OHS Management Systems

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) An Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) helps business owners align health and safety with the organization's overall strategic planning. It is a proven system of procedures and processes that employers implement to continually improve health and safety, reducing the risk of injury and illness and holding senior leaders accountable.

Simply put, implementing an OHSMS is an organizational commitment to continually put health and safety at the forefront of the organization's business plans. To an employee, the existence of an effective OHSMS is confirmation that their safety and well-being matters.

An OHSMS helps raise your business to a new level of performance. It not only enhances the organization's brand and reputation, but improves ROI and sets the course for growing a dynamic workplace safety culture.

Need more information? Read the OHSMS frequently asked questions.
 

Key OHSMS developments

  1. The MOL is drafting an accreditation and employer recognition program for Ontario businesses that successfully implement an OHSMS. To learn more, read this article "What you need to know about Bill 70".
  2. A new International OHSMS Standard, ISO 45001, was released in 2018. To learn more about this standard, visit the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) website.
  3. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has posted a draft Canadian adoption of ISO 45001. To read the draft OHSMS standard Z45001, visit the CSA website. The draft will be available for public review until January 4, 2019. CSA Login required.

Benefits to implementing an OHSMS

  • Improved OHS and business performance.
  • Stronger competitive advantage.
  • Improved brand impact and ROI.
  • Enhanced employee trust and loyalty.
  • Improved employee relations as H&S needs are continually being addressed.

YES! I'm interested in learning more about OHSMS. So what do I do now?

At WSPS, we can help you take a fresh look at your health and safety strategy and then empower you to choose an OHSMS standard that's right for your business. From training solutions that support current OHSMS standards to OHSMS gap analyses, internal audits and/or implementation support - our trusted experts are ready to answer questions and help you every step of the way. Call us today! 1-877-494-WSPS (9777).

Training

Management Systems An Introduction (1/2 day)

Management Systems An Introduction (1/2 day)

NEW Introduces the fundamentals of management systems and prepares you to guide your organization in selecting a relevant OHS management system standard.

1 scheduled date(s)
  • Classroom
  • On-site
$249.00

OHSAS 18001 Essentials (2 days)

OHSAS 18001 Essentials (2 days)

This course will provide participants with a better understanding of the key requirements of the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety specification
  • Classroom
  • On-site
$925.00

OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor (2 days)

OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor (2 days)

This course provides participants with the knowledge to evaluate the adequacy of an OHS policy and to audit their OHS management system against overall OHS objectives and in accordance with established audit criteria.
  • Classroom
  • On-site
$925.00

Z1000 Essentials OH&S Management System Implementation (2 days)

Z1000 Essentials OH&S Management System Implementation (2 days)

Improve your organization's occupational health and safety performance with the goal of preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
  • Classroom
  • On-site
$925.00

Z1000 Internal Auditor (2 days)

Z1000 Internal Auditor (2 days)

This course provides the tools to help you ensure your organization is in compliance with the Z1000 OHS management system standard and to continuously improve performance against objectives.
  • Classroom
  • On-site
$895.00

E-Courses

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (English)

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (English)

Knowledge to implement a health and safety management system suited to your organization's needs.

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$64.00

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (French)

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (French)

Knowledge to implement a health and safety management system suited to your organization's needs.

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$64.00

Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (English)

Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (English)

Knowledge needed to implement an HSE management system.
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$99.00

Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (French)

Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (French)

Knowledge needed to implement an HSE management system.

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$99.00

Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems: Awareness

Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems: Awareness

Knowledge to implement a health and safety management system suited to your organization's needs.
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$0.00

Articles

Bill 70: your questions answered here

Bill 70: your questions answered here

The Ministry of Labour is now wrapping up a public consultation process on a new initiative that would encourage workplaces to apply a management system approach to health and safety. The initiative will also recognize workplaces that achieve success. WSPS eNews asked Stephen Oakley, WSPS' Director, Management Systems, what's involved and what's in it for employers.
Dec 06, 2017
FAQs about health and safety management systems

FAQs about health and safety management systems

Bill 70, passed in December, instantly caught the attention of Ontario's business community by enabling an accreditation process for companies with a health and safety management system. But how do you know if implementing a management system is right for your business?

Mar 15, 2017
CSA's OHS standards: tools for enhancing business performance

CSA's OHS standards: tools for enhancing business performance

As progressively more complex issues drive organizational performance, businesses are looking at management systems to help them improve workflow and operational efficiencies, facilitate decision-making, stimulate change and growth, and at the same time complement rather than replace existing business processes. CSA standards are one such management resource.

Sep 03, 2013