Environmental and occupational health and hygiene professionals

Role Responsibilities

  • Developing, implementing and reviewing programs and policies to minimize potential environmental and occupational risks to health and safety
  • Preparing and implementing plans and strategies for the safe, economic and suitable disposal of commercial, industrial, medical and household wastes
  • Implementing prevention programs and strategies for communicable diseases, food safety, waste water treatment and disposal systems, recreation and domestic water quality, contaminated and hazardous substances
  • Identifying, reporting and documenting hazards, and assessing and controlling risks in the environment and workplace and advising on compliance with relevant law and regulations
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring programs to minimize workplace and environmental pollution involving chemical, physical and biological hazards
  • Advising on methods to prevent, eliminate, control, or reduce the exposure of workers, students, the public and the environment to radiological and other hazards
  • Promoting ergonomic principles within the workplace such as matching furniture, equipment and work activities to the needs of employees
  • Providing education, information, training, and advice to persons at all levels on aspects of occupational hygiene and environmental health
  • Recording and investigating injuries and equipment damage, and reporting safety performance
  • Coordinating arrangements for the compensation, rehabilitation and return to work of injured workers

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    Skill level

    Highly skilled