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Safety Officer

Company:
Kreagle Consulting
Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Salary:
125,000 - 250,000
Posted:
October 25, 2020

Description:

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.

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

- BSc/BA in safety management, engineering or relevant field is preferred

- Certificate in occupational health and safety

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