Monday, December 11, 2017

Employment Opportunities at The Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA)

Employment Opportunities at The Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA)

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ABOUT OSHA
Introduction
The Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) is the government agency under the Prime Minister’s Office-Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Youth, Employment and People with Disabilities. It has been set up with the aim of improving health and wellbeing of workers and of workplaces. This will be achieved by promoting occupational health and safety(OHS) practices in order to prevent occupational injuries and diseases and ultimately achieve better productivity

ROLE AND FUNCTION OF OSHA
The role of OSHA is to improve health and safety (wellbeing) of workers, and workplaces by promoting occupational health and safe practices in order to eliminate accidents and occupational diseases and hence achieve better productivity in the workplaces.

The agency’s services extend to all workplaces as defined by the prevailing legislation i.e. The Occupational Health and Safety No. 5 of 2003 and other subsidiary legislation.

To make a place of work safer and healthy, in collaboration with stakeholders OSHA undertake several functions and roles as shown below:

  • Conducting general workplace inspection
  • Conducting health and safety audit
  • Regulating statutory Inspections (Electrical, Pressure Vessels and Lifting Equipment inspections)
  • Regulating Workplace Risk Assessment
  • Organising and conducting trainings on occupational health and safety
  • Disseminating information on occupational health and safety
  • Carrying out researches and surveys on OSH
  • Enforcing of safety and health standards and legislation at workplaces
  • Consultancy and Advice on OSH matters
  • Scrutinising and approving workplace drawings/plans
  • Registering and keeping register of workplace
  • Regulating occupational medical examinations for the workers
  • Conducting workplace environmental monitoring
  • Offering (expert opinion in courts of law on OSH matters)
  • Authorizing OHS Private Providers
  • Accrediting OHS practitioners
  • Investigating accidents and occupational diseases
  • Assessing psychosocial factors
  • Initiating ratification of international conventions and treats on OHS

Our Core Values

Transparency
We shall carryout our activities openly and in prescribed manner and share information across the entire agency

Competency
We shall perform our duties and responsibilities as per laid procedures and standards

Accountability
We shall be responsible for the outcome of our activities and behave responsibly to all stakeholders on all levels of operations

Integrity
We shall treat our customers fairly, equally, honestly and with high level of trust

Teamwork
We shall respect and recognize the diverse strengths and abilities of each


SOURCE: MWANANCHI 11 DECEMBER, 2017

This advertisement is also available on OSHA Official Website