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Industrial Hygienist

Company:
Entourage Consulting LLC
Location:
Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, 83648, United States
Posted:
June 26, 2017
Description:

Company Description

Entourage Consulting supports the US government. We provide comprehensive civilian staffing solutions to contract and procurement offices of US Government installations around the world. With our Headquarters in San Antonio, TX and our APAC office in Tokyo, Japan we effectively help the U.S. government with contract staff augmentation and locum services of civilian professionals. Entourage is a veteran owned fully licensed total service Provider with more than 40 years’ experience working with the US military and government.

Description of Services

Successful candidate shall provide personnel possessing the skills, knowledge, abilities, and training to

satisfactorily perform the Bioenvironmental Engineering service requirements included in this PWS. Contractor personnel performing work in support of medical services shall be fully trained in all aspects of the work to be performed. Private sector personnel performing work under this PWS shall remain employees of the Contractor and shall not be considered employees of the government.

General Scope of Work

• The Bioenvironmental Engineer (BE) will perform Bioenvironmental Engineering activities in the fields of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health (OH), and radiological health, to ensure healthy working conditions are maintained and that the environment is not adversely affected by USAF operations.

• Furnish all supplies, equipment, facilities and services required to perform work under this contract that are not listed under Part 3 of this PWS.

• Have access to BE surveillance and monitoring equipment. The contractor shall be responsible for the repair and or replacement of any broken BE equipment caused by neglect or misuse.

Specific Tasks

• Basic Services. The contractor shall provide the following services for Bioenvironmental Engineering.

• Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene: The contractor will review OH programs for compliance with Federal, and AF instructions and regulations.

• Plan and review evaluations of workplace operations involving potentially hazardous conditions that may affect employee health.

• Coordinate and review routine and special assessments of industrial work centers to identify and quantify potential IH/OH hazards to include, but not limited to, Aircraft Maintenance, Civil Engineering, and other agencies on or supported by Mountain Home AFB.

• Assess work center operations for potential chemical, physical, and biological hazards, to include, but not limited to, inhalation or skin contact with vapors, mists, gases, and dusts; and from physical hazards such as noise, heat, excessive pressures, radio-frequency radiation and ionizing/non-ionizing radiation.

• Collect necessary measurements and samples using survey instrumentation to evaluate exposures and determine compliance with established exposure standards.

• Utilized survey equipment includes, but is not limited to, sound-level meter, air sampling equipment, radiation measuring devices, and air velocity meters.

• Review and provide quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) on all IH air sampling, determine appropriate sampling methods, complete air sampling calculations, and conduct health risk assessments based on the occupational hazard.

• Review and provide QA/QC on ventilation system assessments including the required calculations to document industrial ventilation systems are operating properly to control potential industrial work place health risk exposures.

• Review and provide QA/QC on noise surveys/dosimetry to determine occupational health risk exposures, including all calculations and required documentation.

• Review and recommend appropriate respirator selection to ensure proper health risk assessments based upon the occupational hazard.

• Review and provide QA/QC on confined space assessments to ensure health risk assessments are based on occupational hazards.

• Review and provide QA/QC on all IH casefiles, ensure data has been correctly entered into DOEHRS, determine appropriate forms are being utilized, all chemicals used within the workplace have been completely evaluated, and all recommended personnel protective equipment adequately controls the hazards.

• Advise workplace supervisors on control measures and recommend changes in work procedures necessary to protect worker health and comply with Federal regulations including personnel protective equipment, administrative controls and engineering controls.

• Develop and maintain electronic work center case files, records of survey, and laboratory analysis results in support of DoD, USAF, and OSHA regulations. The contractor will enter collected data into the most current DOEHRS and other data bases used by the Mountain Home AFB BE Flight/43E/4BO career fields.

• Maintain, calibrate, and use technical IH/OH and environmental (OH&E) sampling equipment. The contractor will prepare and employ equipment such as, but not limited to, sound level meters, noise dosimeters, high volume air sampling pumps, impingers, PH meters, etc., in sampling and measurement of OH&E hazards. The contractor will evaluate limitations of newly acquired equipment predicting optimal operational characteristics and troubleshoot malfunctions for OH&E operations.

• Perform technical reviews of correspondence to ensure compliance with OSHA, US Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Department of Transportation Code of Federal Regulations, Florida Department of Public Health and other regulatory agencies. The contractor will ensure correspondence is well substantiated, clearly outlined, and explained in easy to understand terminology.

• Assist in the administration of the day-to-day activities of the BE flight through close review of external office correspondence and presentations to various working groups.

• Radiation Safety: The contractor will review and provide QA/QC on radiation swipe tests, area surveys, and monitoring to ensure health risk assessments based on the occupational hazard. Contractor must be able to conduct required calculations to document survey information.

• Provide monthly status updates of the installation radiation protection program to the BE Flight Commander.

• Perform duties in radiological health.

• Survey facilities, equipment, materials, and operations for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to ensure compliance with environmental, safety and health standards and licensing or permit requirements.

• Help maintain radioactive materials licenses and permits.

• Monitor radioactive materials, storage, and shipments.

• Assist the base Radiation Safety Officer and base activities in implementing radiation protection programs and correcting deficiencies.

• Help conduct surveys of ground and airborne radar, lasers and others non-ionizing radiation sources.

• Analyze data obtained from radiological surveys and evaluations to identify adverse health trends.

• Recommend approaches to control occupational health hazards found in industrial, construction, engineering, environmental operations, and planned acquisitions of ionizing, non-ionizing, Electro Magnetic Frequency, or laser emitting radiological containing materials or devices.

• Prepare detailed reports outlining survey and evaluation results for command-level personnel and Federal regulatory agencies.

• Provide instruction and training to employees on all aspects of ionizing and nonionizing radiation safety.

• Educate employees regarding workplace radiation hazards; provide specific training based on the results of radiation investigations or surveys.

• Manage the Mountain Home AFB radiation health protection program and the installation industrial radiation dosimetry program in coordination with the Installation RSO.

• Comply with Federal, state, and local regulations regarding the receipt, storage, handling and transportation of radioactive materials.

• Author and review base policy for receipt, storage, handling and transportation of radioactive materials, including contractor usage of the same.

• Prepare, review, and certify all required radiative material shipping documentation.

• Survey inventories and properly label radioactive materials being shipped.

• Identify radioactive material designated for disposal and coordinate proper disposal procedures.

• Maintain all radioactive material shipping and disposal records.

• CBRN Advisor: The contractor will provide consultation on response to incidents involving possible Chemical, Biological, Radiological and/or Nuclear (CBRN) contamination.

• Required to personally record hours worked in the Defense Medical Human Resource System – internet (DMHRSi) system as required by the MTF.

• Participate in emergency preparedness plans (drills and actual emergencies) within the MTF as scheduled by the MTF. Contracted employees will be required to provide contact information to the government supervisor upon commencement of services as part of a recall list in advance of an actual emergency. If an emergency occurs, the government supervisor will contact the contracted employee’s with shift and reporting instructions.

Experience/Knowledge

• Knowledge of BE instructions, policies, procedures and standards related to industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health (OH), and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation is required. Knowledge of BE work practices, policies, procedures and standards related to IH, OH, and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation is similarly required.

• Must have at least 10 years of experience in the Industrial Hygiene Field, preferably as a DoD Bioenvironmental Engineering officer, or 4 years of experience as a Certified Industrial Hygienist within the last 15 years.

• Ability to use computer systems, standard Microsoft Office software, the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System (DOEHRS), and the United States Air Force (USAF) Radioactive Materials Management Information Systems (RAMMIS.).

• General office administrative and clerical skills to perform receptionist duties and answer telephones.

• Ability to organize and manage various time-dependent tasks and requirements.

• Knowledge in the following areas is required: basic and applied mathematics, basic chemistry, physics and computer usage, IH, community environmental surveillance, OH, radiological health, environmental protection, medical administration, BE aspects of medical readiness, written and oral communication, and basic office administrative and clerical skills to perform receptionist duties including answering telephones.

• Must possess normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards.

• Must be able to lift 40 pounds. Requirements may include prolonged walking, standing, sitting or bending

• Highly desirable to have certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

• Highly desirable to have certification as a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and/or Laser Safety Officer (LSO) under the DoD, USAFSAM, or civilian equivalent certifying institutions.

• Highly desirable to have HAZMAT certification.

Education/Certifications:

• Must possess a Batchelors’ degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology.