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OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor Training

July 2017 | 120 pages | ID: OC34BF048DDEN
NetZealous LLC DBA GlobalCompliancePanel

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OH&S management systems enable an organization to control its OH&S risks and improve its performance. Workers in factories face health and safety risks. Health and safety problems and hazards that workers face include the following:
  • Poor working conditions
  • Exposure to toxic materials or chemicals
  • Long working hours
  • Work-induced stress
  • Excessive noise levels
  • Risks to life, eyes, and limb while working with machinery
The health and safety of a worker is influenced by conditions of the workplace and by non- work related factors that can be potentiated by the workplace. Workplace effects on human health and safety are not restricted to only the on- site workplace or the worker.

Keeping this fact in mind, in 1970, (OSHA) was established as a comprehensive occupational safety and health law “to assure so far as possible for every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve human resources.” In addition, OHSAS 18001 specification and the accompanying OHSAS 18002 guidelines have been developed as audit standards to implement assuring the safety of employees in compliance with the requirements set out in OHSAS 18001 and OHSAS 18002.

OHSAS 18001/18002:

Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, published by the British Standards Institute. (BSI)
  • OHSAS 18001 specification gives requirements for an OHSMS
  • OHSAS 18002 explains the requirements of the specification and shows you how to work toward implementation and registration.
  • It is not an ISO standard, but integrates well with ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment), and applies to any organization.
  • OHSAS 18001 does not state specific occupational health and safety (OH&S) performance criteria. It sets a baseline and implements continuous improvement.
Advantages of becoming OHSAS 18001-registered
  • Competent health & safety practices helps identify, eliminate or minimize injury, illness or disease in the workplace.
  • Reduces the number and severity of injuries and claims by systematically and effectively managing OHS risk – often reducing costs.
  • Gives a structured approach to managing OH&S
  • Increased regulatory compliance
  • Top management involvement
  • Increased employee awareness & involvement
  • Positive image with customers and other stakeholders
Scope of OH&S Management Systems

The scope of an OH&S management system, applicable to any organization, includes:
  • Establishing an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimize risk to employees and other interested parties who may be exposed to OH&S risks associated with its activities;
  • Implementing, maintaining and continually improving an OH&S management system;
  • Assuring itself of its conformance with its stated OH&S policy;
  • Demonstrating such conformance to others
Overview of the Requirements of the OHSAS 18001 Standard

Plan – Do – Check – Act

Plan - Establish the objectives and processes needed to deliver the results (in line with the OHSMS).

Do - Implement the needed processes of the OHSMS.

Check - Check the processes against the policy, objectives, targets, regulations, and report the results. (Auditing)

Act - Take actions that will continually improve the OHSMS.
It covers the following areas:
Sections 4.1 to 4.6
4.1 General requirements
4.2 OH&S policy
4.3 Planning
4.4 Implementation and operation
4.5 Checking
4.6 Management review
The second component of the OH&S is to plan how to achieve the commitments made in the OH&S Policy.
The final key component of the OH&S system is to do regular Management Reviews.
Prepare the Checklists:
4.2 OH&S Policy
Read the procedure for the OH&S Policy in the Eco Toy Co Manual, section OHS-4.2
Review the checklist for 4.2 in the student manual
Write any additional question on the checklist that you would like to ask to verify that E.T.C. is following their procedure.

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