OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY EXPERTISE SERVICE
Who provides the Occupational Safety Expertise service?
Occupational safety specialist service is provided by persons who have the Occupational Safety Specialist certificate authorized by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
What does the Occupational Safety Expertise service cover?
1.1 The planning, organization and implementation of the work, including the design, condition, maintenance, selection and materials used, of the design, machinery and other equipment, regarding the work done and changes to be made in the workplace, the selection, supply, use, maintenance, storage and testing of personal protective equipment. To make suggestions to the employer in order to ensure that it is maintained in accordance with the occupational health and safety legislation and general occupational safety rules.
1.2. To inform the employer in writing about the measures to be taken regarding occupational health and safety.
1.3. To investigate the causes of work accidents and occupational diseases that occur in the workplace and to make suggestions to the employer by working on the measures to be taken to prevent their recurrence.
1.4. To investigate the causes of events that occur in the workplace but do not cause death or injury, but have the potential to harm the employee, equipment or workplace, and make suggestions to the employer.
- Risk assessment
2.1. Participating in the work and implementation of risk assessment in terms of occupational health and safety, making suggestions to the employer about the health and safety measures to be taken as a result of the risk assessment and following up.
- Work environment surveillance
3.1. To monitor the working environment, to plan the periodic maintenance, controls and measurements that should be done in accordance with the occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace and to control their applications.
3.2. Participating in the work carried out for the prevention of accidents, fires or explosions in the workplace, making suggestions to the employer in this regard, and following the practices; to participate in the preparation of emergency plans for situations such as natural disasters, accidents, fires or explosions, to monitor and control the conduct of periodic trainings and exercises on this subject and to act in line with the emergency plan.
- Education, information and registration
4.1. Working on the planning of occupational health and safety training of employees in accordance with the relevant legislation, presenting it to the employer’s approval and making or controlling its applications.
4.2. To prepare the annual evaluation report, in which the occupational health and safety studies related to the work environment and the results of the work environment surveillance are recorded, in cooperation with the workplace doctor, in accordance with the example in ANNEX-2.
4.3. Organizing the information activities for the employees, presenting them to the employer’s approval and controlling the implementation.
4.4. To prepare occupational health and safety instructions and work permit procedures to be used where necessary, to submit them to the employer’s approval and to control their implementation.
4.5. (Annex: OJ-11/10/2013-28792) To inform the OHS Clerk of the information regarding occupational health and safety issues to be determined by the Ministry.
- Cooperation with relevant units
5.1. To make assessments about work accidents and occupational diseases together with the occupational physician, to prepare the necessary preventive action plans by making examination and research to prevent the dangerous event from recurring, and to follow up the practices.
5.2.To prepare the annual work plan, which includes the activities related to occupational health and safety to be carried out in the next year, together with the workplace doctor.
5.3. To work in cooperation with the occupational health and safety board of which it is a member, if any,
5.4. To support the work of employee representatives and support staff and to cooperate with these people.