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Document ID (ISN)100729
CIS number 02-1607
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mori K., Takebayashi T.
Title The introduction of an occupational health management system for solving issues in occupational health activities in Japan
Bibliographic information Apr. 2002, Vol.40, No.2, p.167-174. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract The "Five Management system" (FMS) used until now in Japan to manage occupational health activities does not show the interactions among the listed activities. Nor is it clear how this system contributes to the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) cycle for continual improvement. The items listed in the FMS were compared to the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) from the International Labour Office and issues that should be solved for occupational health activities with OSHMS were clarified. Seven issues are discussed in this paper: occupational safety and health policy and audit that can drive the PDCA cycle effectively; reclassification of occupational health activities with several different objectives; defining targets; risk assessment methods that can prioritize health risks compared to safety risks; exposure assessment methods for risk assessment; flexibility of laws and regulations; development of talented professionals for occupational health activities.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) training of OSH personnel; ILO; classification; role of government; legislation; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation