Arbo Preventie Medewerker (APM)

English translation: occupational health and safety officer

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Dutch term or phrase:Arbo Preventie Medewerker (APM)
English translation:occupational health and safety officer
Entered by: Melanie Niesink
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20:22 Mar 9, 2018
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Safety / HSE regulations
Dutch term or phrase: Arbo Preventie Medewerker (APM)
De KAM (Kwaliteits- Arbo- en Mileu) coördinator is gecertificeerd Arbo Preventie Medewerker (APM) en doet indien nodig nader onderzoek naar een ongeval.

This sentence appears in a procedure on industrial accident and/or incident prevention and related reports.

I understand exactly what is meant but cannot find /verify the English translation. The word 'prevention' rather throws me here as the objective is clearly to promote HSE. Is it simply HSE Officer?

Many thanks in advance, Melanie
Melanie Niesink
Netherlands
Local time: 08:30
occupational health and safety officer
Explanation:
see e.g. JurLex:

preventiemedewerker
(arbo) health and safety officer, occupational health and safety officer
(m.b.t. drugs) prevention worker

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Note added at 17 mins (2018-03-09 20:39:28 GMT)
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see also: https://www.arboportaal.nl/onderwerpen/preventiemedewerker

I'd probably add "preventiemedewerker" in brackets after it the first time it appears in yr text, thus:

"Occupational Health & Safety Officer (Preventiemedewerker)"
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Michael Beijer
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:30
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Thanks Michael!
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occupational health and safety officer


Explanation:
see e.g. JurLex:

preventiemedewerker
(arbo) health and safety officer, occupational health and safety officer
(m.b.t. drugs) prevention worker

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Note added at 17 mins (2018-03-09 20:39:28 GMT)
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see also: https://www.arboportaal.nl/onderwerpen/preventiemedewerker

I'd probably add "preventiemedewerker" in brackets after it the first time it appears in yr text, thus:

"Occupational Health & Safety Officer (Preventiemedewerker)"

Michael Beijer
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:30
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Thanks Michael!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: It needs tweaking to avoid the repetition of "arbo" in the Dutch. "Preventie" refers to accidents, and is often mistranslated as "prevention" when it means safety.
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agree  Kitty Brussaard
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agree  katerina turevich
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agree  Tina Vonhof: I don't think it's necessaryadd anything in brackets but if you do, then give the complete Dutch term, including 'arbo'.
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