Our team at CannAmm has the opportunity to connect with a wide range of individuals in the health and safety industry. Whether this is people in safety roles, donors, or designated employer representatives, our team provides each individual with the detailed service they need.
Have you ever wondered who in your organization attends to the elements that go into occupational testing? These would be your designated employer representatives (DERs). Though this role has the potential to carry many responsibilities, this varies depending on the individual’s clearance level. In every health and safety program, there will be one or more DERs. Overlooking elements of occupational safety in the workplace, these individuals’ responsibilities can include booking, billing, training, and/or enforcing negative and positive test result procedures. This not only helps keep the work environment safe but also keeps a level of confidentiality between the employer and employee.
Organizations select one or more of their employees to be DERs. Depending on the responsibilities assigned to the DER, this individual may be trained to recognize and react to unsafe occurrences in the workplace. This ensures that employees are fit for duty. Training to recognize the use and suspected use of drugs or alcohol is a key asset for this position. A DER with this responsibility is authorized to assess employees in safety-sensitive positions. The outcomes of this assessment are if they are to remain or be removed from duty. Yet, DERs responsibilities don’t end here. Check out below to learn more about the responsibilities that could fall under a DER.
Though not every DER will hold each of the above responsibilities, they may cover one or several of them. This is determined based on the individual’s clearance levels and organizational structure.
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