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Document ID (ISN)112272
CIS number 12-0040
ISBN(s) 978-92-2-124739-5 (en); 978-92-2-224739-4 (fr); 978-92-2-324739-3 (es)
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Title OSH management system: A tool for continual improvement
Original title Système de gestion de la SST: un outil pour une amélioration continue [in French]
Sistema de gestión de la SST: una herramienta para la mejora continua [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2011. 24p. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access OSH_management_system_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Système_de_gestion_de_la_SST_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Sistema_de_gestión_de_la_SST_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in Spanish]
Abstract This booklet is a basic introduction to OSH management systems (OSHMSs). During the last decade, the approach of OSHMS has become popular and has been introduced in both industrialized and developing countries. The ways for promoting its application vary from legal requirements to voluntary use. Experience shows that OSHMS is a logical and useful tool for the promotion of continual improvement of OSH performance at the organization's level. Key elements for its successful application include ensuring management commitment and active participation of workers in the joint implementation. It is expected that more and more countries integrate OSHMS in national OSH programmes as a means to strategically promote the development of sustainable mechanisms for OSH improvements in the organizations.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; hazard evaluation; safety and health organization; occupational safety and health management systems
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; role of management; cooperation; national organization; role of government
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information