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Health and Safety Management

A Definition of Health and Safety Management.
“Organised efforts and procedures for identifying workplace hazards and reducing accidents and exposure to harmful situations and substances”.  

Another:  “Regulations and procedures intended to prevent accident or injury in workplaces or public environments”.

It also includes training of personnel in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and use of protective clothing and equipment.

Health and Safety Management

An effective safety and health management system has five primary elements:
• Management Commitment
• Employee Involvement
• Workplace Analysis
• Hazard Prevention and Control
• Safety and Health Training

This systematic approach integrates occupational safety and health objectives into the company’s organisational structure.
The results of a system approach include:
• An effective system supports the organisation’s philosophy.
• Safety and health policies and goals are clearly communicated.
• Accountability for implementing the system is understood and accepted.
• Long-term solutions are implemented rather than one-time fixes.
• Evaluation of results over time promotes continual improvement.
• An effective system positively impacts the company’s bottom line.

Elements of a Safety and Health Management System
The following elements are described throughout these guidelines in an effort to help you develop and implement an effective system.
• Management Commitment and Planning
• Employee Involvement
• Safety and Health Training
• Worksite Analysis
• Hazard Prevention and Control

Compliance with the OHS Act can be onerous and many companies realise that they need to use a Specialist Company to Manage their Health and Safety regulations.   EMPOWERisk, acting as your Agent, specialises in the execution of the Health and Safety Act and its regulations.

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