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How can personal certificates help your company’s health & safety?

If your company is in the process of establishing an OH&SMS (Operational Health and Safety Management System) certified according to OHSAS 18001, or already has one, then all of the assistance you can harness to attain and maintain good performance is most welcome. Whatever the size of your organization, you …

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4 crucial techniques for convincing your top management to implement OHSAS 18001

When you are trying to make the case for implementing an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OH&SMS) according to the requirements of OHSAS 18001, it can be difficult to convince management that this would be a good project to implement at your company. Many managers think that if they …

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Case study: Implementing OHSAS 18001 in a Facilities Management company

Facilities Management is described as “the integration of processes within an organization to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities,” according to The Professional Body for Facilities Management. This sector has grown rapidly and is now worth billions of dollars to …

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How detailed should your occupational health & safety policy be?

One of the mandatory elements of OHSAS 18001 is establishing an OH&S (operational health and safety) policy. Given that this is a central part of any OH&SMS (Operational Health and Safety Management System), it may come as a surprise that many organizations are unsure about how to do this, and …

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Case study: Implementing OHSAS 18001 in the restaurant business

The restaurant business is a sector of huge turnover, employment, and public use on a world-wide scale, ranging from the local café to massive fast food chains and super restaurants seen in major resort cities such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City. One thing all these restaurants have in common …

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How to sell your OHSAS 18001 consulting service

In many business sectors, OHSAS 18001 consulting services are very much in demand. Many modern organizations work on a “project” basis, and tend to hire OH&S (operational health and safety) consulting services on a project basis depending on the sector that the specific project is in. So, given that this …

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Where does health & safety management fit into your organization?

Many modern organizations rightly value employee safety and well-being. Generally, this is reflected in the establishment and operation of an OH&SMS (Operational Health and Safety Management System), often certified to OHSAS 18001. Along with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 is one of the most commonly applied business standards across …

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How can startups benefit from OHSAS 18001 implementation?

During the early life of any business there are many considerations to be made, and it is not unusual for finances to play a major part in deciding what projects take precedence over others. As such, OHSAS 18001 may not always be top priority for a startup, as the perception …

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How to ensure your OHSAS 18001 investment is profitable

Many organizations that implement OHSAS 18001 do so because it is expected in the sector it operates in, or because top management recognize it is an excellent way to establish, safeguard, and encourage employee well-being. In our previous article: How much does the OHSAS 18001 implementation cost? we examined the cost …

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What to look for when hiring an occupational health & safety professional

Hiring an OH&S (operational health and safety) manager is a serious undertaking for any business, and one that’s critical that you get right the first time if possible. If you have an OH&SMS (Operational Health and Safety Management System) that is certified according to the OHSAS 18001 standard, then you …

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What is the purpose and content of an OHSAS 18001 internal audit report?

The internal audit is one of the key elements in any OH&SMS (Operational Health and Safety Management System) that is certified according to OHSAS 18001 and, as such, producing an audit report to ensure that all vital information is captured and effective actions can be taken is also critical. Given …

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Identifying health & safety hazards in IT network installation operations

The network installation sector has been a growing industry worldwide since the computer age began in earnest in the mid-1990s, and remains so to this day with the likelihood that you will be using some sort of network to read this article. As demand for computer usage in business and …

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