Safety Officer

The Safety Officer is responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing company’s employee safety at work. He/She ensures that the company is in compliance and adheres to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines. He/She provides safety management, advice, monitoring, and reporting in the workplace, and engages staff in programs that ensure safe practice in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assesses risk and possible safety hazards of all aspects of operations
  • Plans and implements OHS policies and programs
  • Implements and maintains health and safety standards.
  • Assists in carrying out inspections of workplaces and takes necessary action to ensure compliance.
  • Creates analytical reports of safety data
  • Advises and leads employees on various safety-related topics
  • Inspects production equipment and processes to make sure they are safe
  • Orders repairs for unsafe and/or damaged equipment
  • Maintains compliance with all safety regulations.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health and safety or a related field may be preferred
  • Previous work experience as a Safety Officer for more than 5 years
  • Registration as a Health and Safety Officer.
  • Excellent knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices
  • Understanding of federal, state and city safety requirements, including OSHA
  • Experience with writing policies and procedures for health and safety
  • Excellent knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices

Skills needed for this roles

The Safety Officer must have knowledge of the interface between labour and management in the workplace. He/She must also have knowledge and techniques of industrial hygiene. Having a working knowledge of safety management information system and experience with writing policies and procedures for health and safety are also essential for this role,

Career Level

Supervisory

Job Specializations

Facilities and Maintenance