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Safety Management System Improvement: How To Use OSHAS 18001 And OSHA VPP To Identify Core Objectives And Hazards

Webinar: ID# 1025070
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About This Course:
For safety professionals trying to create an effective safety management system (SMS), there are existing processes and programs to use as a foundation in SMS development. For instance, international standard OHSAS 18001 lays out requirements for sound workplace safety and health practices for companies of all sizes. The standard is invaluable for safety managers designing their own safety and health framework that contains essential and relevant processes and controls.

The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is another resource that can help you identify whether your current SMS is effective. VPP, which recognizes federal agencies and private employers that have launched strong SMSs that have lowered illness and injury rates below the national Bureau of Labor Statistics’ averages for their industries, is a tool by which you can easily evaluate how your SMS stacks up against your peers.

No matter where you look for guidance, it’s essential that you consider how the SMS fits within your organization’s overall business management system (BMS). Achieving an efficient SMS/BMS balance, however, can be tricky.

Join us for an in-depth webinar on how to effectively integrate your SMS into your overall business system. Our presenter will also explore how to use OHSAS 18001 and OSHA VPP to identify core objectives and potential hazards in your workplace so you can thoroughly evaluate how to change safety management and potentially business management processes to ensure safety success.

You’ll learn:
  • Winning SMS processes inspired by OHSAS 18001, Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) and OSHA VPP
  • The purpose behind the OHSAS 18001 standard
  • Requirements for a SMS established by OHSAS 18001
    Pointers for ensuring that parts of your SMS standard align with the
  • OHSAS 18001 standard:
    • occupational health and safety (OHS) manual
    • objectives and programs
    • procedures to ensure regulatory compliance
    • incident investigation
    • corrective and preventative actions
    • monitoring of safety performance
    • auditing of the SMS

  • Where gaps may exist in your current SMS—so you can identify which deficiencies need to be addressed
  • How a standalone SMS and an integrated SMS differ—and how to foster employee buy-in to sustain alignment with the OHSAS 18001 standard, your OHS manual, and your policies and procedures
  • How to run better OHSAS 18001 internal audits, prepare for and respond to surveillance audits, and leverage audit results to help maintain your certification and strengthen your SMS
  • The VPP program’s purpose, its usefulness to OSHA and industry, and ways to participate
  • How to identify and respond to the typical challenges and barriers to SMS integration
  • How to ensure the SMS’s overall effectiveness and integration with the BMS—and how to get executive buy-in
  • How to perform periodic assessments to identify areas where the SMS/BMS could be better integrated, and how to identify resources to help with these assessments, including information pertaining to VPP facilities
About Your Presenter:

Phil Molé
EHS Expert
VelocityEHS

Before joining VelocityEHS as an EHS expert, Phil Molé served as Global EHS Coordinator for John Crane Inc., as a Senior Environmental Consultant for Gaia Tech, and Project Manager for Mostardi Platt Environmental. He has a B.S. (Chemistry) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH). He was a NIOSH traineeship recipient (1995-1997) and is a member of ASSE and NAEM. His certifications include OSHA 30-hour training (2012), and ISO/OHSAS Internal Auditor Training (2012). As an EHS Expert at VelocityEHS, Mr. Molé tracks emerging regulatory issues and educates customers and the marketplace on environment, health, safety and sustainability compliance best practices.
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