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CHEMICAL SAFETY OFFICER (GRADE AD.08)
Location Johannesburg, ZA
Organization Name SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY

Department Description
The School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a position as CHEMICAL SAFETY OFFICER. This involves the requisite knowledge, responsibility and authority to develop and enforce an effective chemical safety management system.This position is a highly specialised professional post, intended to ensure that the School of Chemistry meets all legal and ethical obligations with respect to the acquisition, storage, management, use and disposal of hazardous chemicals.

Brief Description

Qualifications

The minimum required qualification is a Masters or equivalent in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry with extensive experience (5 years) in Health & Safety management in a chemical laboratory environment. Additional relevant qualifications and certifications in areas of OHS, chemical safety and quality control would be advantageous.

Duties

Oversight and implementation of safety procedures, oversight of laboratory conditions including maintenance and calibration of facilities, equipment and instruments, as well as maintaining accurate and comprehensive files and records of these activities within the School of Chemistry as delegated by the Head of School. Chemical handling, storage, use and disposal. Familiarity with the OHS ACT and related regulations, as well as experience in ISO standards implementation and compliance would be of an advantage. The ability to work in a team environment is highly important. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, as well as computer literacy (at minimum working with word processing, MS Office spreadsheets and data base implementation).

Remuneration: A generous remuneration package which includes a retirement fund, medical aid, leave, bonus and study benefits, subject to the University’s rules and regulations.

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University of the Witwatersrand
Chemical Safety Officer
Johannesburg
20 June 2022

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