The District Health And Safety Chairman is directly responsible to the District Vice Chairman of Program and will:
� Serve as the liaison between the Council's Health and Safety Committee, the district committee, unit leaders and youth members. It is essential to regularly attend the Council Health And Safety Committee meetings and activities to keep informed of the current BSA policies and procedures related to health and safety, youth protection, accident prevention, emergency preparedness, health education, fitness and aquatics regulations.
� Develop a close relationship with the district training chairman in an effort to better communicate the aims and purposes of health and safety to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and all adult leaders.
� Develop a close relationship with the district vice chairman of program to provide assistance and guidance relating to the following areas of camp operations: medical and health procedures, fire safety, sanitation, emergency procedures, traffic safety, etc.
� Establish contacts with professional associates in the field of health, safety, fitness, accident prevention, and aquatics who have an interest in the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, and would themselves be available to the district as needs may require their expertise.
� Assist with pre-camp and post-camp inspections of the installations/sites used for district and council events.
� Recommend medical and health examination requirements for district and council events.
� Assist with the evaluation of serious accidents or illnesses that may occur during council, district, and unit activities.
� Constantly promote the image of health and safety by being alert and responsible for needs as described in the BSA Safety "Sweet 16".
� The District Health and Safety Chairman serves as an essential member of the district committee and works with the commissioner staff and unit leaders directly.
February 10, 2006