The Departmental Health & Safety Officers (DHSOs) are departmental representatives for health and safety issues and form part of the University of Otago Employee Participation System. Their main functions are:
- To complete hazard identification and maintain the hazard registers for their Department. Any hazard requiring escalation should be reported to their supervisor or HOD.
- To oversee incident reporting for the department including investigations utilising the health and safety IT system.
- To complete the staff induction for new staff with respect to health and safety requirements
The DHSO study day is designed to provide a regular update and professional development for all DHSOs.
2022 DHSO study day details:
- Time: TBA
- Cost: Free