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Elections to the occupational health and safety organisation

The elections to the occupational health and safety organisation at Aarhus University are being held in the first quarter of 2018. Employees will elect occupational health and safety representatives for occupational health and safety groups and occupational health and safety committees.

The election is an important part of the cooperation at AU on well-being and efficiency – and thus about ensuring a good work environment! All employees are encouraged to support the election by standing for election and by voting in the election.

What happens when?

In the fourth quarter of 2017, managers at all levels decide the framework for the future occupational health and safety organisation in cooperation with the staff members on the committees. From the beginning of December, you can see what the occupational health and safety organisation at AU will look like from 1 March 2018 on this page.

At the beginning of 2018, the elections are held for the occupational health and safety groups and the occupational health and safety committees. The occupational health and safety representatives are elected from among all employees. Managers are appointed to the occupational health and safety groups and occupational health and safety committees by their senior managers.

You can read more about the time schedule and rules governing the election here:

See how the current occupational health and safety organisation looks like here

Read more about the role of the Employee representative here:

    Special information for managers

    As a manager, you have a special role in connection with the election. Whether or not you are a formal part of the occupational health and safety organisation, you can still play your part in ensuring that the election goes smoothly.

    All managers must work together to ensure a good work environment. In connection with the election, this means that you have to help draw attention to the role and the tasks of the occupational health and safety organisation, while at the same time helping to establish a good framework for the election. Managers must not participate in the actual election.

    Read more about how the election is held and the various roles in the occupational health and safety organisation here:

    Special information for employees

    Become an occupational health and safety representative – stand for election.

    Being an occupational health and safety representative at AU is a unique opportunity to help make a difference by maintaining and developing a good work environment in cooperation with your colleagues at your workplace.

    Read more about the role of the occupational health and safety representative and how to stand for election here:

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