Health & safety officers are elected by the employees from among their number. Agreements on the appointment, number and duties of the health & safety officers are agreed locally between the occupational safety representative and work supervisors.
The health & safety officer represents the personnel in occupational safety matters. The officer is required to be involved in the processing and implementation of occupational health issues at the workplace, such as occupational health reports prepared by the health care organizations, and official inquires and investigations of accidents and near misses. Health & safety officers are entitled to attend to the occupational safety issues during their work time subject to local agreement.
The contact details of the health & safety officers are posted on your workplace's bulletin board or available from the shop steward or union officials.