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SAFETY OFFICER

Company:
uniongroup consult
Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Salary:
120000
Posted:
November 18, 2016
Description:

Description

We are looking for a responsible Safety Officer to

facilitate compliance with occupational health and

safety (OSH) 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

-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

REQUIREMENTS

-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

QUALIFICATIONS

-HND/BSc/BA in safety management, engineering or

relevant field is preferred

-Certificate in occupational health and safety.

Applicant's will be given more Orientation after the interview on the company task and selected applicants will be sent a mail or Sms