What is an OHS Management System (OHSMS)?
An OHSMS is a set of plans, actions and procedures to systematically manage health and safety in the workplace that is actively endorsed by a committed employer to achieve:
The system commonly has key elements such as:
Benefits of an OHSMS
An OHSMS can benefit any organisation, no matter how small or large, by:
Research shows that there are clear links between good OHS management systems and long-term business efficiency.
Features of an effective OHSMS
Whether your organisation is large or small, complex or basic, your OHSMS should:
The commonly used standard for an OHSMS is AS/NZS 4804:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems.