Occupational Health & Safety Manager
An occupational health and safety manager is a management role responsible for protecting people, the environment and equipment from unnecessary harm. Occupational health and safety managers establish and promote maintenance of safe and healthy working conditions in a business through formulating general safety, fire prevention, health policies and other measures.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?
- Establish and maintain safe and healthy working conditions
- Devise and coordinate safety programs
- Assist in meeting obligations under occupational health and safety legislation
- Coordinate ongoing training for safety and environmental awareness
- Lead safety meetings and trainings with employees
- Coordinate training for emergency response teams set up in workplaces
- Inspect the workplace and regularly audit safety procedures
- Investigate accidents and prepare and maintain required reports
- Provide new-hire orientation outlining company safety rules
- Promote a proactive safety culture
- Track and report performance and associated cost and budget implications
- Organize and participate in safety committee activities
- Develop specific safety objectives and create action plans to meet objectives
- Maintain, review and report safety performance
- Prepare detailed reports that include observations, potential safety concerns, corrective actions and plans to resolve concerns
- Collaborate with other supervisors and production personnel
Recommended High School Courses:
- agricultural education
An associate or bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, human health, engineering, chemistry, environmental health sciences or a related field is typically required to become an occupational health and& safety manager.