Job Summary

A Safety officer evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks in the workplace. He/She inspects sites to ensure compliance with workplace safety regulations and those for the handling and storage of hazardous substances.

  • Minimum Qualification: OND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description

  • Inspects the site to ensure it is a hazard-free environment.
  • Conducts toolbox meetings
  • Is part of the project safety council and leads all efforts to enhance safety
  • The safety officer reviews and approves all subcontractors safety plans
  • Verifies that injury logs and reports are completed and submitted to related government agencies
  • Verifies that all tools and equipment are adequate and safe for use.
  • Promotes safe practices at the job site.
  • Enforces safety guidelines.
  • Trains and carries out drills and exercises on how to manage emergency situations.
  • Conducts investigations of all accidents and near-misses.
  • Reports to concerned authorities as requested or mandated by regulations.
  • Conducts job hazard analyses.
  • Establishes safety standards and policies as needed.
  • Performs emergency response drills.
  • Watches out for the safety of all workers and works to protect them from entering hazardous situations.
  • Responds to employees’ safety concerns.
  • Coordinates registration and removal of hazardous waste.
  • Serves as the link between state and local agencies and contractors.
  • Receives reports from and responds to orders issued by Department of Labor inspectors.
  • Arranges for OSHA mandated testing and/or evaluations of the workplace by external agencies / consultants.

Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Observation skills (attention to detail)
  • Tactfulness.
  • Sense of responsibility.
  • Physical ability to do the work.

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