Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Authored by: Charles Redinger

Global Occupational Safety and Health Management Handbook

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138626720
eBook ISBN: 9780429056475
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Managing occupational health and safety (OH&S) hazards and risk has traditionally been driven by governmental regulations, often referred to as command-and-control approaches. Over time, and with advances in organizational science, nonregulatory approaches for OH&S management have proliferated. This is seen in nongovernmental consensus standards, as well as innovative approaches developed by professional organizations and companies. A theme in these newer approaches is the application of system-based principles and methods to OH&S management. This is observed with the evolution of formal OH&S management system (OHSMS) standards and guidelines.

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