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Occupational Health & Safety Worker (OHSW)

Definition - What does Occupational Health & Safety Worker (OHSW) mean?

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) workers are people who work for different OHS organizations to promote safer work environments for workers. These workers could be employed by national or local government, and many larger organisations have their own Health and safety workers. These employees monitor any potential risk, follow up on any complaints and help to foster a workplace ethos of safe practice in all tasks.

Safeopedia explains Occupational Health & Safety Worker (OHSW)

Occupational Health and Safety workers deal with employees physical and mental well-being. If you feel that your employer is putting you at risk either physically or mentally, an OSH worker is a good first point of contact as they can connect you with different organizations that can assist with the situation. OSH workers are often responsible for the purchase of ergonomic and safety equipment in the workplace.

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