01.07.2008

Effective Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems

Every day, workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities cause immeasurable pain
and suffering to employees and their families.

Effective Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS) have proven to be a
decisive factor in reducing the extent and severity of work-related injuries
and illnesses. SHMS will result in reduced injury-related costs.These savings,
when properly administered, will exceed the cost of a workplace SHMS.

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
has published a fact sheet - including a check list - convincing employers to
install an effective Workplace Safety and Health Management System.

The critical elements of an effective SHMS are:

  • management commitment and

  • employee involvement;

  • worksite analysis;

  • hazard prevention and control;

  • training for employees, supervisors and managers.



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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration