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Medical Field

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Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

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Shorter Study

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Busy Environment

Health & Safety Manager

Health and Safety Managers develop and coordinate safety and health systems and strategies for organisations and identify workplace hazards and risks to employees. 

It is also the study of prevention and control of physical, chemical and biological hazards that are harmful to humans within a particular workplace. 

As a health & safety manager, you will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the health and safety standards in your organisation according to the latest legislation.  

How to become qualified in this field (learning path):

NSC/NC(V) 

National Diploma in Environmental Health 

Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Health 

Postgraduate: Master of Technology in Environmental Health 

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

NSC/NC(V) with a Bachelor’s Degree pass.

Recommended Subjects: 

English

Maths

Physical Science/ Life Sciences

Employment:

Health & Safety Managers may be employed in the following sectors: 

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Municipalities
  • Government Departments
  • Manufacturers
  • Research organisations
  • SA Defence Force
  • Mines
  • Department of Agriculture

Further Information:

Department of Health

Tel: (012) 395-8000

http://www.health.gov.za

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