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 programmes to recognise, 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.


Tasks include:

  • developing, implementing and reviewing programmes and policies to promote environmental and occupational health
  • preparing and implementing plans and strategies for the safe, economic and suitable disposal of commercial, industrial, medical and household wastes
  • implementing prevention programmes and strategies for communicable diseases, food safety, waste water treatment and disposal systems, recreation and domestic water quality, contaminated and hazardous substances
  • identifying, reporting and documenting hazards, and assessing and controlling risks in the environment and workplace and advising on compliance with relevant law and regulations
  • developing, implementing and monitoring programmes to minimise workplace and environmental pollution involving chemical, physical and biological hazards
  • prescribing methods to prevent, eliminate, control, or reduce the exposure of workers, patients, the public and/or the environment to radiological and other hazards
  • promoting ergonomic principles within the workplace such as matching furniture, equipment and work activities to the needs of employees
  • providing education, information, training, and advice to persons at all levels on aspects of occupational hygiene and environmental health
  • recording and investigating injuries and equipment damage, and reporting safety performance
  • coordinating arrangements for the compensation, rehabilitation and return to work of injured workers
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Environmental officer (public health)
Occupational health and professional

This unit group excludes

Environmental protection professional (2133)
Occupational therapist (2268)
Environmental public health inspector (3257)

Specific Occupations: 

Occupational health professional (eg occupational hygienists and occupational hygiene officer)

Environmental officer (public health)

Other environmental and occupational health and hygiene professionals

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore