Occupational Health and Safety Committee

The Occupational Health and Safety Committee is a company health and safety body required at companies employing more than 20 employees (Section 11 German Occupational Health and Safety Act (Arbeitssicherheitsgesetz – AsiG)).
The Occupational Health and Safety Committee is responsible for providing advice on matters and problems relating to occupational health and safety and accident prevention. It meets once every quarter.
Subjects for discussion include:

  •   analysing accidents at Kiel University
  •   presenting new laws, regulations and accident prevention rules
  •   proposing and preparing in-house measures for prevention, first aid,    fire safety and company healthcare provision
  •   assessing site inspections
  •   advising on issues of safety work and medical provision at work
  •   building work within the workplace (incl. wheelchair accessibility, railings, stairs)

The members of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee at Kiel University are:

  •   The Chancellor
  •   Representatives from both Personalvertretungen (staff representatives)
  •   Representative body for the disabled
  •   In-house doctor   
  •   Safety Engineering
  •   The elected representatives of the safety officers
  •   Facility Management employees
  •   Personnel Development Division employees
  •   The authorised representative for radiation safety

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