Intern, Industrial Hygienist - Safety
Homewood, IL 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

At CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you're part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely-helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!

Job Summary

The Intern, Industrial Hygienist - Safety is responsible for understanding the techniques used in the industrial hygiene in order to collect and evaluate data, as well as apply regulatory and professional standards to protect the employees and the community. The role is initially performed side by side with the Manager, Industrial Hygiene to collect air and noise samples among Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical operations. After an initial orientation, the incumbent works independently and provides daily or weekly reports on the progress and the challenges incurred.

Major ResponsibilitiesEvaluate Occupational Noise Exposures on CN Locomotives to Develop a Hearing Conservation Program for Transportation as per Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) standards
  • Perform noise monitoring on locomotive train runs (locals and through freights) on a variety of CN locomotive models
  • Perform noise monitoring on various railroad humps and rail car switching operations
  • Communicate the results as required by the FRA
  • Review employee hearing protection measures to determine effectiveness
  • Determine compliance with FRA noise standards
  • Evaluate record retention
Evaluate Employee Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica and Hearing Conservation programs to Ensure Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
  • Perform air and noise monitoring on four-production tie and surfacing gangs
  • Communicate the results
  • Review the protective measures for effectiveness
  • Determine compliance with OSHA silica and noise standards
  • Evaluate record retention
Evaluate CN's compliance with OSHA Hazard Communication program
  • Perform spot inspections of hazardous materials inventories, and update as appropriate
  • Determine if the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are available in the system and update them accordingly
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working towards a Bachelor's Degree in an Occupational Safety and Health Field or an allied health or science (biology, chemistry, physics) (minimum 3 years completed). Working towards a Master's Degree in an Occupational Safety and Health field is preferred.

*Any experience/education/skills/knowledge for these above would be considered as an asset

About CN

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada's Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.


CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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