Industrial Hygienist/Safety Specialist

The ALTANA Group develops and manufactures high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products. With us, you can help shape many important details of the world of the future. Our four divisions BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA have set worldwide standards in their markets. Our innovative products enable companies to develop technologies of the future today, technologies that make life easier, safer, and more comfortable. With sales of more than 2.2 billion euros, we are one of the world‘s most innovative, fastest-growing, and most profitable chemical companies. We currently employ about 6,500 people who have good ideas for the world of the future. Discover your decisive plus for your future. Bringing you many advantages.

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Around the world, the additives of BYK ensure that coatings and plastics obtain precisely the desired properties and the correct quality.

Industrial Hygienist/Safety Specialist

Your task structure


Responsible for ensuring company compliance with federal and state safety and health laws. Develops and implements safety programs, employee training, and conducts hazard assessments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understanding of US OSHA and state laws and regulations addressing workplace safety and the impact to the company
  • Ability to perform Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) as needed
  • Understanding of hazards associated with site activities and production related processes and how to control the hazards
  • Ability to complete a comprehensive “safety and health review” of chemicals on-site
  • Knowledge of instrumentation used to quantitatively assess hazards
  • Understanding of what information is confidential and maintaining it as such
  • Emergency response protocol
  • Understanding of Chemistry to evaluate and make recommendations pertaining to PPE usage and conditions within a PSM chemical facility
  • Developing and presenting training
  • Maintaining records as needed
  • Maintenance of department procedures for this position
  • Must successfully complete RCRA training according to job function and the regulations
  • Must successfully complete DOT/IATA training                
  • Participate in emergency response as defined in the program

Essential Functions:

  • Determining compliance needs and implementing objectives through effective written programs, procedures and policies
  • Developing effective auditing programs
  • Communicate compliance objectives through training or other means
  • Capable of developing creative training materials and delivering a clear and concise presentation
  • Maintaining training records and programs in a current, organized manner
  • Maintaining current programs/procedures/guidelines
  • Keeping abreast of new safety and health laws, regulations and other developments impacting the safety and health of employees
  • Selecting proper safety and health controls for on-site activities (e.g., PPE, ventilation)
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other departments members, inspectors or consultants
  • Participate on the safety committee
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks (time management and planning)
  • Review incidents and near misses and provide recommendations as needed
  • Capable of problem solving and decision making
  • Evaluate conditions and materials to make PPE recommendations for handling
  • Capable of wearing an SCBA

Your recipe for success


  • Bachelor of Science (emphasis in safety & health, chemistry, or biology)
  • Expertise in Occupational Health and Safety and Industrial Hygiene
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • High degree of creativity and initiative
  • Be an effective trainer and be comfortable in front of large groups
  • Mature, flexible, cooperative work attitude
  • Experience with behavior based safety a plus
  • PSM experience a plus

Your spectrum of advantages

In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. 

We invite you to get to know us better and to become part of our team. Discover your career plus in specialty chemistry. Please send us your application, preferably via our jobmarket

ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job number: US00440

Legal entity: BYK USA Inc.

Location: Wallingford, CT

Area of operations: Environmental Health & Safety