safety.

• Methods and techniques used in the performance of safety duties and responsibilities.

• Methods and techniques of hazard management, including anticipation, recognization, evaluation, and control of chemical, biological, physical, and ergonomic risks.

• Recent developments, current literature, and information related to industrial hygiene best practices and regulations.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public.

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public.

• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.

• Managing and administering various health and safety programs, including Hazard Communication, Confined Space, Bloodborne Pathogens, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hotwork, Respirable Crystalline Silica, Wildfire Smoke Exposure programs, and others as assigned.

• Understanding technical and/or industry concepts of safety management.

• Interpreting and writing technical reports.

• Interest in pursuing certification in industrial hygiene.

• Public speaking and in developing and delivering presentations and presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing.

• Monitoring safety program performance and recommending adjustments.

• Identifying safety training needs.

• Evaluating operational area safety requirements.

• Responding effectively to employee safety concerns and inquires.

• Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed both in a standard office environment and may include up to 50% of time in an outdoor environment.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and extreme noise when working in the field.

• Must be able to wear a respirator.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: environmental health, Industrial Hygiene, and occupational health and safety.


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