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Overview

Occupational Health and Safety Advisers develop, implement and evaluate risk management policies and programs, train employees in occupational health and safety procedures, monitor and audit the workplace, and record and investigate incidents to ensure safe and healthy working conditions.

Day-to-day

  • controls hazards and risks in the workplace
  • develops, implements and monitors programmes minimising workplace and environmental pollution involving chemical and physical hazards
  • promotes ergonomic principles within the workplace such as matching furniture, equipment and work activities to the needs of employees
  • inspects and audits workplaces, processes, plant, and chemical and physical hazards for legislative compliance
  • trains employees in personal protective equipment and safe working procedures
  • records and investigates injuries and equipment damage, and reports safety performance
  • co-ordinates the return of injured workers into the workplace.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become an Occupational Health and Safety Adviser

Skills employers are looking for

  • Workplace Health and Safety

  • Communication Skills

  • Occupational Health and Safety

  • Building Relationships

  • Planning

  • First Aid

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