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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT AT OSHA 21-10-2021

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT AT OSHA 21-10-2021
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT AT OSHA 21-10-2021

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT AT OSHA 21-10-2021

ABOUT OSHA

OSHA is a government agency under the Office of the Prime Minister (Labor, Youth, Employment and the Disabled). 

This institution has a responsibility to protect employees against hazards present in the workplace that could lead to illness and accidents. 

This obligation is exercised through the administration of Act No. 5 Occupational Health and Safety in 2003.

The history of OSHA goes back to 2001 when it was established under Act No. 30 of the Government Agencies of 1997 as part of the Improvement Plan in the provision of Government Services to citizens. 

The purpose of the establishment of OSHA is to acquire a government tool for managing Workplace Safety and Health. 

OSHA has a responsibility to ensure that employees work in an environment that is safe and secure by complying with procedures in place to prevent accidents and occupational diseases.

This institution has four main responsibilities;

Overseeing Enforcement of Act No. 5 of 2003 on Safety and Health and Workplace.

Advise the government on occupational safety and health issues, related to various policies and regulations for the management of safety and health in the country including advising on how to ratify international conventions on safety and health issues.

Raising awareness among stakeholders on safety and health issues by providing various trainings including providing professional advice to stakeholders

Conduct various studies related to occupational safety and health issues in order to advise the government on the best way to enforce the laws mentioned.

In carrying out the mentioned responsibilities, the Agency performs the various functions as follows;

Register workplaces;

Conduct General Inspections; 

Conduct special inspections such as electrical safety inspections; Pressure vessels and inspection of lifting appliances;

Risk assessment; 

Conduct a review of drawings and constructions of workplaces; 

Conduct a Health and Disease Screening according to the relevant workplace in the workplace; Carrying out an accident investigation; 

Conducting Industrial hygiene surveys and measurements including;

Provide expert advice on Occupational Health and Safety issues.

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