Senior Officer: Occupational Hygiene

Swakop Uranium - swakopmund, namibia

25 days ago


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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