Deadline: 26 Sep 2019.
Date posted: 12 Sep 2019.

Location:Dar es Salaam.


Summary of Role

Occupational Health and Safety Officer will be responsible for the development, implementation, assessment and review of a comprehensive occupational, health and safety management plan which emphasizes safety in the workplace through management and staff involvement in the preparation of safe work practices.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Contributing to the company goal of Best Practice Health and Safety management
  • Coordinating implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Management plan and monitoring compliance with the plan
  • Develop and maintain the organizations OH&S systems by Monitoring and assessing health and safety strategies in accordance with legislative and standards changes and assisting Managers implement new initiatives where required outcomes are not being achieved
  • Developing training programs on health and safety issues including hazard management, accident investigation, manual handling and fire safety in liaison with the Staff Development and Training Coordinator to ensure such activities are incorporated in the Training Master Plan
  • Maintaining a register of accidents and injuries and providing an analysis of these to Health and Safety Committee meetings on a monthly basis, identifying emerging OHS risks in the workplace
  • Providing a consultancy service to Managers to assist in the maintenance of safe work practices
  • Monitoring compliance of OH&S activities throughout the company to ensure ongoing compliance
  • Maintaining a record of training delivered in the Training Register
  • Coordinate research, development and implementation of policies, procedures and work instructions
  • Foster and develop an OH&S Culture across the company
  • Coordination of OH&S audit schedule and reporting of outcomes to Q&S Committee
  • Conducting OH&S system audits to ensure compliance to OH&S system and policies
  • Maintaining audit documentation and records
  • Provision of audit reports to management
  • Review and contribute to Safety policy and procedure
  • Review audit/non audit action requests and determine trends
  • Ensuring workplace inspections compliance
  • Conducting workplace OH&S assessments where risks are identified
  • Contact Officer responsible for assessing and reporting of notifiable occurrence to government authorities
  • Liaise with Claims Administrator and Rehabilitation Coordinator to assist in the safe return to work of injured staff

Major Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environment, or any related field
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar role preferably from Transportation/Logistics or Construction industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act, Regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Knowledge of Hazard Management principles
  • Ability to identify safety issues and prepare a comprehensive plan to achieve goals
  • Ability to work with groups of staff to develop health and safety performance improvement strategies
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to investigate accidents and incidents and make recommendation for preventative action
  • Ability to prepare and present training sessions
  • Ability to use a personal computer
  • Initiative to prepare plans and assist in the implementation of policies to achieve organizational objectives
  • Ability to encourage others
  • Must have strong ability in Ms word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Must be fluent in English and Swahili. French will be an added advantage

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