ANZSCO 251312: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISER
Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 251 - Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals | Unit Group: 2513 - Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals
Description: Develops, implements and evaluates risk management policies and programs, trains employees in occupational health and safety procedures, monitors and audits the workplace, and records and investigates incidents to ensure safe and healthy working conditions.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
Workplace Rehabilitation Officer
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 2513: OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Description: Develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor environmental health and occupational health and safety and related legislation to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, and assist injured staff through the workers' compensation and rehabilitation process.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.
developing, implementing and reviewing environmental health management plans and occupational health and safety plans
preparing and implementing plans and strategies for the safe, economic and suitable disposal of commercial, industrial, medical and household wastes
advising on and enforcing legislation, 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, and minimising air, sea, water and noise pollution to improve health outcomes
identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks in the workplace
developing, implementing and monitoring programs minimising workplace and environmental pollution involving chemical and physical hazards
promoting ergonomic principles within the workplace such as matching furniture, equipment and work activities to the needs of employees
inspecting and auditing workplaces, processes, plant, and chemical and physical hazards for legislative compliance
training employees in personal protective equipment and safe working procedures
recording and investigating injuries and equipment damage, and reporting safety performance
coordinating the return of injured workers into the workplace