Officer, Industrial Hygiene

First Quantum Minerals

Job Description

Overall Job Purpose:

To limit health risks through practical and cost-effective methods, carry out detailed surveys, use specialist equipment to measure hazards and compile reports and data to present to clients.

Specific Job Responsibilities

The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;

  • Conduct hazard monitoring and sample analysis.
  • Manage and maintain equipment registers.
  • Investigate Industrial hygiene concerns in diverse occupations and work environments.
  • Develop, review, update and implement Industrial hygiene related procedures.
  • Provide technical knowledge on Industrial hygiene issues, conduct investigations and make follows-up on recommendations.
  • Conduct regular drug testing, inspections and audits.
  • Implement industrial hygiene programs.
  • Prepare reports based on results inclusive of remedial actions.
  • Follow up on Industrial hygiene actions and ensure effective close-out.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, communicate and control environmental stressors in, or arising from, the work place that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community.
  • Offer advice on Industrial hygiene regulations.
  • Recommend effective and cost-efficiency controls to remedy problems (if any).
  • Control hazards in the workplace.

Key Job Attributes

  • Must possess some analytical skills.
  • Must be safety conscious.
  • Must have a high standard of Industrial hygiene practices.

Experience & Qualifications Required

The Industrial Hygiene Officer will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience (preferably in the mining industry).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Recommends precautions and corrective actions that should be taken in response to identified hazards.
  • Knowledge of occupational exposure breach investigation.
  • Conducting exposure assessments to determine if workers are at risk.
  • Proficiency in Operating any type of microscope.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of Industrial hygiene legislations.
  • Proficiency in drug testing substances.
  • A full Grade 12 / Form (v) school certificate.
  • Degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment or any other related field.
  • Possession of ICertOHTA will be an added advantage.
  • Biomedical practitioner background with valid practicing license will be an added advantage.

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