Occupation Safety and Health Officer (OSH OFFICER) at Standard Group

Job Description


The Standard group comprises The Standard newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a qualified, experienced and self- motivated individual to fill the position of Occupational Safety and Health Officer.

Reporting to OSH Supervisor


The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate, support and advise the Business on all aspects with regards to Health and Safety. To manage and monitor standards,processes, communications, training and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health and Safety within the Group are adhered to.

Key Accountabilities

Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.

Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.

Assist in developing and implementing functional strategies to ensure that the Company’s resources, both human and physical, operate in a safe and healthy environment.

Ensure that all accidents and near miss are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented.

Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work operations and equipment.

Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business.

Ensure full and accurate departmental safety and training records are maintained.

Perform any other duties and responsibilities as maybe assigned from time to time by the Supervisor.

Person Specification
Academic and Professional Qualifications

Bachelors’ Degree/Diploma in health and safety,

Environmental studies or Science based studies.

Professional training and accreditation will be an added advantage.


At least 2 years recent and relevant experience in a similar role


Knowledge of a discipline/function e.g. Health, safety and environment

Ability to co-ordinate with those of other areas.

Translates overall Group plans into operations plans

Ability to make decisions under situation of uncertainty

Excellent knowledge of OSHA laws and subsidiary legislations.

Flexible and co-operative at all times

An assertive but calm demeanor


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