HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER NEEDED BY MILLARD FULLER FOUNDATION

Millard Fuller Foundation – A housing organisation with international affiliation, based in Masaka (near Abuja), is currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidates to fill the following graduate and experienced positions below:

Job Title: Health & Safety Officer

Job Brief
  • We are looking for a responsible Safety Officer to facilitate compliance with occupational health and safety (OSH) guidelines.
  • You will provide advice on measures to minimize hazards or unhealthy situations on all our construction sites and throughout the office environment. You will also be on a constant lookout for violations.
  • The ideal candidate will be a responsible individual who swears by OSH regulations. Your work will be largely focused on prevention so you need to be conscientious and far-sighted. The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented and ready to act in emergencies.
  • The goal is to establish a safe workplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention to health and safety.
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 measures
  • Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation
  • Initiate and organize OHS training of employees and executives
  • Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using protective equipment)
  • Oversee construction sites, maintenance, disposal of substances etc.
  • Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy
  • Record and investigate incidents to determine causes
  • Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management
Requirements
  • Proven experience as safety officer
  • In depth knowledge of local & international legislation (e.g. OSHA/EPA/FEPA) and procedures
  • Knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices
  • Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety
  • Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics
  • Proficient in MS Office; Working knowledge of safety management information systems is a plus
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Diligent with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics
  • BSc/BA in safety management, engineering or relevant field is preferred
  • Certificate in occupational health and safety
Job location
Abuja

Application Closing Date
23 December, 2016

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and cover letters to: [email protected] use the Job title as the subject of your email.
Note
  • Kindly state your current salary.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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