Lead Industrial Hygienist - 90015450 - Baltimore/Wilmington/Philadelphia

Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21201

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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Serves as Amtrak's Industrial Hygiene subject matter expert and will assist the Manager System Safety Programs in developing, implementing, and maintaining Amtrak’s company-wide occupational safety and health programs.  Provides technical expertise and guidance to locations and field staff across Amtrak for ergonomic, industrial hygiene, and safety matters relating to OSHA and FRA regulations.  May be asked to provide expert testimony in support of Amtrak’s Law Department in matters regarding claims, legal actions, and administrative citations.


•    Conducts on-site visits to identify and evaluate occupational safety and health hazards and recommends mitigations in line with Amtrak’s Safety Management System Hierarchy of Controls.   
•    Provides technical expertise to locations and field staff for ergonomic, industrial hygiene, occupational health, safety, indoor environmental quality and regulatory issues. This includes updating data in industrial hygiene databases.
•    Supports the Manager System Safety Programs in developing, implementing and maintaining programs, policies, and processes. 
•    Coordinates ergonomic and industrial hygiene contractor field activities, reviews work proposals, and reviews work product.
•    At the direction of the Medical Department, investigates workplace accident or illness claims.
•    May be asked to provide expert testimony in support of Amtrak’s Law Department with regard to FELA claims, legal actions, and OSHA or FRA citations. Conducts industrial hygiene records searches in response to Law Department requests.
•    Provides interpretations of OSHA and FRA regulations. 
•    Participates in Chemical Task Force activities, reviews and approves new chemical products, and investigates alleged illnesses related to use of chemical products.


•   Bachelor’s Degree required OR equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

•   6 years of relevant experience required.

•   American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
•   Experience should include a good understanding of OSHA and FRA safety & health regulations, workplace ergonomic, health, and safety hazard identification and control, illness investigation, program and policy implementation, and problem resolution.   
•   Ability to work independently.
•   Good organization skills.
•   Good understanding of OSHA safety and health regulations and their application in the workplace.
•   Experience in identifying workplace ergonomic, health, and safety hazards, the procedures and techniques used to evaluate these hazards, and in identifying/developing engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment requirements to reduce or eliminate exposure.
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•   Demonstrated skills using Microsoft Suite of programs.
•   Experience with utilizing a variety of sampling equipment for air and surface contaminants and noise. 
•   Experience working in an industrial setting to address occupational safety and health issues.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health or Safety, or other relevant technical field.

•    8+ years of relevant experience preferred

•    Experience in handling ergonomic issues in industrial, shop, or transportation settings.
•    Experience in working with asbestos.
•    Experience as an expert witness and in giving depositions.
•    Understanding of FRA safety and health regulations and their application in the workplace

Requisition ID:53666
Posting Location(s):Delaware; Maryland; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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