SHE Occupational Hygienist Specialist - Free State

SHE Occupational Hygienist Specialist - Free State


Operating entity: SA Ops: Sasolburg Operations

Geographical area: Sasolburg, Free state, South Africa

Closing date: 27 December 2019


To provide technical expert knowledge, guidance and coordination with regard to sustaining and improving the broad spectrum of Occupational Hygiene (OH) for the Secunda Hub, Sasolburg Hub, Satellite locations and upstream businesses. Identifying and evaluating health risk impacts, recommending mitigation controls, influencing the implementation thereof which aims to ensure a healthy and productive workforce in accordance with the one Sasol SHE Excellence Approach.

Compliance identification, evaluation and monitoring must be performed by an Approved Inspection Authority (AIA) for Occupational Hygiene as approved by the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL).

The incumbent is a registered Occupational Hygienist, endorsed by the DEL and is responsible for regulated aspects of an Approved Inspection Authority for Occupational Hygiene as stipulated within the Occupational Health and Safety Act (85 of 1993) and associated Regulations such as:

  • Subscribing to dual legal liability and technical content review of technologists, assistants and peers for compliance monitoring conducted and recommendations offered;
  • Ensuring that Sasol can indeed internally operate as an Approved Inspection Authority to demonstrate legal compliance with the requirements of the Health related regulations of the said Act, so that internal occupational hygiene reports are undersigned by a registered Occupational Hygienist to be accepted in a court of law, as directed by the Department of Employment and Labour.

The incumbent is also responsible for calibrating monitoring equipment, carrying out monitoring and measurements and evaluate results within the scope of work for which the AIA is authorized.


Business Results: Operational, Financial and Technical results

  • Establish a fit-for-purpose exposure assessment team and lead the process to make special and objective findings with regard to exposure to health risks.
  • Utilise quantitative monitoring and measurement data, biological exposure monitoring information and health risk assessment findings in the selection and design of an appropriate monitoring program.
  • Distinguish between various types of monitoring strategies, survey methodologies and different techniques used for measurement and analysis according to new developments in the field.
  • Utilize quantitative data and interpret data sets of monitoring results to optimize existing monitoring strategies for best fit exposure monitoring, and meet the needs of medical surveillance and control strategies.
  • Consider relevant SANS codes, best practices and legal requirements related to a medical surveillance programme when profiling exposures; provide input into person job specifications and similar exposure groups.
  • Compile objective and concise reports including appropriate and specific preventative controls.
  • Technically, for self and peers, ensure that:
  • Exposure results from the sampling data and analysis results are correctly interpreted, calculated and reported.
  • Specific legislation in SA where monitoring, control and reduction of exposures are used, is pitched against international best practices.
  • Relevant national and international exposure standards, sampling strategies and methodologies as well as the implementation of these are correctly conveyed to partners, peers, and management and risk owners in order to guide management decisions on the control of risks.
  • Applicable Occupational Hygiene statistical theories (use of Geometric means, GSD, 95% percentiles, 70% UCL etc.) are used and apply statistical software to results to interpret data sets and analysis trends for multiple hazards.
  • Conduct health related workplace investigations when requested by Occupational Medicine; and support/influence occupational health risk exposure profiles (OHREP) compiled by Occupational Medicine for medical surveillance.
  • Identify, anticipate and track technological, legislative and toxicological changes and developments to updated knowledge, occupational exposure limit modifications and changes to inform monitoring strategies and programmes.



  • Relevant B-degree AND
  • Registration with SAIOH as Occupational Hygienist with a minimum of 5 full years? work experience in Occupational Hygiene AND
  • Legal Knowledge Certificate



  • One-Sasol mind-set
  • Role models customer focus
  • Builds partnerships
  • Develops self

Functional / Technical

  • Analysis, integration and reporting of data
  • Principles of Occupational Health
  • Occupational Health (legislation, processes, management)
  • Hearing conservation (legislation, processes, management)
  • Occupational Hygiene (legislation, processes, management)
  • Quality management in accordance with SANS 17020
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Customer care


  • Analytical thinking
  • Tolerance for stress
  • Building partnerships
  • Effective communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Influencing
  • Self-motivated
  • Trustworthiness
  • Goal/achievement orientated
  • High energy levels
  • Has a strong sense of urgency in addressing quality of service

Note: Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void. If you don?t hear from us within a month (30 days) after the closing date of the advert, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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