An on Site Safety and Health Officer, (SSHO) monitors workplace activities to ensure that workers comply with company policies and government safety regulations. The duties of this job vary by employer, but safety officers typically have responsibilities pertaining to policy development, safety inspections, safety training and compliance with the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration, commonly known as OSHA. Some safety officers, such as those in the construction industry, must have several years of field experience to qualify for this type of job.
Developing and implementing safety policies helps employers reduce accident-related costs and prevent losses due to a decline in productivity. The safety officer determines what policies are needed and solicits input from managers and workers. Once a policy has been finalized, the safety officer alerts workers about the change and monitors compliance. He may also ask each employee to sign a statement acknowledging receipt of the information.
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