This book covers the design, implementation, and auditing of structured occupational health and safety management systems (SMS), sometimes referred to as safety programs. Every workplace has a form of SMS in place as required by safety regulations and laws.
The Design, Implementation, and Audit of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems describes some of the elements that constitute an SMS, the implementation process, and the auditing of the conformance to standards. It covers more than 60 processes, programs, or standards of a system, and gives important background information on each element. Guidelines and examples show how to design and implement the risk-based processes, programs and standards, and how to audit them against standards.
The text is based on actual SMS implementation experiences across a wide range of industries. It offers a roadmap to any organization which has no structured SMS. It will guide them through the process of upgrading their health and safety processes to conform to local and international standards. It will lead them away from relying on reactive safety measures such as injury rates, to proactive actions which are measured by the audit of the system.
- Covers more than 60 elements of a safety management system (SMS)
- Provides practical examples of how to design, implement, and audit a structured SMS
- Based on actual SMS implementation experience across a wide range of industries
- Presents the integration of an SMS into the day-to-day functions of the organization
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. The Philosophy of Safety. 3. Principles of Safety Management. 4. Other?? Part 1: Safety Leadership and Organization. 5. Health and Safety Policies: Management leadership and Involvement. 6. Safety Authority, Responsibility and Accountability. 7. Health and Safety Management Systems (SMS). 8. Safety, Health and Environmental Policies/Standards/ Processes. 9. Safety Performance Indicators? Part 2: Objectives. 10. Risk Management (HIRA). 11. Risk Assessment. 12. Health and Safety Representatives. 13. Employee Consultation and Participation. 14. Safety Inspections. 15. Safety Posters and Signs. 16. Safety Suggestion Schemes. 17. Written Safe Work Procedures and Job Observation. 18. Safety Induction Training. 19. Communication, Safety Newsletters, Videos, Safety Publicity Boards. 20. Health and Safety Committees. 21. Continuous Improvement Program. 22. Safe Management of Change. 23. Employee job Specifications. 24. Safety and Health Auditing Internal External 3rd party Internal SMS Audits. 25. Safety Competitions. 26. WorkPermits. 27. Health and Safety Training. 28. The Safety Coordinator ANSI Std. 29. The Industrial Hygienist. 30. Management SMS Review. 31. Annual Report: OH and Safety. Part 3: Workplace Environment Conditions. 32. Housekeeping. 33. Hygiene Amenities. 34. Stacking and Storage Practices. 35. Environmental Control (Pollution). 36. Labelling. 37. Color-Coding. 38. Demarcation of Work Area. 39. Structures, Buildings, Floors, and Openings. 40. Industrial Hygiene. 41. Hearing Conservation. 42. Occupational Stress. 43. Scrap,Waste and Refuse Bins. Part 4: Accident and Near Miss Incident Reporting and Investigation. 44. Register of Injuries and Diseases. 45. Accident and Near Miss Incident Reporting and Recording. 46. Accident and Near Miss Incident Investigation. 47. Near Miss Incident Reporting System. 48. Injury, Damage, Loss Statistics. 49. Accident and Near Miss Incident Recall. 50. Return to Work Program. 51. Cost of Risk. Part 5: Emergency Preparedness, Fire Prevention and Protection. 52. Fire Risk Assessment. 53. Fire Prevention and Protection Equip. 54. Alarm Systems. 55. Emergency Plans. 56. Flammable Substance Storage. 57. First Aid. 58. First Aid Stations and Equipment. 59. Firefighting Drill and Instruction. 60. Fire Prevention Coordinator. Electrical, Mechanical and Personal Safeguarding. 61. Portable Electrical Equipment. 62. Fixed Electrical Installation. 63. Arc Flash Safety. 64. Ground-Fault Interrupters. 65. Machine Guarding. 66. Ladder Safety. 67. Safety Signs. 68. Hazardous Substance Control. 69. Welding Safety. 70. Hand Tools. 71. Illumination. 72. Ergonomics. 73. Lockout (Energy Control Systems). 74. Personal Protective Equipment. 75. Blood Borne Pathogens Program. 76. Return to Work Program. 77. Public Safety. 78. Contractor Safety Program. 79. Food Safety Program. 80. Safety Check-Lists.