EnDyna is a woman owned small business based in McLean, Virginia. We are looking for Industrial Hygienist Field Surveyors in this location to conduct baseline, annual, and special environmental health and safety industrial hygiene surveys for Army National Guard (ARNG) facilities.
Field work must be performed by an individual with a minimum of 2 years experience as an industrial hygienist.
This is a contract position, hourly/daily.
Equipment will be provided.
Travel expenses will be included/reimbursed.
A total of five (5) facilities in the Rhode Island area are located in these Zip Codes: 02852, 02818, 02885, and 02886
In each location, the IH Field Surveyor will perform the following activities:
Descriptions of Tasks and Specifications
Evaluation of Processes. Each process evaluation must include a description, local exhaust ventilation system evaluation (if present), noise dosimetry, lighting, indoor air quality, any additional information, interpretation of results, and recommendations for corrective action. Contractor must provide this information whether or not the process is performed during the survey.
Describe the process, the basic tasks, and the area in which it’s located.
Describe the hazards associated with the process.
Report the number of personnel performing each process (on survey date and the total who perform the work), the process duration, and frequency (i.e. times per week/month/year).
List and evaluate any engineering controls associated with the process. Describe administrative controls if in place.
Describe the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the process (if possible). List PPE used and/or available at the facility.
Ventilation system evaluation.
Evaluate the effectiveness of all general and local exhaust ventilation systems, i.e. welding hoods, paint booth, vehicle tailpipe exhaust systems, etc. Evaluate even if ventilation system is not being used during the survey. Note damaged or inoperable systems.
Use smoke candles or smoke tubes to evaluate airflow in paint and abrasive blasting booths and describe pattern of flow in report.
Identify any potential for contamination of clean air sources by contaminated air.
Conduct personal noise dosimetry on employees most likely to be exposed to noise at facilities that have noise producing processes. Dosimeters must be worn and collecting data for a minimum of 75% of the workday. .
Perform dosimetry on at least ten maintenance employees.
Set dosimeters to Army/ACGIH standards (3 dB exchange rate and 85 dBA TWA8) IAW DA PAM 40-501.
Present results for individuals as the TWA8. If there are six or more dosimetry results for a similar exposure group (SEG) calculate the occupational exposure group (OEG) upper threshold level (UTL). See attachment 9 for determination of noise risk assessment codes (RACs). Personal noise dosimetry results will be placed onto a DA form 4700 following the example in attachment 10.
Measure lighting several areas of the facility. Report measurements in footcandles (fc). If task lighting is available such as the work lights used in vehicle maintenance areas, measure illumination in fc and note on report. For example, overall lighting in the aircraft hangar may be insufficient but once task lighting is used, it is now acceptable.
Additional information. Include any other information pertinent to the process.
Interpretation of Results and Further Recommendations. Interpret results of measurements, sampling, and observations. Include an explanation if a process evaluation could not be performed. Recommend repeat or additional evaluation if applicable. Include a recommendation for every finding noted. Risk assessment codes shall be applied to each recommendation (attachment 8).
Physical Condition of Facility and Personnel Concerns.
Note condition and location of damaged paint. Example Finding: Peeling and chipping red paint was noted on all four walls of the drill hall. Example Recommendation: Alert the facilities management office (FMO) of the peeling and damaged paint so that if they have not already done so, they may make arrangements to have the paint tested for lead content and perform remediation if necessary.
Perform a visual inspection for suspected asbestos containing material (ACM). Note the condition, location, and quantity of any ACM and/or suspect ACM. Example Finding: Broken and crumbling 9” X 9” floor tiles encompassing approximately 450 square feet, that are presumed to contain asbestos were noted in the break room and office 101. Example Recommendation: Alert the FMO of the damaged asbestos containing floor tiles so that they may make necessary arrangements for cleaning and remediation of potentially released asbestos fibers.
Note the location and extent of water damage and/or visible mold. Discuss potential source of water incursion.
Determine if there are any indoor air quality concerns through employee interviews. Measure carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, temperature, and relative humidity and note outdoor levels.
Provide an initial ergonomic assessment and note any work practices that require repetitive motions, heavy lifting, standing in place for long periods, and awkward work positions. Recommend adjustments to workstations, the use of appropriate equipment such as carts/dollies and anti-fatigue mats, and other ergonomic improvements if appropriate.
Evaluate housekeeping and hygiene practices pertaining to material storage, handling, and cross contamination into clean administrative areas.
Photographs. Provide photographs, clearly labeled, of damaged or inoperable engineering controls and other deficiencies noted in the report.
Why Work Here?Endyna is a woman-owned small business specializing in engineering, health, safety and environment for the Federal Government. Our main customers are the U.S. Department of Defense followed by the NIH, USAF, EPA, HHS, INTERIOR, LABOR, and TRANSPORTATION.
Great benefits and lots of room to learn.
Rhode Island, RI