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EHSQ Specialist



Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024


We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

BASF’s regional division EMEA Europe, Middle East, Emerging Europe, and Africa. BASF operates in more than 50 countries in the region. For BASF the EMEA region is our most important market.


As part of the Africa Responsible Care and Quality organization, the successful incumbent will be expected to provide professional guidance (legal, technical, and other applicable EHSQ standards) to BASF sites, to ensure compliance with all legislative and BASF Responsible Care (RC) as well as other applicable standards. Duties include the following:

  • Provide professional guidance as the EHSQ Specialist to ensure compliance with Responsible Care and Occupational Health and Safety legislation at all BASF sites in the division

  • Drive legal compliance and lead internal and external audits

  • Coordinate and ensure the implementation of BASF Group Health and Safety Policies, Standards, Procedures, and Best Practices

  • Support sites in conducting safety risk assessments, inspections, and exposure assessments related to hazardous chemicals

  • Review and analyze risk assessments, propose counter-measures, and monitor implementation

  • Support incident investigations and ensure proper recording, reporting, and investigation of accidents and incidents

  • Ensure regular health and safety meetings are held and minutes are kept

  • Ensure contractors adhere to health and safety specifications

  • Drive the culture of safety ownership with a strong emphasis on behavior-based safety

  • Inspect and evaluate working areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations and industry standards


  • Tertiary qualification in Science or Technical Field

  • Minimum of 4-8 years experience in an EHS position

  • Formal qualification and knowledge of EHS (e.g. OHS Act) Legislation and related SANS codes are desirable

  • Formal qualification in SHEQ systems (SAMTRAC, NEBOSH TQM, etc.) will be advantageous

  • Fluent in English and fully computer literate

  • Excellent communication skills to align with customers, service providers, experts, and relevant functions

  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle with willingness and ability to travel

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.