CHIEF GOVERNMENT CHEMIST

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This Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Carry out chemical analysis of water and waste water, sediment, soil, vegetables, fish and hazardous wastes, blood, urine, cosmetics, detergents, disinfectants, chemicals and their products;
  • Develop, validate and review analytical methods of sampling and chemical analysis of environmental samples including drinking water, surface water, waste water, sediment, soil, vegetables, fish and hazardous wastes, occupational health samples, industrial and consumer chemicals and products;
  • Prepare, implement and review Standard Operating Procedures for chemicals and their products laboratory analysis;
  • Conduct applied research on matters related to chemicals and their products, environmental safety, occupational health and safety issues;
  • Develop guidelines and standard procedures for management and disposal of obsolete chemicals and chemical wastes;
  • Participate in Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes to facilitate accreditation of the laboratory analytical methods;
  • Provide scientific advice and advisory services on matters related to environmental laboratory activities;
  • Interpret and review analytical results and prepare reports of laboratory findings/results for use in the court of law or elsewhere;
  • Carry out Quality Control Monitoring and surveillance in water and waste water treatment facilities, pollution sources, geological sites and chemical substances;
  • Conduct emergency inspection, sampling and chemical laboratory analysis of environmental samples, occupational health samples, chemicals and chemical products on matters of national or public interest;
  • Implement Quality Management System and laboratory accreditation requirements;
  • Prepare technical specifications for purchase of laboratory instruments, reference standards, chemicals and reagents, reference books and consumables; and
  • Assess the Environmental Laboratory Section risk, analysis and implement mitigation measures accordingly.

This Section will be led by a Manager

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