OHSAS 18001 Occupational, Health and Safety Management System
What is OHSAS 18001?
A way to measure management systems that control OH&S risks and improve performance It does not state specific performance criteria
It does not specify the exact design of the management system Based around elimination / minimisation of risk, to ‘mitigate’ risk Requires continual improvement; prioritize
Requires conformance with an organisation’s own safety policy
What is OH&S Management System?
Voluntary management system Integrates OH&S hazards into business process Identify, assess and control hazards relating to business Anticipates and meets OH&S performance expectations Applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type, or level of maturity.
Occupational, Health and Safety Policy
Clearly states overall OH&S objectives Authorised by top management Appropriate to nature & scale of OH&S risks
Documented, implemented, and maintained Communicated to all employees Available to interested parties
Occupational, Health and Safety Planning
Hazard identification, risk assessment, and risk control Legal and other requirements Objectives OH&S management program Results of hazard/ risk analysis
Legal & other requirements
Accident/ injury history
Results from previous investigations
Previous audit results Internal Organizational requirements
Measurable objectives Managements programs
Implementation & Operation
Structure and responsibilities Training awareness and competence Consultation and communication
Documentation Document and data control Operational control
Emergency preparedness and response
Checking and Corrective Action
Performance measurement & monitoring Procedures should be in place to monitor how well H&S objectives are met
Quantitative and Qualitative Proactive Reactive
Equipment required for monitoring should be maintained and calibrated T his document is a partial preview.
Checking and Corrective Action
Audit Internal Auditors should determine: If the H&S system conforms to planned arrangements & the std. If it has been implemented and maintained properly If it is effective in meeting policy and objectives It should review the results of previous audits It should provide information to management It should be based on previous audit and risk assessment results If possible, the auditor should be independent of the audited activity This document is a partial preview.
What Does OHSAS Require?
A Health & Safety Management System must be established and maintained Instructions and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all personnel in compliance with relevant national and international regulations This document is a partial preview. Management commitment Management review
Continual improvement This document is a partial preview.
PDCA in OH&S Management System
Plan - Assess risk, identify applicable regulations Do - Identify responsibility and accountability, training, communicate, control and prepare for emergencies. Check - Monitor, Record, Audit Act - to improve
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