Occupational Health and Safety Officer - Hospital in Iraq


General Information


Company:
Confidential
Job Type:
Health Care/ Pharmaceutical
Location:
Iraq
Date Posted:
Nov 24, 2021
Salary:
Unspecified
Employee Type:
Full-Time Employee
Gender:
Both

Description


For a new hospital in Iraq:

Job Title: Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Job Location: Iraq

Job Brief: The hospital is looking for a dedicated occupational health and safety officer to join its team. The goal of an Occupational Health and Safety Officer is to establish a safe workplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention to health and safety

Job 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

Job Specifications
• Proven experience as safety officer
• BSc/BA in safety management, or relevant field
• 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
• Certificate in occupational health and safety

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