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Document ID (ISN)110812
CIS number 10-0318
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zalk D.M., Kamerzell R., Paik S., Kapp J., Harrington D., Swuste P.
Title Risk level based management system: A control banding model for occupational health and safety risk management in a highly regulated environment
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.18-28. Illus. 39 ref.
Internet access Risk_level_based_management_system.pdf [in English]
Abstract The Risk Level Based Management System (RLBMS) is an occupational risk management (ORM) model that focuses occupational safety, hygiene, and health (OSHH) resources on the highest risk procedures at work. This article demonstrates the model's simplicity through an implementation within a heavily regulated research institution. The model utilizes control banding strategies with a stratification of four risk levels (RLs) for many commonly-performed maintenance and support activities, characterizing risk consistently for comparable tasks. RLBMS creates an auditable tracking of activities, maximizes OSHH professional field time, and standardizes documentation and control commensurate to a given task's RL. Validation of RLs and their exposure control effectiveness is collected in a traditional quantitative collection regime for regulatory auditing. However, qualitative risk assessment methods are also used within this validation process. Participatory approaches are used throughout the RLBMS process. Workers are involved in all phases of building, maintaining, and improving this model. This worker participation also improves the implementation of established controls.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; plant safety and health organization; research establishments
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Risk evaluation