Corporate Industrial Hygienist 28217
Genzyme - Framingham, MA

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Corporate Industrial Hygienist




Provides senior level industrial hygiene (IH) expertise and services to all Genzyme sites, worldwide to help ensure that effective anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards at the sites is achieved, in order to provide a safe and healthful workplace for Genzyme employees. Integral member of Global Industrial Hygiene (GIH) , a corporate Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) function at Genzyme Corporation which provides support and services worldwide for Industrial Hygiene, Pharmaceutical Materials Management, SDS Management, and Hazard Communication program elements to ensure compliance with regulatory and internal requirements.

Develops and implements global industrial hygiene standards, guidelines, forms, and templates.

Provides consultation to sites to support the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the industrial hygiene program elements through site-specific industrial hygiene strategies.

Assists sites with their IH needs assessments and employee exposure monitoring programs.

Interfaces with corporate and/or site management to support site OH&S personnel.

Serves as a resource to sites as situations arise that require senior level IH expertise.

Develops and implements service plans by site and business units for industrial hygiene support.

Visits sites periodically to support site-specific IH needs, such as IH strategies (e.g., air monitoring, noise monitoring, indoor air quality measurements); development of service plans by site and business units for strategic planning; engineering control (e.g., local exhaust ventilation) selection and verification; surrogate sampling preplanning and execution; and special projects.

Provides industrial hygiene support to the Project Management, Engineering Services, Facilities, and Quality functions, at both the corporate and site levels, and serves on project teams, as needed.

Facilitates Bimonthly IH Discussion Group, a worldwide Genzyme OH&S staff meeting to collaborate on IH issues, and serve as an open forum to share information and facilitate communication.

Prepares and provides training to OH&S staff and other stakeholders on specific industrial hygiene topics (IAQ, Fundamentals of IH (3-day comprehensive course), local exhaust ventilation, engineering controls, surrogate sampling, hazardous chemicals, noise, respiratory protection, etc.).

Mentors site H&S staff to increase IH skills and expertise and provides senior level review of exposure monitoring strategies, results interpretation, employee notifications, report preparation, and solution options to ensure defensible execution and documentation.

Establishes and maintains global IH database.

Represents Global Industrial Hygiene and Corporate OH&S as subject-matter-expert to various global and site project teams. Consults with stakeholders and disseminates information to affected stakeholders to ensure proactive and productive involvement.

Assists with response to regulator information requests, as needed and requested.

Expert at anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace health hazards, particularly chemical and physical hazards.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including policies, procedures, and training experience. Able to present hazard information in a clear and concise manner.

Strong facilitation skills in working with teams to build understanding, commitment, and alignment.

Excellent organizational and documentation skills, including close attention to details.

Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills. Able to meet changing deadlines and priorities.

Strong project implementation skills. Able to provide quick turnaround on projects while managing competing or rapidly changing priorities.

Able to build and maintain collaborative working relationships across multifunctional teams at all levels, and not only identify requirements but offer effective solution options.

Track record of effective interactions and communication with global clients, ensuring understanding and implementation of program elements.

Customer service focused with strong interpersonal skills


Basic Qualifications:
MS in Public Health or Environmental Health Sciences, with concentration in industrial hygiene. BS in science or engineering.

American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), in comprehensive practice, preferred.

Expertise in engineering controls, especially local exhaust ventilation, to reduce occupational exposures to hazardous materials.

At least 7-10 years of diverse industrial experience as a CIH.



Health and Safety

Primary Location


United States-Massachusetts-Framingham

Job Posting


Feb 29, 2012



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