Chef for Organisationsudvikling og Arbejdsmiljø, AU HR
Dato: 20. December 2013
Ref: albe / jje
Recipient(s): AU’s Occupational Health and Safety Organisation and others
Description of roles and responsibilities for work environment contact at AU HR.
AU HR, Organisational Development and Working Environment have, since 2012, had a contact scheme whereby each main academic area and AU Administration are allocated a specific work environment contact. The contact is an occupational health and safety expert and provides secretariat services for the main occupational health and safety committees (HAMU/FAMU/AAMU).
The aim of the scheme is that each main academic area has an occupational health and safety partner from AU HR who is familiar with the area’s work environment. The contacts also contribute to knowledge sharing and coordination across the main academic areas and the Occupational Health and Safety Organisation at Aarhus University.
Workplace and organisational placement
The work environment contacts are based at AU HR, Organisational Development and Working Environment unit – Team Work Environment – and report to the AU HR, Organisational Development and Working Environment manager. The contacts cover the following areas:
Advises the management, the Occupational Health and Safety Organisation and employees about occupational health and safety issues.
Acts as secretariat for HAMU/FAMU/AAMU; sends out notices of meetings and agendas. Prepares appendices as well as minutes which are sent to relevant recipients (for example committee members, dean, department heads and the Occupational Health and Safety Organisation).
Continually informs the main occupational health and safety committees about relevant news and new legislation within the field of occupational health and safety.
Contributes to organising the main area’s annual consideration of occupational health and safety issues and advising the local occupational health and safety committees on preparations.
Contributes to initiating, implementing and following up on the workplace assessments at main area level.
Is responsible for FAMU/AAMU’s occupational health and safety website in collaboration with local occupational health and safety and communication representatives.
Presents annual statistics on industrial injuries and expenses relating to industrial injury compensation claims as well as statistics on the use of psychological counselling etc.
Informs on new occupational health and safety rules and legislation as well as on decisions from AU’s Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee (HAMU) which are relevant for the individual main academic areas and the AU Administration.
Supports the Occupational Health and Safety Organisation with regard to elections, the composition of the organisation and informing on the possibilities for supplementary education.