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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Here are 40 duties and responsibilities of a HSE officer you must know

Here are 40 duties and responsibilities of a HSE officer:

1- The Safety Officer is responsible for monitoring and assessing hazardous and unsafe situations.
2- Developing measures to assure personnel safety.
3- Correct unsafe acts or conditions through the regular line of authority.
4- May exercise emergency authority to prevent or stop unsafe acts when immediate action is required.
5- The Safety Officer maintains awareness of active and developing situations.
6- Ensures there are safety messages in each Incident Action Plan.
7- Participate in planning meetings to identify any health and safety concerns inherent in the operations daily work-plan.
8- Review the Incident Action Plan for safety implications.
9- Investigate accidents that have occurred within incident areas.
10- Ensure preparation and implementation of Site Safety and Health Plan (SSHP).
11- Inspects the site to ensure it is a hazard-free environment.
12- Conducts toolbox meetings.
13- A HSE Officer is part of the project safety council and leads all efforts to enhance safety.
14- The safety officer reviews and approves all subcontractors safety plans.
15- Verifies that injury logs and reports are completed and submitted to related government agencies.
16- Verifies that all tools and equipment are adequate and safe for use.
17- Promotes safe practices at the job site.
18- Enforces safety guidelines.
19- Trains and carries out drills and exercises on how to manage emergency situations.
20- Conducts investigations of all accidents and near-misses.
21- Reports to concerned authorities as requested or mandated by regulations.
22- Conducts job hazard analysis.
23- Establishes safety standards and policies as needed.
24- Watches out for the safety of all workers and works to protect them from entering hazardous situations.
25- Responds to employees’ safety concerns.
26- Coordinates registration and removal of hazardous waste.
27- Serves as the link between state and local agencies and contractors.
28- Receives reports from and responds to orders issued by Department of Labor.
29- Arranges for OSHA mandated testing and/or evaluations of the workplace by external agencies/consultants.
30- Support the development of OHS policies and programs.
31- Advise and instruct on various safety-related topics (noise levels, use of machinery etc.).
32- Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures.
33- Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation.
34- Initiate and organize OHS training of employees and executives.
35- Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using protective equipment)
36- Oversee installations, maintenance, disposal of substances etc.
37- Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy.
38- Record and investigate incidents to determine causes and handle worker’s compensation claims
39- Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management.
40- Carry out PTW Monitoring and review

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