The occupational safety specialist takes an advisory position in companies and supports the team.
The occupational safety specialist is a specially trained person who, among other things, supports the company with the company doctor in the tasks relating to the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
According to the regulations of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), companies are obliged to appoint an external occupational safety specialist on a regular basis. From a company size of at least 20 employees collaboration with a specialist for occupational safety is mandatory. These act as a contact and advisory person and support companies in the implementation of safety-relevant topics and measures.
The specialist for occupational safety stands next to the leading company doctor directly under the company's management. The occupational safety specialist has only an advisory position and accordingly does not assume a leadership role in the respective organization. However, no person other than the plant management may give instructions to the occupational safety specialist on the performance of activities.
An occupational safety specialist pursues the goal of supporting the company in all areas of occupational safety. The responsible areas of responsibility are defined in the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Which extent the tasks take depends individually on the dangers for the security in the respective enterprise. The following tasks are performed by the occupational safety specialist:
The following section explains the consulting activities, audits and implementation of occupational health and safety measures:
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