Industrial Hygienists are health protection professionals with accredited qualifications. Their function involves anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling risks associated with workplace health hazards to support management of Motiva’s Port Arthur Refinery through both individual contributor and leadership responsibilities.
This position is accountable for overseeing and coordinating site industrial hygiene programs. The position works closely with safety, environmental and other health discipline roles and understands Motiva’s requirements to creating and maintaining a workplace which is compliant with all local, state and federal regulations, and continually striving for improvement with an ultimate goal of achieving industry best practice. The role will provide advice on professional, regulatory and/or company standards, exposure limits, and professional judgment regarding the adequacy of workplace controls. Additional responsibilities include overseeing certain field initiatives in Health and Safety, Emergency Response, and Turnaround Safety to ensure programs continue to be effective and compliant.
The ideal candidate will have strong technical background in the oil and gas industry, excellent project management skills, the innate ability to analyze and evaluate data to direct and/or produce required documentation and submittals as well as the ability to work and communicate across all levels of the organization.
The position will supervise 1-3 Motiva personnel and 3-6 contractors.
Provide technical expertise and timely information to line management on the on-going performance of work-related health risk management programs, survey/sampling outcomes. This includes communications with contractor HSSE management when applicable.
Assess work-related health risks associated with chemical, physical, biological and radiological hazards and advise line management on suitable risk prevention or control measures.
Provide advice to line management on strategic decisions associated with new and evolving federal, state or local legislation and/or Company/industry standards and practices.
Provide appropriate professional response to health-related incidents and support and advise on health-related incident investigations.
Coordinate integration of industrial hygiene services into site/business emergency response and crisis management plans. Test IH-related scenarios within the site/business emergency drills and exercises.
Provide industrial hygiene support and direction to employees, line management, HR, Legal, and HSSE professionals.
Interpret industrial hygiene risk prioritization and apply rational and balanced needs against budgetary demands.
Provide direction and guidance to contractors regarding their requirements related to industrial hygiene.
Act as Single Point of Accountability (SPA) for Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) activities.
Support product stewardship activities as SPA for SiteHawk SDS system, working with provider on upgrades, functionality, GHS, New Chemical Evaluation (NCE) administration via SiteHawk, and related issues.
Participate in industrial hygiene compliance verification and audit activities at site.
Maintain competency with proper sampling methodology and media. Maintain proficiency with calibration and maintenance of industrial hygiene equipment.
Advise and support the priorities of the Industrial Hygiene Monitoring Plan. Perform and/or oversee the execution of the plan.
Develop and/or review industrial hygiene policies & processes to support compliance with health and safety regulations, and conformance with Motiva requirements.
Write and issue Industrial Hygiene reports describing sampling methods, comparing results to standards, and make appropriate recommendations applying the hierarchy of controls based on interpretation of the results.
Maintain appropriate and accurate records within ethical and data protection boundaries.
Foster a culture of open, continuous learning and sharing from all HSSE incidents, near misses and opportunities.
Develop and deliver training on IH-related subjects.
Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, health & safety, natural science, chemistry, engineering, or related technical discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
Preferred: Professional accreditation/certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) or certification recognized by IOHA, the International Occupational Hygiene Association.
Industrial hygienist qualified to a recognized standard with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in the discipline of industrial hygiene, with 10+ years preferred.
Preferred 5+ years’ experience in the oil and gas/petrochemical industry.
Experience in directing businesses in good practices managing occupational health risks, employee health and wellness programs, occupational health risk management, and building business cases for health and safety programs
Experience in managing health, safety, welfare regulations; as they apply to the workplace. Possesses working knowledge of oil and gas operations and industry standards, processes, and priorities relating to industrial hygiene management in the work context.
Individual accountability and self-direction
Listens and communicates with clarity and simplicity
Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
Experience with industrial hygiene/HSSE databases
Excellent analytical skills
Recognizes functional excellence
Makes pragmatic decisions
Ability to work and influence diverse teams
Ability to manage competing priorities across multiple stakeholders
Upholds the ethical framework governing industrial hygiene & occupational health practice - observes medical confidentiality, maintenance of health, medical records and protection of health and IH data.
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Our legacy of delivering high-quality products traces back more than 100 years with our Port Arthur Refinery. Today, it is North America’s largest, boasting a crude capacity of 600,000 barrels a day.
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