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Occupational Health and Safety Adviser

Occupational Health and Safety Adviser

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Also known as Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator, Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

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.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Occupational Hygienist
  • Workplace Rehabilitation Officer
Job prospects for Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals in Victoria

Occupations in the Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals group include Environmental Health Officer and Occupational Health and Safety Adviser.

Employment prospects
There are currently 6,300 Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,490.40

Hourly earnings
$40.40

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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