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Occupational Safety and Health Officer

  • Location:
    EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    HEALTH SAFETY ENVIRONMENT HSE
  • Deadline:
    August 6, 2020
  • Gender:
    Male, Female, Other

THE EASTERN REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

1. JOB TITLE

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH OFFICER

2. DIVISION

  •   SANGRE GRANDE HOSPITAL
  •   ST. ANDREW/ST. DAVID  NARIVA/MAYARO

3. DEPARTMENT

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

4. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

The Occupational Safety & Health Officer will report to the Manager-Occupational Safety and Health with a parallel reporting relationship with the Medical Director at the Hospital and the County Medical Officer of Health at primary care.

5. NATURE & SCOPE

The Occupational Safety & Health Officer is responsible for providing support in establishing and maintaining the highest standards of Occupational Safety & Health in accordance with the ERHA’s policies, procedures and legislative requirements.

6. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Occupational Safety & Health Officer:

  •   Develops, implements, monitors and reviews policies, procedures, standards and best practices to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
  •   Develops strategic plans, business plan and budgets to ensure compliance with safety and health rules and legislation.
  •   Consults in the formation, implementation and operation of the safety and health committee.
  •   Monitors and reviews safe work practices and work environment.
  •   Promotes cultural awareness and personnel responsibility to all employees and contractors inOccupational Safety & Health.
  •   Reviews work and procedures to ensure Occupational Safety & Health involvement is at the appropriatelevel and that all hazards have been correctly addressed and mitigated.
  •   Acts as the day-to-day consultant between management and operation.
  •   Initiate sand carries out Occupational Safety & Health team building activities.
  •   Coordinates and conducts safety audits, inspections, risks and other types of assessments.
  •   Coordinates and conducts safety meetings with employees.
  •   Develops and implements safety and health programmes e.g. training of staff.
  •   Advises and make recommendations to management on Occupational Safety & Health matters, in aneffort to minimize risks to safety and health.
  •   Advises from time to time on the appropriateness of personal protective equipment for all staff.
  •   Conducts or participates in periodic safety and health inspections of equipment and processes.
  •   Makes recommendations to minimize possibilities of illnesses, injuries or losses likely to occur fromidentified potential hazards involving systems, equipment, materials, facilities or processes presently

    used or planned to be used.

  •   Advises the management from time-to-time on the cost effectiveness of compliance with the EasternRegional Health Authority Safety and Health Programmes.
  •   Conducts investigations into incidents and accidents and occupational illness.
  •   Produces and submits reports and other documentation to the Manager, Occupational Safety & Healthand Management Heads.
  •   Maintains the safety and health records in accordance with legal requirements and approved standards.
  •   Observes the ERHA protocols in collaborating with external agencies and authorities when investigatingaccidents and incidents.
  •   Is involve in the Disaster Preparedness process.
  •   Performs any other duties as requested by the appropriate Authority.

7. KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •   Knowledge of Project and Budget Management.
  •   Knowledge of systems and process auditing.
  •   Knowledge of legislation in keeping with the Occupational Safety & Health Act.

 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations

8. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  •   Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety & Health or Environmental Management.
  •   A minimum of three (3) years experience as a Safety Officer.
  •   Level 3 National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)/OccupationalSafety & Health Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) certified.
  •   Any equivalent combination of training and experience.

9. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Clerk/Typist I

10. COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIP

Internal:

  •   Manager-Occupational Safety & Health
  •   Chief Executive Officer
  •   Medical Director
  •   Manager-Hospital Administration
  •   County Medical Officer of Health
  •   Members of the Management Executive Team
  •   Members of the Management Team
  •   Members of the Quality Department
  •   All Heads of Departments/Supervisors
  •   All other staffExternal:
  •   Ministry of Health.
  •   Ministry of Labor
  •   Ministry of Transport
  •   Ministry of Public Administration
  •   Occupational Safety Health Agency
  •   Occupational Safety & Health Agencies
  •   Organization for Disaster Preparedness Management
  •   Other Regional Health Authorities
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