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ROLES OF A

SAFETY OFFICER
ROLES OF A SAFETY OFFICER
Objectives
At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

1. Learn the relevant OSH Standards that Safety


Officer is carrying on.
2. Know the duties and responsibilities of Safety
Officer.
3. Learn the accountabilities and limits as Safety
Officer.
Department Order No. 16 Series
2001
RULE 1032 : Definitions

Safety Officer - refers to any employee / worker


trained and tasked to implement occupational
safety and health programs in the workplace in
accordance with the provisions of the Standards
and shall be synonymous to the term “Safety
Man” as used in these Standards.
The principal function of the Safety Man is to act
as the employers' principal assistant and
consultant in the application of programs to
remove the hazards from the workplace and to
correct unsafe work practices
Serves as Secretary to the Health and
Safety Committee
Submits to the employer a report of the
activities of the committee, including
recommendations made
Acts in an advisory capacity on all matters
pertaining to health and safety for the guidance
of the employer and the workers
Conducts investigation of accidents as
member of the Health and Safety Committee
and submits his separate report and analysis of
accidents to the employer
Coordinates all health and safety training
programs for the employees and employer
Conducts health and safety inspection as
member of the committee
Maintains or helps in the maintenance of an
efficient accident record system and coordinates
actions taken by supervisors to eliminate accident
causes.
Provides assistance to government agencies in
the conduct of safety and health inspection,
accident investigation or any other related
programs
For purposes of effectiveness in a workplace
where full-time safety officer is required, he
shall report directly to the employer
Duties and Responsibilities
 Advocate, implement and administer the company’s
programs and policies
 Ensure safety information to employees through IEC
materials
 Dispense PPE for protection
 Submit requirements to the government agencies
Duties and Responsibilities

 Maintain a constant audit of all existing, planned,


and proposed installations, processes, and
procedures for unsafe conditions or acts.
 Develop and present training programs to all
supervisors.
Authority

 Much authority is given


 Authority necessary to meet
responsibilities.
 Without authority, safety
professional will not fulfill
responsibilities.
Accountability
 Performance Criteria:
 Reduction of the frequency and severity of accidents.
 Reduction of costs stemming from accidents.
 The efficiency and smoothness of a department's
operations within operations of the plant as a whole.
Relationships
 Manager
 proper interpretation and fulfillment of the duties and
responsibilities and related authority
 Department heads and supervisors.
 The safety engineer is responsible for providing
advice and guidance about safety and industrial
hygiene
 Employees.
 providing advice and guidance about any employee's
specific job or work area.
Relationships
 Unions.
 fulfilling his contractual obligations regarding matters
of safety and health.
 Outsiders.
 establish appropriate relationships with professional
and organizational groups.
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