International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Occupational Safety Professional/ Industrial Hygienist
(Entry Level)
Safety & Health Department

Based in Washington, DC


POSITION: Occupational Safety Professional/ Industrial Hygienist (Entry Level-Starting Salary $81,000)
HOURS: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Washington, DC

The Teamsters is America's most diverse union, representing working people in 21 different industrial sectors. Our diversity is our strength, and our influence is far-reaching, join our team to make a difference in workers’ lives across North America. The Teamsters Safety and Health Department provides comprehensive worker training opportunities, occupational safety and health support, and regulatory support to our rank-and-file membership, local union affiliates, IBT Trade Divisions, Conferences, and Teamster Departments. Learn more at www.teamstersafety.org

We are seeking a highly motivated Industrial Hygienist in comprehensive practice to provide technical and regulatory health and safety support to Teamster members and affiliates. The position reports to the IBT Safety and Health Department Deputy Director

Specific duties include:

  • Conduct workshops, seminars, and meetings on occupational safety and health topics for Teamster membership.
  • Draft comments and testimony on safety and health-related technical, regulatory, and policy issues
  • As a subject matter expert, respond to requests for information from various trade divisions regarding environmental and occupational safety and health issues as assigned
  • Provide technical assistance, verbally and in writing, to IBT and local union administration on environmental and occupational safety and health issues
  • Conduct comprehensive and focused industrial hygiene/safety surveys and inspections at affiliates’ request and write reports detailing the results
  • Participate in and represent the Teamsters at meeting with OSHA, NIOSH, DOT, and other federal and state agencies


  • Minimum of three years’ experience in Occupational Health and Safety/Industrial Hygiene and/or transportation safety
  • Knowledge of Federal and State regulations on occupational safety and health
  • Can create and develop communication materials and work products relevant to the audience
  • Possess excellent public speaking, writing, organizational, and communication skills
  • Able to travel up to 20% (including some weekends)
  • Knowledge of common IH sampling equipment
  • Ability to use various technical computer software packages
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Bilingual (Spanish) speakers or technical writers strongly encouraged to apply

Positive Education Requirements:

  • Masters of Science in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Engineering, or related field
  • CIH/CSP or equivalent, or eligibility to obtain professional certification in occupational safety and health

The IBT offers a generous total compensation package, including a 100% employer-paid health & welfare plan, a pension plan, optional 401(k) participation, FICA reimbursement, and vacation & sick leave plan

How to Apply:
Send résumé and cover letter to Falon Patterson- Email: fpatterson@teamster.org Re: Industrial Hygiene- Applicant

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