Key Duties and 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 measure;
• Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation;
• Initiate and organize OHS training for 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; and
• Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to management.
Education and Experience
To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must possess the following key requirements;
• Diploma in Safety Management, Engineering from an institution recognized in Kenya or relevant field is preferred;
• Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS);
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in handling OHS as a Safety OfficerII or in a comparable and relevant position;
• 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;
• Working knowledge of safety management information systems; and;
• Knowledge of data analysis and trending and reporting statistics;
• Outstanding communication (speaking and writing), interpersonal, organizational, language and computer skills.
• Excellent leadership, strategic thinking, and planning skills.
• Must thrive when working under deadlines, have strong project, time, and budget management skills, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail.
• Edit reports, research and business proposals, articles and proposals for clarity, messaging, readability, ease of comprehension, and consistency for spelling, typographical, and grammatical errors and conceptualize graphics that drive or support the written material