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OHS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

OHS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

The "Planning” section of both documents also addresses the consideration of legal and other requirements, the setting of objectives and targets, and the formulation of OHS management plans. Under the heading of OHS management plans, AS/NZS 4801 notes that: "The creation and use of a plan is a key to the successful implementation of an OHSMS. The plans should describe how the organisation's targets will be achieved, including time-scales and personnel responsible for implementing the organisation's OHS policy. This plan may be sub- divided to address specific elements of the organisation's operations. The plan should include an OHS review of new activities. The plan may include, where appropriate and practical, consideration of planning, design, production and maintenance. This may be undertaken for current and new activities, products and services."
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Part 2 OHS management systems

Part 2 OHS management systems

Understanding the current status of OHS management within the organisation, and acting to improve is an on-going management responsibility. Information for the review/analysis can be gathered by interviews, checklists, inspections, audits, records reviews, or comparisons with similar organisations (ie benchmarking – refer to MLA OHSMS Benchmarking Process document). Data can also be sourced from accident, incident and first-aid records, workers compensation data, or other data that the organisation holds eg, absenteeism, sick leave or industrial

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The Safe Use of Pesticides: A Risk Assessment Procedure for the Enhancement of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management

The Safe Use of Pesticides: A Risk Assessment Procedure for the Enhancement of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management

where the possible re-entry of the operator was included (RE-ENTRY), as well as a reducing factor considering the experience of the operator (SKILL), while PPE considers the status of the personal protective equipment and FREQ indicates how many times in a year the operator carries out activities involving the use of pesticides. With reference to the latter aspect, it has to be noted that, according to the current Italian OHS legislation, the employer has to update the risk assessment document at least yearly. As far as the time t is concerned, t M , t A , t R , and t RE represent the percentage of time dedicated to the MIX, APPL, REPAIR, and RE-ENTRY activities, respectively in a working day, taking into account that according to the Italian OHS legislation the duration of a working day is of 8 h. In other words, we assumed that the sum of these factors is not more than 100% of time of a regular working day, since the abovementioned activities cannot overlap each other as they are carried out sequentially by one operator only in a working day. Regarding the factor SKILL, the criteria used to introduce this aspect in Equation (2) are based on the information provided by the technical guideline provided by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) [ 76 ], where the skills of the operator are estimated considering its experience in carrying out a specific task.
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TWINNING PROJECT FICHE FOR ORGANISATIONAL MODERNIZATION OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OHS) MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

TWINNING PROJECT FICHE FOR ORGANISATIONAL MODERNIZATION OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OHS) MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

These MTE’s will be active between three and six months each over the active lifetime of the project, divided into an average of four missions each. It could well be that a MS might propose a single candidate who is competent to fulfil more than one MTA position, and this could be an advantage. Each MTE must have a counterpart in OHS or in the pilot region. These counterparts must at least be on the level of a Departmental General Manager.

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Risk assessment application through fmea technique in the scope of ohs management system in forestry sector (non wood forest products sample)

Risk assessment application through fmea technique in the scope of ohs management system in forestry sector (non wood forest products sample)

Which risk assessment approach should be used depends on such several factors as the content and course of work, technical complexity and the features of activities (Müller, 2008). At this point, FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), which can be used in each sector, is a systematic method that aims to detect failures in advance, prevent the system problems from arising vigilantly and evaluate the probable reasons of failures rather than detect the failures afterwards and fix them (failure management). While FMEA was commonly used in the manufacturing sector, especially in automotive sector, as a primary estimation technique in the past (Elliott, 1998), it has come into use lately in all sectors for the purpose of preventing failures (Çevik and Aran, 1999). Unlike the conventional risk assessment, the integration of “detectability” factor makes a significant difference (Akın et al., 1998). FMEA finds solutions by handling firstly the failure types that could best contribute to the overall system instead of improving all the hundreds of failure types (Kahraman and Demirer, 2010). The first step in analyzing the failures through FMEA is to identify these failures.
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performance measurement continues to be an area of interest and importance to OHS professionals and their organizations.

performance measurement continues to be an area of interest and importance to OHS professionals and their organizations.

With the proliferation of occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) in the 1990s, an assessment instrument was developed at the University of Michigan to measure a wide range of OHSMSs. Due to the range of systems it was designed to measure, the instrument is referred to as a universal assessment instrument (UAI). Initial evaluation of the instrument’s first four sections is reported here. This study shows that the UAI’s initiation measurement criteria and measurement scales could make distinctions between the OHS management systems at three test sites. This was particularly evident in the case in an organization in which a standards-based OHSMS was not implemented. In this case the UAI’s two measurement scales could distinguish between areas that were being developed (development scale) and areas that were in conformance with the measurement criteria (conformance scale). The score totals were consistent with the qualitative assessment using case study methods during field pilot testing; with the exception of Section 2.0, Employee Participation, in which scoring at one test site was not consistent with case study findings. It is suggested that the variables/measures presented in the UAI’s OHSMS initiation organizing category may contain performance measures that may serve as key leading indicators of overall OHS performance.
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Kensington Primary School. Volunteer Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Induction Handbook

Kensington Primary School. Volunteer Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Induction Handbook

To comply with the requirements of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act 2004 and the Victorian OHS Regulations 2017 the Department of Education and Training (the Department) has implemented an OHS Management System (OHSMS) in all Victorian Government schools.

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Contractor OHS Assessment Tool. A helpful guide to assist in assessing a contractor s OHS performance before engaging them for work on your mine site

Contractor OHS Assessment Tool. A helpful guide to assist in assessing a contractor s OHS performance before engaging them for work on your mine site

If you haven’t assessed contractor performance then the site should conduct a check of the contractor’s OHS management system - using the information and tools in this publication - their personnel, equipment and materials and processes/procedures. This tool is useful in rating a contractor’s capability against the level of risk involved in the contract - the higher the risk the higher their capability must be. This document assists contractor managers to assess potential contractors’ capabilities to fulfil the contract safely. The following checks should also be made:
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Education for Future Teachers to OHS Principles - Safety in Chemical Laboratory

Education for Future Teachers to OHS Principles - Safety in Chemical Laboratory

professional education, capability growth, retraining, postgraduate courses and acquirement of new skills and competences (Act No. 355/2007 Coll. on Protection Issue)of occupational safety and health protection as well as methods of risk´s prevention is a subject of education at schools which prepare students for exercise of a profession (Líšková, Nádaská & Pavelová, 2006).. It is also included in requalification and skill-improving process for adults. The above mentioned Act provides general principles for implementation of OSH principles. On behalf of occupational safety and health protection the following obligatory provisions are ensured: implementation of measures with regard to all circumstances related to work and in accordance with legal regulations and other regulations designed to ensure occupational safety and health protection, improvement of working conditions and adapting them to employees, taking into consideration the current and foreseeable changes of circumstances and the state of scientific and technological knowledge, identification of dangers and hazards, assessment of risks and drawing up a written document on risk assessment in all activities. It is further ensured that the safety and health of the employees are not threatened by the workplace, access roads, working equipment, materials, working procedures, manufacturing procedures, arrangements of workplaces and work organisation, and that the safety and health of the employees are not threatened by chemical factors, physical factors, biological factors, factors influencing the psychological workload and social factors. Harmful factors of the environment and workplace are physical, chemical and biological factors, which according contemporary knowledge of science cause or can cause health disorders, and also stress factors caused by living conditions which adversely affect the physiologic and psychic functions of peoples. In this article we point out that education and nurture focused on observance of OHS principles is very important preventive factor against accidents caused by chemical substances and chemical mixtures.
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The Current Experience and Training of Romanian Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Professionals

The Current Experience and Training of Romanian Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Professionals

Abstract The study is about history of health and safety legislation in Romania, about European tools, empowerment procedures, organisations and association in the field. It`s an overview about European tools to allow people free movements all around European Union (EU). The study presents tools which identifies the fundamental skills, the most important abilities and knowledge that people would need to be recognised, in order to allow free movements all around European employment market. The study is about possibilities to be voluntary recognised as a health and safety professionals across EU and why not, around the world. It`s a brief list of ways of transfer and recognition of learning experiences in Europe, including vocational education and training, for a better understanding of qualifications from different EU countries. The research presents ENSHPO (The European Network of Safety & Health Professional Organisations) and EUSAFE (European project) voluntary certification procedures for occupational health and safety professionals (OHS) and where the Romanian practitioners are placed, if their qualifications could be recognised through Europe. The research presents the necessary characteristics for a well-developed profession, as mentioned by Ferguson & Ramsay [1] and also presents IOSH, the most valuable health and safety professional association and the necessary steps for Romanian OHS practitioners to build a strong association. IOSH is the model of a profession and Romanian practitioners could learn to become Charted Members. The European Union single market - as well as the increasing number of companies operating across Europe that are applying a consistent set of safety and health standards to their work sites - has created a great need for safety and health managers with credentials that are recognised at a Pan-European level. The absence of a harmonised, agreed system for the mutual recognition of safety & health qualifications at a European level creates uncertainty about professional competence across countries within Europe and may create problems for multinational companies in the effective use of their safety and health expertise. It also forms a barrier for safety and health professionals wishing to offer their services across the EU. Knowing their training level is necessary to determine the
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Benchmark OHS Consulting Pty Ltd The Leading Edge in Safety and Training

Benchmark OHS Consulting Pty Ltd The Leading Edge in Safety and Training

• BSB41407 Certifi cate IV in Occupational Health & Safety • BSB40807 Certifi cate IV in Frontline Management • TLI30207 Certifi cate III in Transport & Logistics (Road Transport) • TLI30107 Certifi cate III in Transport & Logistics (Warehousing & Storage) • TLI31107 Certifi cate III in Transport & Logistics (Logistics Operations) • SIT30707 Certifi cate III in Hospitality • SIR30207 Certifi cate III in Retail Short Course Qualifi cations:

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ARTS Course Expectations Regarding Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

ARTS Course Expectations Regarding Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Students will: Demonstrate an understanding of safe laboratory practices by selecting and applying appropriate techniques for handling, storing, and disposing of laboratory materials (e.[r]

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CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY, HEAVY VEHICLE OPERATIONS CS-OHS-78

CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY, HEAVY VEHICLE OPERATIONS CS-OHS-78

 All necessary scheduling, journey and route information is accessible.  Transport operators Schedulers are responsible for scheduling driver work and rest hours and work rosters within strict fatigue management requirements. Other than suspending an activity because of a potential risk to health and safety, CS Energy must not alter, direct or seek to influence a Driver’s schedule.

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HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE. PHOTOGRAPH: Amanda Ohs November 2014

HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE. PHOTOGRAPH: Amanda Ohs November 2014

65 Cambridge Terrace and setting have high contextual significance as it is one of a group of adjacent buildings designed by Warren & Mahoney on Cambridge Terrace constructed over a [r]

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OFFSHORE HELICOPTER SAFETY (OHS) & EMERGENCY BREATHING SYSTEMS (EBS)

OFFSHORE HELICOPTER SAFETY (OHS) & EMERGENCY BREATHING SYSTEMS (EBS)

All persons who successfully complete the course based on the performance standards will receive: A Survival Systems Training certificate for Offshore Helicopter Safety, valid for three[r]

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Some practical applications of e-learning in OHS and ergonomics in higher education

Some practical applications of e-learning in OHS and ergonomics in higher education

Safety audits are a vital way of verifying that a company’s safety management is working properly. Several methods have been developed for supporting safety auditing: questionnaires, interviews, observations and document reviews. Safety management system in six Estonian enterprises were assessed using Diekemper & Spartz (1970) (D&S) method, which was modified by Kuusisto considering the demands of the OH&S standard OHSAS 18001:2007 (Diekemper, 1970; Kuusisto, 2000). The investigated enterprises were selected from the manufacturing industries. These enterprises’ assessments are given as the examples for students.
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The OHS regulatory challenges posed by agency workers: evidence From Australia

The OHS regulatory challenges posed by agency workers: evidence From Australia

At present in Australia OHS legislation is largely the responsibility of State and Territory governments (although the federal government has recently announced its intention to take control of the area). Like OHS legislation in the UK, Canada and many other countries the legislation enacted by the various state and territory jurisdictions has largely been built upon the model established in the UK Robens Report (1972) and includes general duty provisions identifying the responsibilities of various parties, including employers, self-employed persons (such as contractors and sub-contractors), employees, designers, suppliers, importers and manufacturers of plant, equipment and substances for use at the workplace. These duties place greater responsibilities on employers in comparison to employees in recognition that the former exercise far greater control of the workplace and work processes. With regard to other parties, duties are allocated commensurate with a chain of responsibility in relation to how, when and to what extent their decisions or actions may contribute to a safe and healthy work environment. Hence responsibility for faultily designed and manufactured machinery may principally reside with those who designed, manufactured or supplied it, especially if the employer using the equipment took all reasonable steps to purchase machinery they believed to be safe and used it appropriately (in terms of tasks and the training of operators etc). In short, the law allocates responsibility to multiple duty-holders and a single event or failure may give rise to simultaneous contraventions of the same or different duties by an array of parties. OHS agencies have developed principles which, together with a consideration of the facts in each case, they use to decide the degree of blame (affecting the charge brought and penalty sought) in relation to breaches involving more than one party. The clearest example is in relation to subcontracting arrangements where if, as often happens, both the subcontractor and principle contractor are at fault agencies are likely to seek to impose a more serious penalty on the latter because of the greater degree of control they exercise. As will be seen below a similar approach has been taken in relation to cases involving labour hire firms.
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The OHS Professional Capability Framework A Global Framework for Practice Role, Knowledge and Skills

The OHS Professional Capability Framework A Global Framework for Practice Role, Knowledge and Skills

standing of a core range of hazards and hazard controls. As necessary, the OHS Professional should also liaise with and enlist the assistance of OHS spe- cialists with deeper knowledge bases which may not be core to the OHS Professional, but are important in the overall risk picture. These specialists include, among others, ergonomists, occupational/industrial hygienists, organisational/occupational psycholo- gists, occupational health professionals and profes- sionals from allied professions such as engineers, fire protection engineers/specialists and physiothera- pists. OHS Professionals trained initially as general- ists may themselves develop these or other deeper specialisations relevant to their industry or type of employment as part of their career development. The OHS Professional may also collaborate with experts from disciplines such as sustainability, en- vironmental protection, product safety, emergency response, security, rehabilitation and mental health, law and insurance. The OHS Professional should have sufficient understanding of each of these fields to identify the potential need for involvement with professionals in these and other disciplines.
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Safeguarding Australians: mapping the strengths and challenges towards sustainable improvements in OHS education and practice

Safeguarding Australians: mapping the strengths and challenges towards sustainable improvements in OHS education and practice

an award. The training featured: knowledge preparation through a variety of modes including themed lectures, guest lecturers, access to multimedia library resources, a professional learning facilitator, mini interpersonal skills sessions selected by the individual learner from a menu of choices, and pre-module self- study material; a competitive environment with limited time; a facilitator whose role was to tease and challenge the teams as much as possible; and all teams working on the same topic (Swuste & Arnoldy, 2003). While the outcomes were positive and learners tackled the task with enthusiasm and effort, the program provided insight into the challenges of using such teaching and learning strategies in OHS professional education. Some learners had difficulty adjusting to the lack of structure and the need for self-directed learning; they also were unwilling to challenge guest lecturers to engage in rigorous and rich discussion. Other factors identified as potentially impacting on the learning outcomes were the quality of the guest lecturers, the skill of the facilitator in creating a sense of pressure and urgency, and the skill of panel members in turning the final presentation from a contest into a real learning experience (Swuste & Arnoldy, 2003).
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Frequently Asked Questions: New and Revised OHS Regulations as of June 12, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions: New and Revised OHS Regulations as of June 12, 2013

This means if there are specific training requirements listed in any standard adopted by NS OHS regulations, this section would apply and a worker must be trained but only to the extent to which the person is using the equipment described by the standard; for example, CSA standard Z797, clause 9, lays out the training requirements for erectors and users of access scaffolding. If an erector or user will only be erecting or using a certain type of access scaffold, then they only need to be trained in “the types of access scaffold systems to be encountered”, not all types of scaffold that may be covered by the standard.
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