Vacancy Announcements

Occupational Health and Safety Institute located in Kitwe, a statutory body under the Ministry of Health and established under the Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 36 of 2010, is looking for suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following positions;

  1. LEGAL COUNSEL (x1) , to be based at main Institute in Kitwe;
  • Candidates are required to check the link Advert – Legal Counsel for the detailed job description and specification applicable to the job
  • Candidates should send a cover letter, Educational & Professional Qualifications and a detailed C.V to; The Director, Occupational Health and Safety Institute, P.O. Box 20205, KITWE or email at
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing date: 21st May, 2021. For any queries contact the Institute on the following numbers: +260 212 226062; 0964 780 540

Fatigue Awareness

Fatigue is a common risk in the workplace and presents serious consequences to the health and safety of agency personnel. There are several risks to consider if you are not receiving the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each day. Missing out on sleep affects productivity, performance, judgement, and can be very costly for employers.

Sleep deprivation isn’t the only cause of fatigue. Employees can become fatigued during the workday affecting their ability to think clearly. Stress can impair someone’s physical and mental energy. Long hours and repetitive tasks can contribute to exhaustion. Take regular rest breaks throughout the day to clear your head and restore your physical and mental alertness.

OHSI recommends that organisations create a culture of fatigue awareness and encourage employees to be mindful when they become physical and mentally overloaded. Take this week to educate staff on best practices for fighting fatigue.