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SANBS Safety and Environmental Officer Traineeship 2023-2024

Start Your Career Journey as a Trainee Safety and Environmental Officer

Are you passionate about safety, the environment, and making a positive impact?

Join the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) as a Trainee Safety and Environmental Officer in Mpumalanga.

This is your chance to learn, grow, and contribute to creating a safer and more sustainable future.

Explore the details of this role and discover how you can make a difference.

Introduction:

As a Trainee Safety and Environmental Officer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring safety, occupational hygiene, and environmental standards are met within the Business Zone.

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Your responsibilities will encompass various aspects of safety and environmental management, waste control, and risk assessment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In this role, you’ll engage in a range of tasks that contribute to a safer and more environmentally friendly work environment. Your duties will include:

  • Coordinating Safety Activities: Effectively manage safety activities within the zone, build relationships across all levels of the company, and provide support to staff to ensure proper implementation of safety systems.
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response: Facilitate emergency preparedness plans and responses, ensuring that staff is well-prepared to handle emergencies.
  • Waste Management: Monitor waste streams, manage waste tracking and traceability, and ensure compliance with waste management systems.
  • Occupational Hygiene: Monitor and measure various stressors within the zone, including noise levels, thermal stress, hazardous chemical exposures, and more.
  • Continuous Improvement: Contribute to continuous improvement practices by reviewing processes, participating in corrective and preventive action monitoring, and conducting inspections and site meetings.
  • Employee Learning and Growth: Provide training, guidance, and support to staff and zone management in various safety, health, and environmental aspects.
  • Business Planning and Administrative Functions: Provide input for business planning, monitor safety and environment registrations and permits, and ensure effective communication with staff on SOPs and policy changes.

Desired Experience & Qualification:

If you’re interested in this role, here’s what we’re looking for:

Education:

  • Diploma/Degree in Safety Management, Environmental Health/Science, or equivalent qualification.
  • SAMTRAC/SHEMTRAC will be advantageous.
  • Registration with a SHE professional body will be beneficial.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 1-2 years of experience as a SHE Representative in SANBS.
  • Familiarity with medical/laboratory field is advantageous.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Driver’s License.

Other Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding of safety, health, and environmental legislation, including the OHS Act and National Environmental Management Act.
  • Knowledge of SA National Standards relevant to SHE.
  • Working knowledge of Company Health, Safety, and Environment Procedures.
  • Experience in developing and implementing behavior-based safety programs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SAP.

Why Join SANBS:

SANBS is committed to creating a safer and healthier environment.

By joining us, you contribute to this mission and play a pivotal role in shaping a secure workplace and sustainable practices.

Application:

If you’re ready to embark on a journey of learning, growth, and positive change, this Trainee Safety and Environmental Officer role is your opportunity.

Apply now to be part of a dedicated team working towards a safer, healthier, and more sustainable future. Your contribution matters, and your journey starts here!