According to legal experts, an occupational health & safety management system (OHSMS) is one of the best ways to demonstrate due diligence in a court of law. It's also a proven way to improve operational efficiencies and gain a competitive advantage. In anticipation of new OHSMS accreditation and employer recognition programs in Ontario, the business case for an OHSMS is even more compelling. But how do you choose the right standard? And where do you begin?
This half-day, instructor-led course covers the fundamentals of management systems and provides participants with an overview of current management system standards applicable to occupational health and safety. It also prepares participants to guide their organization in choosing and implementing an OHSMS standard that is best for their organization.
The course is delivered only by WSPS experts qualified in management systems.
This course is delivered in a public classroom and/or can also be delivered in an on-site location.
Please contact Customer Care at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) for more information about availability and on-site pricing.
- Differences between safety programs and occupational health & safety management systems
- Components of an OHSMS
- Key drivers and rationale for considering an OHSMS
- Management systems structure - Plan-Do-Check-Act
- Established OHSMS standards to choose from
Upon completion, you will be able to
- List the components of an occupational health & safety management system (OHSMS) and differentiate between a safety program and an OHSMS
- List the relevant drivers and explain the rationale for considering an OHSMS
- Describe the components of the Plan-Do-Check-Act model and how this model applies to an OHSMS
- Identify available OHSMS standards and discuss their key characteristics, benefits and drawbacks
Individuals who are interested in implementing an OHSMS in their workplace including:
- Managers & supervisors of OHS, human resources, quality, operations
- OHS professionals