Senior Officer: Occupational Hygiene

Swakop Uranium

Swakop Uranium is recruiting a Senior Officer: Occupational Hygiene, to be based in Swakopmund, Namibia.
  • Implement the occupational hygiene and health management plan and ensure compliance with all occupational hygiene requirements as per applicable policies, procedures, regulations and laws
  • 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
  • Grade 12 or current NSSCO with 20 points over 5 subjects
  • Bachelor’s 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
  • This Valid Code B/BE Driver’s License
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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