Employment opportunities

Occupational Health and Safety Institute (OHSI) located in Kitwe, a statutory body under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security established under the Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 30 of 2010, is looking fo suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following positions:

1: REGIONAL MANAGER (X1) to be based in OHSI Solwezi Offices

JOB OBJECTIVE

To co-ordinate the provision of Occupational Health and Safety Institute services in order to contribute to the promotion of a healthy and safe work environment and to conduct clinical examinations in order to ascertain diagnosis in an occupational health setting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Undertakes timely and accurately clinical examination of clients in order to determine their health status.
  • Ensures timely and accurate preparation of reports in Occupational Medicine for decision making.
  • Prepares and disseminates educational materials for awareness programs on Occupational Health and Safety and participates effectively and timely in the formulation and implementation of occupational health and safety standards in order to ensure adherence to national and international standards.
  •  Conducts/participates in Occupational Health and Safety research in order to generate information.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Full Form 5 or Grade 12 school certificate or equivalent
  • MB ChB or its equivalent
  • 3 years’ post qualification experience
  • Registered member of the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
  • Capable of writing comprehensive and analytical reports
  • Able to communicate fluently in English
  • Interpersonal, Leadership skills and Computer Literate
  • Integrity , Confidentiality and Sober habits
  • Master’s degree in Occupational Medicine is an added advantage.

2.     RADIOGRAPHER (X1) to based at OHSI- LUSAKA OFFICE

JOB OBJECTIVE

To undertake effectively and timely production of Radiological images in order to facilitate clinical diagnosis

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Undertakes effectively and timely the production of radiology images in order to facilitate  decision  making
  • Adheres effectively to the laid down radiation safety standards in order to protect oneself and clients from harmful effects of ionizing radiation
  • Undertakes effectively and timely updating of Registers in order to maintain a correct record of examination and films

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Full Form V or Grade 12 School Certificate or relevant qualification
  • Minimum Vocation/Professional Qualifications: Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography
  • Member of the Health Professions Council of Zambia
  • Able to communicate effectively in English
  • Able to write technical reports
  • Computer literate, sober habits, trust worthy, leadership, honesty and integrity
  • Able to communicate effectively in English

How to apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, Education and Professional qualifications and detailed C.V. to:

The Director, Occupational Health and Safety Institute, P.O. Box 20205, Kitwe.

Closing date is Friday 14th January 2022.

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 jobs@ohsi.co.zm.
  • 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

OHSI Opens Lusaka Office

OHSI OPENS LUSAKA OFFICE

The Occupational Health and Safety Institute has opened a Lusaka Office, in Makeni, Bucklay Estates, Bonaventure Road. To cater for clients from Lusaka, Southern, Eastern and Central Provinces.

The opening of the office is in line with our vision to bring services closer to our clients. The Board and Management of Occupational Health and Safety Institute were prompted to open this office due to the increase in the incident rates of occupational diseases across the Industry in the country. High risk industry are, Agriculture, Construction, Quarrying, Mining, Transportation and Manufacturing.

The Government, is concerned with the well-being of the worker. A worker/employee spends most of his time in a work environment, where he/she is exposed to several hazards that can affect his health. It is at this point that an Employer should be aware of hazards affect employees and ensure that the employee undergoes routine medical surveillance.

At OHSI we believe a healthy employee is a productive employee! OHSI Services

Benefits of Using OHSI Services

  • Improved safety performance
  • Demonstration of due diligence
  • Cost serving through more efficient operations
  • Improved morale and productivity.
  • Improved health among employees.
  • Reduced absenteeism.
  • Reduced staff turnover.
  • Improved problem solving and communication

The office will be officially opened by the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr Chitalu Chilufya.MP early next year.

 

Responsibilities of the Employer

Safety is Law!

According to the Occupational and Safety Act No.36 of 2010, Employers have a range of obligations in respect of HSC/HSR. Examples of employer obligations relating to HSC/HSR include:

  • Ensure that an HSC is established and maintained at a workplace where an HSC is required;
  • Ensure that a HSR is appointed and supported at workplaces where a HSR is required;
  • Selecting committee members who exercise managerial functions for the employer to sit on the HSC;
  • Notifying all committee members in writing about their appointment to the HSC;
  • Notifying a HSR in writing about their appointment as a HSR;
  • Assisting and cooperating with the HSC/HSR in the carrying out of their functions;
  • Providing the HSC/HSR with information relating to hazards in the workplace and any work practices and standards in similar industries;
  • Providing the HSC/HSR with a copy of all orders or reports issued to the employer by an OHSI, Ministry of Labour and/or MSD authorised officer;
  • Informing the HSC/HSR of any work-related incidents involving injury or death;
  • Consulting with the HSC or Health and Safety Representative on the development of health and safety programs and policies (including training programs), where prescribed; and
  • Providing a HSR with the opportunity to accompany an OHSI, Ministry of Labour or MSD authorised officer on the physical inspection of the workplace.

It is an offence for any person, including an employer, to knowingly hinder or interfere with, or to give false information to, the Health and Safety Representative, Health and Safety Committee or to a committee member who is in the process of performing his or her duties under the Act.

A client undergoing Chest X-Ray Examination

 

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.