Safety, Health And Environmental Officer in Lagos, Nigeria

at MAVAS NIGERIA LIMITED

Industry
Healthcare / Medical
Specialization
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female
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Job Description

Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced;

  • Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards;
  • Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented;
  • Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation;
  • Preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policy;
  • leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks;
  • Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest improvements;
  • Recording of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers;
  • being up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry;
  • Attending Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and reading professional journals;
  • Producing management reports, newsletters and bulletins;
  • ensuring the safe installation of equipment;
  • Managing and organising the safe disposal of hazardous substances, e.g. asbestos;
  • Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.

Responsibilities

Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced;

  • Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards;
  • Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented;
  • Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation;
  • Preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policy;
  • leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks;
  • Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest improvements;
  • Recording of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers;
  • being up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry;
  • Attending Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and reading professional journals;
  • Producing management reports, newsletters and bulletins;
  • ensuring the safe installation of equipment;
  • Managing and organising the safe disposal of hazardous substances, e.g. asbestos;
  • Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.

Requirements

  • Environmental manager positions typically require a bachelor's degree. Depending on your specific title, you may pursue a major in environmental science, geology, biology or occupational health. Coursework typically examines risk management, hazardous material control, environmental science and conservation, ecology and pollution.
  • While most environmental manager positions require a bachelor's degree, you might increase your employment chances if you earn a master's degree in a related field. Master's degrees can usually be completed in 1-2 years and culminate in either a thesis or a comprehensive exam.
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