2263-Environmental and Occupational Health and Hygiene Professionals

Job Title: 

Environmental and Occupational Health and Hygiene Professionals

Job Description: 

Environmental and occupational health and hygiene professionals assess, plan and implement programs to recognize, monitor and control environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, and to prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, radiological and biological agents or ergonomic factors.


Advising methods to prevent, eliminate, control, or reduce the exposure of workers, students, the public and the environment to radiological and other hazards

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

813 - Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
913 - Public Health

Specific Occupations: 

226301 - Environmental Health Officer
Description : Develops, enforces and evaluates environmental health policies, programs and strategies to improve health outcomes and oversees the implementation and monitoring of environmental health legislation.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No
Specializations : Food Safety Auditor, Food Safety Officer, Health Surveyor, Licensed Premises Inspector

226302 - Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHE&Q) Practitioner
Description : Develops, implements and evaluates risk management policies and programs, trains employees in occupational health and safety procedures, monitors and audits the workplace, and records and investigates incidents to ensure safe and healthy working conditions.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No
Specializations : Chief Safety Officer Mining, Health and Safety Officer / Coordinator / Professional, Injury Prevention Consultant, Occupational Health and Safety Advisor, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Safety Advisor, Occupational Safety Practitioner / Officer, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Advisor / Coordinator / Officer / Professional, Radiation Protection Expert, Risk and Safety Manager, Road Safety Coordinator, Safety Coordinator

226303 - Ergonomist
Description : Designs objects, systems and environments which are suited to the needs of users and the tasks they perform. Analyses human activity in domestic, leisure or working settings as well as the demands, effects and implications of these activities.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No

Additional Notes: 

NOTE: Professionals who assess, plan and implement programmes to monitor or control the impact of human activities on the environment are classified in Unit group 2133, Environmental Protection Professionals.

Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa