The Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee

The Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee (HAMU) is the university’s supreme occupational health and safety body.

The Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee plays an important role in that it lays down and coordinates the university’s occupational health and safety efforts at a general level, across the faculties and the administration and in close collaboration with the Main Liaison Committee.

The Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee discusses the details of the occupational health and safety themes with a view to advising the senior management team.

Who are the members of the Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee?

The committee consists of the rector, who is chair, an occupational health and safety representative and a management representative from each faculty and the administration as well as one student representative.

The occupational health and safety representatives on the committee are elected by and from among the members of the individual Faculty Occupational Health and Safety Committees/Administration Occupational Health and Safety Committee (FAMU/AAMU).

The management representatives are appointed by the rector.

The members of the Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee contribute to raising the standards of the university’s overall occupational health and safety work based on their knowledge of and experience with the faculties’ and the administration’s occupational health and safety work.

The tasks of the Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee are to:

  • Prepare and establish objectives and action plans within the field of occupational health and safety.
  • Establish and implement general rules and guidelines for the occupational health and safety work.
  • Initiate interdisciplinary occupational health and safety projects and reviews, as required.
  • Discuss solutions to occupational health and safety issues which cannot be resolved by the local occupational health and safety bodies.
  • Obtain and use occupational health and safety data to launch joint initiatives for addressing cross-organisational problems at AU.
  • Cooperate with the Main Liaison Committee on, for example, AU’s staff policy and workplace assessment (WPA).