OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
For implementing health and safety policy, we must learn the health and safety management system. What is the health and safety risk? How can identify health and safety risk? We can learn more about the health and safety management system. Today, in this step we are connecting with Mr.Sad Abdul Wasea who is presenting the above subject. Enjoy with this learning method.
OHSAS 18001 is the Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Need to perform internal audits on occupational health & safety management systems and to contribute to the continual improvement of the management system. Now we want to know what the Safety is. Safety means condition of being protected against physical, occupational, psychological, social, spiritual, political, emotional or other types or consequence of failure or damage. Also Safety can be defined to be the control of recognized hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk.
Now question where we need the OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Only in the corporate office? OHSAS 18001 is appropriate for all types of institution wanting to become more efficient in managing and reducing accidents in the workplace. Like certification body, organizations will prove to their staff, suppliers and customers that they take health and safety seriously.
Accomplishment of OHSAS 18001, have been developed in response to customer require for a familiar occupational health and safety management system standard against which their management system can be assessed and verified.
The benefits of an successful OHSAS management system:
- Establishes and maintains a commitment to occupational health and safety
- Demonstrates strong commitment to safety excellence
- Place with clear roles and responsibilities
- Continuous improvement
- Strong trust and communication
- Contributes to business performance by reducing cost and liabilities
Occupational Health and Safety is based on:
The process of recognizing that a hazard exists (source or situation with the potential to cause harm in terms of human injury or ill-health).
The process of evaluating the risk arising from the hazard (combination of the likelihood of a
hazardous event or exposure and the severity of injury or ill health that can be caused by the event of exposure).
Determination of applicable controls
Measures relevant to eliminate or reduce risk to an acceptable level. Measures are based on the Hierarchy of control measures.
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Standard uses a management approach tool called the PDCA cycle. PDCA is an ongoing process that enables an organization to establish, implement and maintain its health and safety policy based on top management leadership and commitment to the safety management system.
It consists of the following:
Plan – Establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the organization’s OH&S policy.
Do –Implement the process.
Check –Monitor and measure performance against OH&S policy, objectives, legal and other requirements, and report results.
Act – Take actions to continually improve OH&S Performance.
OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. By having an obviously defined management system in place to identify and control health and safety risks, organizations are able to reduce risks to their employees and visitors or outside contractors on their premises. The standard will facilitate organizations to put in place processes for continually reviewing and improving occupational health and safety.