Senior Officer: Occupational Hygiene

Swakop Uranium - swakopmund, namibia

25 days ago

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Implement the occupational hygiene and health management plan and ensure compliance with all occupational hygiene requirements as per applicable policies, procedures, regulations and laws.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Conduct risk assessments and develop and implement standard operating procedures and control measures to prevent and/or mitigate occupational health and hygiene risks.
  • Draft the risk based hygiene monitoring program.
  • Identify, investigate and evaluate harmful conditions and potential hazards at the work place, and provide assistance and advise on corrective measures.
  • Enforce compliance to applicable legislation, regulations and defectiveness.
  • Advise and consult with line management, employees and contractors on health practices and monitoring.
  • Conduct Occupational Hygiene communication, training and awareness programmes.
  • Coordinate Occupational Hygiene reporting, sample and data analysis.
  • Draft man-job-specifications and advise line management on the requirements.
  • Implementation of the Medical Surveillance programme and Fitness to work.
  • Stop work where hazards are identified that are immediately detrimental to the health of employees.
  • Follow through to ensure that health hazards have been addressed and eliminated or minimized as far as reasonably practical.
  • Initiate and maintain improved work practices and programs.
  • Ensure applicable methodologies and procedures are adhered to and applicable instruments used.
  • Coordinate the risk based Occupational Hygiene Monitoring Programme, addressing all applicable stressors.
  • Use monitoring data as a foundation for sound Occupational Health decisions and apply an appropriate level of technical knowledge in the management of Health risks.
  • Initiate and implement projects that improve and rectify work practices, should trends be unfavorable or indicate non-performances.

Requirements and experience:

  • Grade 12 or current NSSCO with 20 points over 5 subjects.
  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Health/Hygiene/Environmental Health.
  • 5 years experience in Occupational Health/Hygiene/Environmental Health.
  • Registration as a Technologist or Hygienist with the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) will be added advantage.
  • Registration with Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA) will be an added advantage.
  • Valid Code B/BE Drivers License

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