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18001 Health and Safety Management Systems: A Complete Guide to OHSAS and VPP Implementation

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18001 Health and Safety Management Systems: A Complete Guide to OHSAS and VPP Implementation is designed to help organizations develop an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S-MS) that conforms to OHSAS 18001 requirements and/or OSHA VPP.

Although this guide focuses on OHSAS 18001 requirements and VPP, the systems approach also applies to other health and safety standards, like ANSI/AIHA Z10-2012 and CSA Z1000-06.  By providing this proven approach along with customizable OHSAS 18001 audit checklists, this guide is recognized as a valuable resource for organizations that are working towards an OHSAS 18001 certification.  Using the included OHSAS 18001 gap analysis tool, companies can also effectively improve their current health and safety management systems.

Corporate EHS directors, audit managers, quality managers across all manufacturing sectors, as well as service industries and especially multinational organizations use this guide.

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Benefits

  • Authored by trained and experienced lead OHSAS 18001 assessors and recognized experts in safety management systems
  • Describes a detailed step-by-step process for developing and implementing an OH&S-MS that meets OHSAS 18001 requirements and VPP requirements
  • Provides guidance to companies seeking to conduct hazard and risk analyses of their facilities, comparing and contrasting four different methods used to conduct a review
  • Incorporates examples of procedures required for certification that can be customized for use at various facilities
  • How to use Six Sigma techniques and tools for root cause analysis, and corrective and preventive action are also included in the case studies
  • Identifies the documentation that must be developed and provides samples
  • Helps organizations ensure occupational health and safety compliance and enhance their overall health and safety performance

Topic Areas

  • How to begin development of an OH&S-MS.
  • Critical success factors in developing an OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • OHSAS 18001 Gap analysis tool
  • Implementation of an OHSAS 18001 OH&S-MS
  • Records management
  • OHSAS 18001 certification and VPP registration processes.
  • ANSI/AIHA Z10-2012 overview.
  • CSA-Z1000-06 Overview
  • Case studies and sample content

Features

Overview Summarizes the overall requirements of each clause
OHSAS 18001 Requirements and Contextual Analysis Presents in clear terms specific requirements of the clause and describes how the requirements of the clause relate to other OHSAS 18001 clause requirements
Key Concepts Provides important definitions and interpretations
VPP Requirements Compares and contrasts VPP with OHSAS 18001
Recommended Approach Presents a proven approach to implementing the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and/or VPP
Task List Summarizes the specific tasks necessary to implement your OH&S-MS in accordance with both these requirements
Core Elements for Success Identifies areas on which to concentrate during OH&S-MS development
Audit Hints Offers insider tips about which procedures and practices certification auditors or VPP examiners will expect to see on inspection
Case Studies Incorporates case studies that enable users to gain hands-on insight into the actual development of an OH&S-MS
Supplementary Materials Includes examples of procedures, programs, sample documents and forms that can be adapted for users’ own programs
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Loose-leaf paper format may also be available for some publications. Contact us or call 1-800-251-0381 for inquiries.
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