3257-Environmental and Occupational Health Inspectors

Job Title: 

Environmental and Occupational Health Inspectors

Job Description: 

Environmental and occupational health inspectors investigate the implementation of rules and regulations relating to environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, and occupational health in the workplace. They may implement and evaluate programmes to restore or improve occupational health and sanitary conditions under the supervision of a health professional.


Tasks include:

  • advising employers and workers representatives on the implementation of government and other rules and regulations concerning occupational health and the working environment
  • inspecting places of work to ensure that the working environment, machinery and equipment conform to government and other rules, regulations and standards related to sanitation and/or occupational and environmental health
  • giving advice on environmental sanitary problems and techniques
  • advising enterprises and the general public on the implementation of government and other rules and regulations concerning hygiene, sanitation, purity and grading of primary products, food, drugs, cosmetics and similar goods
  • inspecting establishments to ensure that they conform to government and other rules and regulations concerning emission of pollutants and disposal of dangerous wastes
  • initiating action to maintain or improve hygiene and prevent pollution of water, air, food or soil
  • promoting preventive and corrective measures such as control of disease carrying organisms and of harmful substances in the air, hygienic food handling, proper disposal of waste and cleaning of public places
  • estimating quantities and costs of materials and labour required for health, safety and sanitation remediation projects
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Environmental health inspector
Hawker inspector (government)
Sanitary inspector
Occupational health inspector
This unit group excludes

Environmental officer (environmental public health) (2263)

Specific Occupations: 

Environmental inspector (environmental public health)

Occupational health inspector

Source Of Info: 

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