Industrial Hygiene Technologist
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Chalk River, CA
1d ago

INTRO

The Industrial Hygiene Technologist will aid in the investigation, evaluation and control of employee exposure to hazardous substance at work.

The types of hazards include chemical, physical and biological agents (e.g. asbestos, noise, lead, organic vapour, toxic gases, heat stress, non-ionizing radiation, fumes, dust, etc.

Through a variety of investigation, surveys, sampling and analysis techniques, line managers are provided valuable assistance in fulfilling their responsibility of providing / maintaining a healthy and safe work environment as well as protecting the safety and health of employees.

As a representative of safety when in the field share expertise, provide coaching and advice

DUTIES

  • Identification completion and updating of Initial Hazard Assessments.
  • Confined space pre-entry atmospheric survey and hazard verification.
  • IH instrumentation maintenance and operation (sensor replacement, bump testing, calibration).
  • Assessment of potential noise hazards and employee exposure using personal dosimetry and sound pressure level measurements
  • Provide survey reports indicating the results, field observations and recommendations (control measures, personal protective equipment (PPE and medical surveillance if relevant)
  • Identification and classification for the removal of asbestos containing materials
  • Bulk identification sampling and analysis utilizing Polarized Light Microscopy
  • Airborne fibre sampling and analysis utilizing Phase Contrast Microscopy
  • Operation and maintenance of personal air sampling pumps with various sampling media for the analysis of airborne fibers, dust, fumes, organic vapors
  • Implementation of WHIMIS Program
  • Assist with the maintenance of the SDS
  • Provide advice new product SDS
  • Operation, maintenance and interpretation of direct reading monitors, (oxygen, hydrogen sulphide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, chlorine, ozone, combustibles, general monitor, (>
  • 100 vapors and gases))

  • Assessment and analysis of non-ionizing radiation (UV, visible light, RF / microwave, EMF, laser power meter)
  • Heat stress measurements (WBGT measurements for the implementation of work / rest regime)
  • Mercury vapour sniffer, mercury vacuum
  • Indoor Air Quality investigations (temperature humidity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, suphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, TVOC, mould sampling and result interpretation).
  • Breathing Air header surveys (direct reading instruments and analytical techniques)
  • Undertake investigations for work place events.
  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Technical diploma or a certificate course from a recognized institute in environmental, chemical lab technology or chemical engineering, with six months to one year of relevant experience (co-op experience will be considered).
  • Able to meet Technical Union's qualifications for membership.

  • Will be required to take CNL Radiation Protection Group 3 training and pass respirator training and fit testing.
  • Technician must be prepared to participate in qualification training from in-house qualified Industrial Hygiene staff
  • Work towards certification in Occupational Hygiene or Occupational Health and Safety.
  • CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities

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