Expert, Occupational Health - OQ8

Job title

Expert, Occupational Health

Grade

 

Stream

 

Function

HSSE

Location

Oman, Duqm

Budget control

 

Reporting to

Team Leader, OH & IH

Direct reports

 

Job purpose

Develop, plan and lead of the implementation of Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene practices, programs and services to asses and monitor employee’s health in order to prevent injuries, occupational diseases and to promote physical, mental, social and occupational wellness in all OQ8 assets: through (1) implementation of medical examinations to asses employee’s fitness to work; (2) development and implementation of OH & IH programs to follow up employees health condition, hazards exposure monitoring; (3) development and implementation of health and medical cases management, Medical surveillance program; (4) implementation of in-house clinic management to ensure the compliance with regulations (5) guidance and continuous improvements on industry-proven practices and trends for OH & IH.

 

The position will act in accordance with the Group’s Mission, Vision, Values & Strategies, as well as, policies, guidelines and international standards, supported by an IT Technology platform, HSSE standards, Omani’s government & other legal justifications, and best international practices in consonance with national objectives.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop annual and monthly periodic medical examination plan and communicated to the different departments & functions.
  • Follow up the scheduling for medical examinations carried out by the clinics.
  • Set and follow up indicators and compliance for medical examinations;
  • Support and follow up the management of acute and chronic illnesses and work restrictions;
  • Develop annual plan and follow up the implementation of Hearing Protection Program: medical surveillance for abnormal results, referral to specialist, training and hearing protection fit test;
  • Develop annual plan and follow up the implementation of Respiratory Protection Program: medical surveillance for abnormal results, referral to specialist, individual training and respirator fit test;
  • Develop annual plan and follow up the implementation of Benzene Control Program: medical surveillance for abnormal results, referral to specialist and individual training;
  • Develop annual plan and follow up the implementation of Radiation Control Program: medical surveillance for abnormal results, referral to specialist and individual training;
  • Define annual plan and flow the implementation of Illegal Drugs & Alcohol Prevention Program: testing, awareness, indicators.
  • Define standard and flow and follow up the implementation of pre-task health evaluation for employees who will work in critical activities.
  • Define standard and flow and follow up the implementation of travel medicine;
  • Define standard and flow and follow up the implementation of Contractor’s medical examination.
  • Carry out safety food inspections in the canteens, camp, workplaces, and turnaround mess hall.
  • Carry out welfare health and hygiene inspection and audit in the workplaces and camp accommodation.
  • Define and implement annual plan for health campaigns.
  • Define standard and flow and follow up the medical attendances for clinical cases and work-related accidents carried out by clinics;
  • Monitor the victims of accidents referred to hospital by OQ8 clinics and provide updates regarding their health condition.
  • Define standard and flow and follow up the implementation of sick leave analysis;
  • Define standard and flow and follow up the implementation of first aid resources in the plant.
  • Define annual plan and conduct First Aider training inhouse.
  • Manage and ensure availability of materials, consumables, equipment, and devices in the clinics.
  • Conduct inspections in the clinic facilities to verify the compliance with MOH guidelines and OQ8 standards, set and implement action plan for the identified non-conformities.
  • Control the medical instruments and equipment, following up its calibration and maintenance needs, keeping appropriated records.
  • Define standard and flow and follow up the implementation of medical records management: filing and recovering of medical files, retention time, preservation, storage and distribution, confidentiality.
  • Elaborate and review OH & IH standards and procedures.
  • Provide guidance on matters related to legislation, standards, techniques, methodologies, equipment, and technologies to conduct medical exams and early diagnose health disorders, and any other occupational health related subject.
  • Provide inputs into budget preparations and follow up its implementation.
  • Define, implement, and follow up occupational health indicators and KPI.
  • Participate in internal or external audits related to the Integrated Management System (IMS).
  • Develop training material for occupational health related subjects.
  • Check, record, organize, file and recovery occupational health technical documents and data.
  • Manage and oversee OH & IH services contracts.
  • Support the implementation of occupational health related corporate projects and standards.
  • Contribute with other HSSE departments with regards to all contributed activities, procedures & guidelines.
  • Lead and carry out hazard’s exposure monitoring alone or with thirds party contract.

Key interactions

Internal: With different department up to supervisor level, to coordinate and obtain necessary work permits to operate OH & IH equipment & to conduct OH & IH hazards monitoring.

External: MOH, MOL & SEZAD

Notable Working Conditions. Field operations and office environment, Moderate to intensive computer screen use.

Education requirements

Minimum qualifications for this position are bachelor’s degree in nursing plus Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene certification or Occupational Health and Safety certification, IH certification (BOHS, CIH, AIOH) or equivalent

Language requirements 

Excellent knowledge of written, read, and spoken English (required) | Arabic - Native (desirable)

Background and experience

Competencies and skills

  • 8 years of relevant experience in similar role in oil & gas preferably Refinery, Petrochemical and Petroleum processes.
  • Advance knowledge in OH & IH practices & programs
  • Advance knowledge in OH & IH programs (Respiratory Protection Program, Hearing Protection Program, Benzene & Radiation Surveillance Program, Travel Medicine Program, Illegal Drugs & Alcohol Prevention Program, Mental Health Promotion Program, Welfare Inspections, Health Campaigns)
  • Advance knowledge in occupational health-related compliance requirements, standards, and regulations.
  • Advance knowledge in In-house Clinic Management (license, accreditation, medical records administration, supplies availability, etc.)
  • Advance knowledge in Emergency Medical Services and Work-related Injuries and Illnesses Management;
  • Strong ability and leading in development, managing and implementation of examinations plan.
  • Willing and enthusiastic about the opportunity to share expertise with others;
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office® Package, desirable knowledge in MS web applications.

 

Authorization

Line manager

 

Date:

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Job Req ID:  55662
Date:  Apr 1, 2024
Location: 

Duqm, OM

Entity: 
Business Unit:  Duqm Refinery Ops
Division:  HSSE
Country/Region:  OM