In most departments, these roles will be filled by more than one individual; in smaller departments, one person may fill two or even all three roles. The larger and more complex the department (multiple units, buildings, programs and activities, widely disbursed geographically), the more consideration should be given to adding assistant safety officers.. This page explains the roles, responsibilities and resources for people in these positions. The Supervisor/Director has the authority and responsibility to implement and enforce all aspects of the plan. The Safety Officer/Logistics Coordinator acts under the authority of the Supervisor/Director. Together, they educate, enable, and enforce.
Additionally, all departments shall designate, on every shift, an assistant safety officer or supervisor (does not have to be onsite [this can also be the department’s safety officer] but must be able to be contacted by phone and come on site during the shift to resolve a health and safety issue), who shall have the authority to stop or modify work activities to ensure work conforms to UVM’s mandatory Covid-19 health and safety requirements.