May 18, 2021

SHE Occ Health Hygienist

  • Sasol Limited
  • Secunda, Gauteng, South Africa
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Ref No: 99771


Energy Operations

Energy Ops - Regional Ops & Asset Services

Short Description / Purpose of Job

Provide specialist input to improve Occupational Hygiene (OH) for the Sasol Secunda Operational sites.

Identify and evaluate health risk impacts and critical preventative controls.

Assume responsibility for SANAS 17020 accredited compliance monitoring within the regulatory domain, the contents of the statutory reports and the reporting of occupational exposures to the regulator as stipulated within the Occupational Health and Safety Act (85 of 1993) and associated Regulations.

Subscribe to dual legal liability and technical content review of technologists, assistants and peers.

Ensure that Sasol can operate as an Approved Inspection Authority to demonstrate legal compliance with the requirements of the Health-related regulations of the said Act.

Calibrate monitoring equipment, carry out monitoring or verification measurements, and contribute to activity witnessing of technical staff within scope of work for which the AIA is authorised.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Ensure full understanding of "One Sasol SHE Excellence approach" and the risk-based implementation methodology and implement the SHE risk-based approach to manage key SHE undesirable events and SHE risk controls.

Establish a fit-for-purpose Health Risk Assessment (HRA) team within the risk area and lead an occupational HRA process to make specific and objective findings regarding health risk exposure.

Utilise quantitative data, biological exposure monitoring information and health risk assessment findings in the selection and design of an appropriate monitoring program.

Provide backup expertise for more complex HRA aspects and review the results of the HRA to ensure that all hazards and risks have been identified and appropriate corrective action was developed.

Prioritise risk, recommend best practice control and exposure reduction methods suitable for level of risk found, and present results to management and employees.

Guide management decisions on the control of risks to as low as reasonably possible (ALARP).

Evaluate sources of chemical exposures and distinguish between different analytical techniques used for their sampling/measurement and analysis according to new developments in the field, utilising sources like NIOSH, OSHA, MDHS 39/4 and AIA RTM.

Distinguish between monitoring strategies (e.g. OESSM and HSG173) and optimise existing monitoring strategies for best fit exposure monitoring; differentiate and motivate the selection of short term/task, shift, time weighted average and area monitoring requirements.

Compile, utilize and interpret data sets of monitoring results to meet the needs of medical surveillance and control strategies; and consider relevant SANS codes, best practices and legal requirements related to this as part of the medical surveillance programme when profiling exposures; provide input into person job specifications and similar exposure groups.

Compile objective and concise reports including appropriate and specific recommendations for the implementation of additional control measures, including the classification systems used for hearing protective equipment (HPE); gloves and personal respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and the contents of a typical HPE/RPE programme.

Ensure that relevant national and international exposure standards, sampling strategies and methodologies as well as the implementation of these are correctly conveyed to peers, management and the risk owners.

Conduct health related workplace investigations when requested by Occupational Medicine; and support/influence occupational health risk exposure profiles (OHREP) compiled by Occupational Medicine for medical surveillance programs.

Educate management and staff with respect to various risks related to Occupational Hygiene.

Identify, anticipate, and track technological, legislative and toxicological changes and developments to updated knowledge, occupational exposure limit modifications and changes and ensure these are implemented within the monitoring strategies and programmes.

Act as technical signatory for technical reports of co-workers.

Ensure attendance to scheduled work and monitoring strategies according to service delivery targets; and conformance to due dates, i.e. frequency based Occupational Hygiene assessment and survey reports.

Participate in required Emergency exercises and IMS inspections.

Understand customer needs and suppliers’ contributions to drive operational results in the best interest of the company keeping impartial and supporting/prioritising health related requirements.

Interact with the Department of Employment and Labour, SANAS and SAIOH regarding legislative requirements, protocols and governance.

Build effective working relationships with managers, peers, team members, customers and suppliers.

Formal Education

University Bachelor's Degree

Min Experience

5 full years experience in Occupational Hygiene, with at least 6 months experience as a registered Occupational Hygienist

Certification & Professional Membership

Registration with SAIOH as Occupational Hygienist AND Legal Knowledge Certificate


Compliance: Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.

Execution capability: The underlying ability to execute a strategy/project or day to day work

Problem Solving: Is a step-by-step process of defining a problem, searching for information, and testing a series of solutions until the problem is solved. In involves critical thinking, analysis and persistence.

Project Coordination: Knowledge and experience with Project Coordination is planning, organizing, and managing tasks and resources to accomplish a objective this include an administrative, liaison and support role that supports one or more projects. Usually used during smaller non capital projects.

Reporting: The ability to access information from databases, forms, and other sources, and prepare reports according to requirements.

Written Communications: Sending of messages, orders or instructions in writing through letters, circulars, manuals, reports, telegrams, office memos, bulletins, etc. It is a formal method of communication and is less flexible

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