Environment, health & safety manager

Job Summary

Responsible for the implementation of the Health, Safety and Environment programs, including relevant regulatory compliance, and the requirements of Responsible Care Systems in BASF sites located in Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

BASF - We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

What you can expect

  • This position also provides support and advice in regards to security & crisis management for West Africa. Core responsibilities will include the following:
  • Assisting the BASF West Africa management team with the development & implementation of strategies for the site’s environmental, health & safety to ensure compliance with legal and BASF guidelines
  • Maintaining effective technical functions with specific expertise in the areas of product development/modification, customer
  • Facilitating in the implementation of the BASF Responsible Care Programs including HSE directives, standards and requirements
  • Providing expert advice, judgement and analysis in regulatory compliance and due diligence programs
  • Facilitating all local, regional and global reporting requirements, in ensuring accurate, consistent and reliable data are reported in a timely manner
  • Facilitating in the investigation of all incidents and accidents, together with appropriate preventive and corrective actions in a timely manner
  • Identifying EHS training needs of Ilupeju site personnel and, in conjunction with line managers, ensure all training is completed as necessary
  • Conducting HSE management system reviews internally and externally based on Responsible Care, Transport and Distribution Safety, Process Safety
  • Co-ordinating Occupational Medicine & Health Protection programs, particularly medical examinations, travel medicine, first aid provision and health surveillance on specific hazardous substance exposures
  • Deputize for other HSEQ team members in absences, provide out of hours first response in case of incidents and accidents.  Acts as the local TDS advisor for Transport and Distribution Safety
  • Assisting the Country Cluster Head in all security related topics such as, consultation for Delegates and Travelers

What we expect

  • Tertiary qualification in Science or Technical field
  • Minimum of 4 - 8 years' experience in an EHS position
  • Formal qualification and knowledge of EHS (e.g. OHS Act) Legislation and related SANS codes is desirable
  • Formal qualification in SHEQ systems (SAMTRAC, NEBOSH TQM, etc.) will be advantageous.

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