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Occupational Health Safety Officer

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General Overview:

Develops, implements and evaluates policies and programs to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, and assists injured staff through the workers compensation and rehabilitation process.

Tasks Include:

  • develops strategies and procedures to promote safe work practices
  • recommends job redesign strategies and procedures in the event of work-related health problems
  • develops fire and accident prevention procedures, and coordinates evacuation drills
  • promotes the use of ergonomic furniture and equipment to minimise exposure to work-related injuries
  • inspects and assesses industrial machinery and equipment and chemical hazards, arranging repair or replacement as needed
  • organises training for members of occupational health and safety committees, fire wardens and first aid officers, and coordinates health and safety education programs
  • liaises with health professionals to incorporate expert advice into accident prevention, health promotion and rehabilitation practices
  • investigates causes of accidents and recommends actions to reduce risk of recurrence
  • maintains accident statistics and fulfills workers compensation reporting requirements
  • advises and assists injured staff on recuperative and rehabilitation activities
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