1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, assist injured staff through the workers' compensation and rehabilitation process and monitor environmental health legislation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • developing strategies and procedures to promote safe work practices
  • developing, implementing and reviewing environmental health emergency management plans and occupational health and safety plans
  • recommending job redesign strategies and procedures in the event of work-related health problems
  • developing fire and accident prevention procedures, and coordinating evacuation drills
  • promoting the use of ergonomic furniture and equipment to minimise exposure to work-related injuries
  • preparing and implementing plans and strategies for the safe, economic and hygienic disposal of commercial, medical and household wastes
  • advising on and implementing safety and prevention programs for communicable diseases, food hygiene, waste water and treatment disposal systems, swimming pools, and contaminated and hazardous substances
  • overseeing all health aspects of food hygiene, such as transport, storage, preparation, serving and disposal of food


This section contains the following subsection :
              2543-11 Occupational Health and Safety Officer
              2543-13 Environmental Health Officer

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