Kindly go through the duties of welfare officer below:
The general duties of the Welfare Officer shall be-
(a) to ensure fulfilment on the part of the Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or firm of obligations under the provisions of these Regulations and maintaining a liaison with the Inspector;
(b) to ascertain what further welfare facilities are needed, how best they can be provided and make suggestions for their establishment;
(c) to make sure that the available welfare facilities provided under the Regulation or otherwise are being properly maintained and utilized.
(d) to ensure adequate supervision of the amenities provided, especially as regards canteens, rest rooms, washing and toilet facilities and drinking water;
(e) to examine grievances voiced by the dock workers in respect of welfare facilities and other amenities;
(f) to ensure first aid, medical treatment and other assistance for dock workers who are injured in the course of their employment in dock work and are in need of vocational rehabilitation due to disablement caused due to injury;
(g) to assist in the organisation of recreational facilities and educational courses and advise on individual personnel problems and education of children;
(h) to promote relations between the Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or a firm and dock workers which will ensure productive efficiency as well as amelioration in the working conditions and to help dock workers to adjust and adapt themselves to their working environments;
(i) to take interest in the working of Safety Committee of the Port; and
(j) to encourage and assist in the organisation of Safety propagation, Safety Weeks, training courses, suggestion schemes, safety awards, etc. and such other duties as may be assigned by the Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or a firm which have a bearing on the welfare of the dock workers.
24th February 2008 From India, Madras