Health and Safety Coordinator

February 01, 2022


Role Purpose: 

To be responsible for Performing a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical, and professional work in analysing and administering various components of the environmental, health and safety programs.  Designs a safety program consistent with OSHA requirements that sets up processes to reduce accidents and work-related injuries and assigns safety responsibilities to various employees.  Designs procedures and forms for internal reporting of compliance with safety procedures as well as program violations, curative steps, accidents and injuries and maintains Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and other OSHA forms.  Analyses workforce accidents and injuries to determine where process changes, communication or training needs improvement and may be responsible for developing safety procedures for new company products, services and manufacturers.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinates and conducts work area assessment, surveys, and program evaluations to determine the presence of hazardous conditions, such as noise exposure, chemical exposure, indoor air quality, light levels, confined space, and ventilation in paint booths, workshops etc., and assists other departments with specific training needs by locating and scheduling either inside or outside training activities.
  • Develops fire and safety prevention program, the annual fire extinguisher maintenance program and the annual sprinkler system inspection and test program for healthcare employees, including building evacuation procedures and other nearby areas within the vicinity to be secured in case of fire or any calamitous event.
  • Maintains training records and safety functions and assembles injured staff’s data and organizes maintenance and filing of OSHA and EPA reports and logs, as well as other reports for outside agencies, as may be required
  • Incident Management: investigate incidents related to health and safety, use the incidents as learning opportunities to prevent similar incidents in the future.
  • Monitors and reports any issues related to safety in the immediate work area i.e. frayed or tattered electrical cords, faulty equipment that poses a risk to staff operating it, maintaining a clean uncluttered work area.
  • Conducts or participates in periodic inspections of project/clinic sites and all required healthcare facilities to assist managers, directors and supervisors in environmental, health, and safety compliance.
  • Administers the random and post-accident testing program and maintains accurate records in the administration of these programs and maintains computer database for these policies.
  • Implements and manages environmental management system which includes administering the waste management program and coordinating hazardous and universal waste management activities.
  • Evaluates and demonstrates hazardous conditions and recommends engineering controls, administrative controls, and/or personal protective equipment.
  • Prepares various reports, including charts and graphs, to determine trends and needs for safety, health and environmental purposes. Collects, analyses and maintains data essential for effective safety, health and environmental programs.
  • Practices safe work process and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and for the whole team. Understanding and adhering to emergency preparedness plans/policies.
  • Maintaining Confidentiality with regards to any information exchanged or received in the current capacity of role in accordance with facility policy.
  • Ensure all the policies are updates based on the local regulations and accreditation requirement
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the job.

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Science, Nursing, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health Management or related field preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years full time experience as Safety Officer or equivalent to perform essential functions of     this position..
  • Knowledge of Safety and Environmental concerns associated with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Is able to verbalize and demonstrate understanding of the reporting mechanism (OVR system) for any risk identified in the performance of job duties.
  • Is able to identify appropriate waste procedures for office materials (paper, empty ink cartridges) and equipment as to not pose an environmental contamination risk.
  • Is able to verbalize understanding of safety procedures in the event of an internal or external disaster and the role they will participate in.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of investigation tools and techniques including root cause analysis.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent activities.
  • Problem solving skills with ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Participation in accreditation programs and surveys

Job-Specific Skills:

  1. Excellent command of oral and written English.
  2. Competency in interpersonal communication with physicians, nurses and administrative personnel
  3. Skill in interpreting information and preparing reports and trend analysis.
  4. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  5. Strong ability to analyse reports to identify cases for audit and reviews.
  6. Computer literate and related software applications (Advanced MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)

Behavioural Competencies:

  1. Excellent presentation and analytical skills
  2. Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  3. Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  4. Good decision-making skills
  5. Strong operational thinking skills
  6. Critical Thinking
  7. Conflict Management
  8. Multi-Tasking