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Use Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 18001 to Enhance Workplace Safety (MFG188E)

Presented by: William A. Levinson, P.E.
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Comply with OHSAS 18001 to Implement Preventive Actions to Ensure Your Employees’ Safety

While compliance with occupational safety laws is already mandatory, the the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 18001 (BS OHSAS 18001) a British standard that provides a "structured management system that is integrated within the organization", has been introduced for improving safety even further. The standard stresses, in fact, that a program of occupational health and safety reviews and audits may not be adequate to ensure regulatory compliance. The principle is the same as for quality, as stated originally in ISO 9001:1987. "Technical specifications may not in themselves guarantee that a customer's requirements will be consistently met, if there happen to be any deficiencies in the specifications or in the organizational system to design and produce the product or service." That is, isolated quality assurance activities may not, in the absence of a quality management system (QMS), prevent the generation and even shipment of nonconforming work. OHSAS similarly prescribes requirements for a system of interrelated and mutually supporting safety-related activities.

Join this session with expert speaker William A. Levinson who will help you add additional proven safety practices that either make accidents impossible or else empower your workers and other relevant parties to initiate preventive action before accidents happen. OHSAS 18001 users will also have a head start on ISO 45001, which is expected to be released at the very end of 2017.

Session Highlights

  • Discuss how the OHSAS 18001 uses a plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle of continual improvement, and stresses the process approach that was similarly emphasized by ISO 9001:2000 and reinforced further in subsequent revisions of that standard
  • Learn how many well-established and off-the-shelf safety improvement techniques are excellent fits for OHSAS 18001
    • Clause 3.9 defines incidents as including near-misses, for which the hiyari hatto ("experience of almost accident situation") empowers workers and other relevant interested parties (mentioned in clause 3.10) to initiate corrective and preventive action (CAPA) for accidents that have yet to occur.
    • Clause 4.3.1 stresses the superiority of elimination of the hazard and engineering controls, both of which make an accident physically impossible, over administrative controls that rely on compliance and vigilance for effectiveness
  • Clause 4.3 relates essentially to planning for safety, a concept similar to planning for quality
    • Clause 4.3.1 includes hazard identification and risk analysis (HIRA), for which numerous off the shelf resources are available
    • Clause 4.3.1 also mentions management of change (MOC), the importance of which cannot be overemphasized
  • Learn about the remainder of the standard, and how it is very similar to ISO 9001, including:
    • Responsibility, accountability, and authority
    • Competence, awareness, and training
    • Communication
    • Control of documents and records
    • Operational controls
    • Performance monitoring and measurement
    • Incident investigation, control of nonconformity, and CAPA
    • Internal audit
    • Management review
  • Understand why the standard also calls for emergency response plans
  • Learn about how workplace safety committees also can play an important role in hazard identification and auditing
  • Understand the importance of OHSAS in making safety part of a management system rather than the responsibility of, for example, a safety department
  • Understand how OHSAS is highly compatible with ISO 9001, and its successor (ISO 45001) is expected to be designed to conform with ISO 9001:2015 and related management systems
  • Learn to use widely recognized and off the shelf safety techniques in conjunction with OHSAS 18001
  • Understand that elimination of the hazard is the best approach. Engineering controls, error proofing, and "can't rather than don't" are meanwhile superior to administrative controls that rely on vigilance and compliance
  • Learn how lockout-tagout prevents accidents during maintenance
  • Know Henry Ford's twelve principal root causes for accidents—and how to use recognized and generally accepted techniques to eliminate them
  • Apply hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA) to address safety issues
  • Recognize the issue of management of change (MOC) as it relates to safety as well as quality
  • Be sure to make CAPA results available in a Lessons Learned data base to deploy results to related activities; this supports ISO 9001:2015 clause 7.1.6

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs or company executives
  • Compliance and safety officers
  • Directors of risk management
  • Directors of human resources
  • Regulatory compliance agents
  • Risk advisors – insurance companies
  • Process technicians
  • Warehouse managers
  • General employees
  • Site supervisors
About Our Speaker(s)

William A. Levinson | Quality and Productivity Management SpeakerWilliam A. Levinson P.E.
William A. Levinson, P.E., is the principal of Levinson Productivity Systems, P.C. He is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He is also the author of several books on quality, productivity, and management, of which the most recent ... More info

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