Should the officer appointed as safety officer on a ship also be the medical officer?

No. Because the safety officer has to investigate all accidents, he should avoid direct involvement with any medical treatment, if possible, so that he can carry out his investigation of any personnel accident as soon as possible.

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Following the occurrence of an accident on board, what should the safety officer do?

Can the safety officer order the resumption of any work that he has ordered to be stopped?