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OHSAS 18001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide

Book Description

An essential guide to OHSAS 18001

We say 'take care' as we wave our loved ones goodbye in the morning, but how often is this message taken into the workplace?

In this easy-to-understand and timely pocket guide, Naeem Sadiq, examines the Understanda as it gears up to meet OHSAS 18001 standards of occupational health and safety.

Real-world scenarios

Using a wide variety of fictional 'real world' scenarios, Sadiq demonstrates the hazards that might be present in a workplace, how to assess risk, how to manage OHSAS 18001 implementation and how to communicate its implementation through all levels of management.

Sadiq takes the complex, and often impenetrable, concepts that surround health and safety and presents them with absolute precision and clarity.

A sound understanding of OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001: Step by Step is more than a primer. Besides giving the reader a sound understanding of OHSAS 18001, the pocket guide can be used as a step-by-step instructional manual for anyone tasked with implementing operational health and safety standards in the workplace.

This pocket guide gives its readers:

  • A comprehensive explanation of OHSAS 18001 and its implications
  • An understanding of how OHSAS 18001 can be implemented through the PDCI (Plan-Do-Check-Improve) management principle
  • A 'how-to' guide for establishing an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Policy
  • A 'how-to' guide for identifying risks and controls within the organisation
  • An understanding of the law; the legislative and contractual OH&S requirements to which an organisation subscribes
  • An explanation of how OH&S objectives can be determined and established, and how to apportion responsibility and accountability throughout the organisation
  • Clear understanding of OH&S accountability and the need for diligent record-keeping
  • A 'how-to' guide for setting up a training, competence and awareness regime
  • Understanding of how OHSAS 18001 protects not just colleagues, but customers and contractors who enter your workplace
  • Expert guidance on how to deal with emergencies.
  • Buy this pocket guide and protect your workforce with OHSAS 18001!

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    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title
    3. Copyright
    4. Foreword
    5. About the author
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Disclaimer
    8. Contents
    9. Chapter 1: What is OHSAS 18001?
    10. Chapter 2: OH&S Management System General Requirements (Clause 4.1)
    11. Chapter 3: Occupational Health and Safety Policy (Clause 4.2)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. An example occupational health and safety policy of Safe & Sound Inc. (SSI)
    12. Chapter 4: Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Determination of Controls (Clause 4.3.1)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
    13. Chapter 5: Legal and Other Requirements (Clause 4.3.2)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. Records to be kept
    14. Chapter 6: Objectives and Programme(s) (Clause 4.3.3)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
    15. Chapter 7: Resources, Roles, Responsibility, Accountability and Authority (Clause 4.4.1)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. Records to be kept
    16. Chapter 8: Competence, Training and Awareness (Clause 4.4.2)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. Records to be kept
    17. Chapter 9: Communication, Participation and Consultation (Clause 4.4.3)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. Records to be kept
    18. Chapter 10: Documentation and Control of Documents (Clause 4.4.4 and 4.4.5)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
    19. Chapter 11: Operational Controls (Clause 4.4.6)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
    20. Chapter 12: Emergency Preparedness and Response (Clause 4.4.7)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. Records to be kept
    21. Chapter 13: Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation of Compliance (Clause 4.5.1 and 4.5.2)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
    22. Chapter 14: Incident Investigation, Non-Conformity, Corrective and Preventive Action (Clause 4.5.3)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. Records to be kept
    23. Chapter 15: Control of Records (Clause 4.5.4)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
    24. Chapter 16: Internal Audit (Clause 4.5.5)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. Records to be kept
    25. Chapter 17: Management Review (Clause 4.6)
      1. Summary of requirements
      2. How can these requirements be met by an organisation?
      3. Records to be kept
    26. Appendix A: Sample Procedure for OH&S Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Determination of Controls
      1. Records to be kept
    27. Appendix B: OH&S Hazard and Risk Register
    28. Appendix C: Types of OH&S Hazards
    29. Appendix D: Sample Procedure for Training Competence and Awareness
      1. Records that must be kept
    30. Appendix E: Documents Required by OHSAS 18001
    31. Appendix F: Sample Procedure for Critical Pressure Equipment (CPE)
      1. Records that must be kept
    32. Appendix G: Sample Procedure for ‘Permit to Work’
      1. Records that must be kept
    33. Appendix H: Sample Procedure for Fork-lift Trucks
    34. Appendix I: Sample Format for a Non-Conformity Report (NCR)
    35. Appendix J: Sample Format for OH&S Record Control
    36. Appendix K: Sample Input Report for OH&S Management System Review
      1. ‘Permit to work’ system audit conducted in April 2011
      2. Emergency preparedness and response audit in May 2011
      3. Compliance with legal and other applicable requirements
    37. Bibliographic Notes
    38. ITG Resources