Jun 22, 2020

Occupational Health Nurse

  • Sappi
  • Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Full time Education Nurse

Job Description


Sappi Southern Africa Limited - Sappi Forests is seeking a suitably qualified candidate to ensure the maintenance of a healthy workforce, to establish support functions that aim to improve employee health, safety and productivity, and to implement systems that ensure compliance with relevant legislation in an Agricultural / Rural environment.


Targeted employee health monitoring and effective remedial actions to correct deviations.
Compliance with legal requirements regarding occupational health and safety.
Elimination or control of occupational and environmental hazards by continuous identification, assessment and the implementation of preventative/corrective actions.
Identification and management of adverse health effects arising from workplace conditions (including management of work-related injuries and illness, rehabilitation, reintegration and compensation where applicable).
Ensuring appropriate staff deployment, in accordance with the risks to which employees may be exposed, and the inherent requirements of the positions to which they are assigned.
Education and training of employees in accordance with the risks to which they may be exposed, and the inherent requirements of the positions to which they are assigned.
Providing a Primary Health Care program to employees of the company.
Providing professional advice to line management with regard to health and wellbeing.
Assisting with the development and implementation of health policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with all relevant legal requirements.
Building and maintaining conducive relationships with all stakeholders.
Ensuring accurate and timeous reporting of occupational health issues.
Interacts and develops relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Ensure quality data and benchmarking, analysis and reporting on findings.
Manage costs within the allocation of the central budget.
Continued process of monitoring, evaluation and review through a formalised and data-driven process.


Planning & Organising
Attention to Detail
Self-motivated & Energetic
Management of Occupational Health conditions
Health risk assessment


National Diploma/Degree in nursing (3/4 years)
Diploma in Occupational Health (1 year)
Occupational health certificates in Pharmacology, Audiometry, Spirometry and Emergency Care
Registration with the South African Nursing Council
Registration wit the South African Society for Occupational Health Nurses
Driver's License and ability to drive a manual vehicle
Three years’ experience in the Occupational Health field
HCT training
HIV management course

HR Contact

Raheel Essack

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