Each department is required to appoint a Department Safety Representative. The representative appointment is recommended to be for a two (2) year period. This is to establish stability to the department's safety program. Responsibilities of the Department Safety Representative include:
- Administer the Department Safety Program.
- Assist Department and County management in the promotion of safety awareness and educational programs.
- Recommend departmental safety policies, procedures, rules, and standards to ensure safe working practices and conditions.
- Maintain accident reports, occupational injury/illness records, and the County Safety Manual.
- Review accident reports to determine types of injuries/illnesses and their causes, and recommend corrective actions, as necessary, to the Safety Council and County Risk Manager.
- Recommend and provide safety training within the department where appropriate; document training on Record of Safety Training.
- Act as departmental liaison with the County Risk Manager in disseminating information and providing information to the Risk Management Division.
- Maintain a Safety and Health bulletin board with current information, such as Cal/OSHA log, bulletins, minutes of safety meetings and other related information.
Click here for the list of Safety Representatives within each County Department: