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A safety officer is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing day-to-day activities that affect the EHS programs. Duties include developing and implementing a safe work environment and performing safety audits in order to prevent injury to workers and reduce liability claims to the employer. Include: · Supporting the development of OHS policies and programs · Advising and instructing on various safety-related topics (noise levels, use of machinery etc.) · Conducting risk assessment and enforcing preventative measures We are looking for a responsible Safety Officer to facilitate compliance with Occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines. You will provide advice on measures to minimize hazards or unhealthy situations. You will also be on a constant lookout for violations. The ideal candidate will be a responsible individual who swears by OSH regulations. Your work will be largely focused on prevention, so you need to be conscientious and farsighted. The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented and ready to act in emergencies. The goal is to establish a safe workplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention to health and safety.
· Support the development of OHS policies and programs · Advise and instruct on various safety-related topics (noise levels, use of machinery etc.) · Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures · Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation · Initiate and organize OHS training of employees and executives · Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using protective equipment) · Oversee installations, maintenance, disposal of substances etc. · Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy · Record and investigate incidents to determine causes and handle worker’s compensation claims · Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management
· BSc/BA in safety management, engineering or relevant field is preferred · Certificate in occupational health and safety · Proven experience as safety officer · In depth knowledge of legislation (e.g. OSHA/EPA) and procedures · Knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices · Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety · Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics
· Proficient in MS Office; Working knowledge of safety management information systems is a plus · Outstanding organizational skills · Diligent with great attention to detail · Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics