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Criteria for Evaluation

 

DESIGNATION
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
   
 Occupational Hygiene

Assistant

 

Typically an OH Assistant would be expected to be primarily engaged in the measurement of health stressors (e.g. hazardous chemicals exposure sampling, noise, and illumination surveys). He/she would be working under the mentorship and supervision of a registered Occupational Hygienist or be engaged in the study of appropriate subjects. It is advisable that candidates are studying in an OH related field.
A minimum of a Grade 12 school certificate (NQF: Level 4.)
Candidates must be able to provide certified copies of certificates providing proof of compliance.
 
 Occupational Hygiene

Technologist

 

Typically an OH Technologist is expected to be involved in the planning of OH monitoring surveys as well as their evaluation and interpretation, advising on basic control procedures and the writing of OH monitoring/survey reports.
A minimum of 3 years tertiary qualification (Grade 12 / Matric + 3 or NQF: Level 7) in an appropriate technical or scientific discipline or successful completion of the 6 Intermediary International Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA) modules and acquired the OHTA Intermediary certificate in Occupational Hygiene (ICertOH).
Candidates are required to provide proof that they have at least two (2) full years (at least 70% full-time Occupational Hygiene work done per year claimed) relevant OH experience. NB any time spent during formal education (as a requirement to obtain such qualification) may not be included.
Candidates must be able to provide certified copies of certificates providing proof of compliance as well as the experience verification form/s for each period of experience in occupational hygiene claimed. 
Note: candidates who do not achieve Technologist designation but who have passed the written Technologist assessment will be allowed to register as an OH Assistant if they chose. 

NB - Technologist being the maximum entry level into OH

 
 Occupational Hygienist
 
An Occupational Hygienist is expected to be involved in designing, implementing, evaluating, controlling and managing comprehensive Occupational Hygiene programmes.
A minimum of four years tertiary qualification (Grade 12 /Matric + 4 or NQF: 8 ) in an appropriate technical or scientific discipline.Candidates wishing to be registered at Hygienist level are required to provide proof that they have at least five (5) full years (at least 70% full-time Occupational Hygiene work done per year claimed) relevant and comprehensive OH experience. It should be noted that full-time Occupational Hygiene management, training, lecturing and/or research activities can form part of the 5 year experience.NB any time spent during formal education (as a requirement to obtain such qualification) may not be included.
Candidates must be able to provide certified copies of certificates providing proof of compliance as well as the experience verification form/s for each period of experience in occupational hygiene claimed. 

 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Academic qualifications in the natural related sciences and engineering disciplines will be accepted. Other qualifications may be considered by the PCC on application. The following table provides an overview of accepted qualifications to enable registration as an OH Practitioner.


QUALIFICATION
HIGHEST SAIOH LEVEL OF REGISTRATION ACHIEVABLE
 NEW FRAMEWORK NQF LEVELS
Grade 12/Matric - (M)
OH Assistant
 04
Mine Environmental Control Practical (Unisa) – (M+1)
OH Assistant
 Note 1
OHTA's Foundations Module in Occupational GHygiene Module (W201)   OH Assistant  Note 1
Mine Environmental Control Intermediate (Unisa) - (M+2)
OH Technologist
 Note 1
National Diploma and National Higher Diploma (e.g. ND Env Health DPH) – (M+3)
OH Technologist
 07
BSc Degree – (M+3)
OH Technologist
 07
Passed all 6 the Intermediary OHTA Modules (M+3) and obtained the Intermediary OHTA Certificate in OH (ICertOH) OH Technologist
  Note 1
Advanced Certificate In Mine Environmental Control (Unisa) – (M + 3)
Occupational Hygienist
 Note 1
BTech – (M+4)
Occupational Hygienist
 08
BSc Hons – (M+4)08
Occupational Hygienist
 08
MPH – (M+5)
Occupational Hygienist
 09
MSc – (M+5)
Occupational Hygienist
 09
Doctorate or PhD – (M+>5)
Occupational Hygienist
 10
BOHS Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene   Occupational Hygienist Note 1

Note 1: These designations do not have formal SAQA NQF ratings but are included as part of our RPL procedure

  

Certification Scheme

 

Certification Level 1: Occupational Hygienist Assistant (OHA)

Certification Level 2: Occupational Hygienist Technologist (OHT)

Certification Level 3: Occupational Hygienist (OH)

QUALIFICATION REQUIRED

FOR CERTIFICATION

· Grade 12/Matric (M)/ NQF Level 4

· Mine Environmental Control Practical (UNISA)(note 1)

· Mine Environmental Control Intermediate(note 1)

· OHTA’s Foundations Module in Occupational Hygiene Module (W201) (note 1)

 

 

 

·National Diploma & National Higher Diploma (e.g.  ND Env Health, DPH) – (M+3)/NQF Level 7

· BSc Degree – (M+3)/NQF Level 7

· Intermediate Certificate in Mine Environmental Control)(note 1)

· Passed all 6 the Intermediary OHTA Modules (M+3) and obtained the     Intermediary OHTA Certificate in OH (ICertOH) (note 1)

 

· BTech – (M+4)/NQF Level 8

· BSc Hons – (M+4)/NQF Level 8

· Certificate in Mine Environmental Control (Advanced) (note 1)

· MPH – (M+5)/NQF Level 9

· MSc – (M+5)/NQF Level 9

· Doctorate or PhD – (M+>5)/NQF Level 10

· BOHS Diploma of professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene

Note 1: These designations do not have formal SAQA NQF ratings but are included as part of our RPL procedure

 

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