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Document ID (ISN)53664
CIS number 90-456
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Andersen G.H., Smith A.C., Daigle L.T.
Title An approach to occupational health risk management for a diversified international corporation
Bibliographic information Apr. 1989, Vol.50, No.4, p.224-228. 5 ref.
Abstract The 3-step programme of plant reviews involves initial assessment visits designed to determine the compliance status and degree of sophistication of the occupational health programme. These assessments are followed by more formal assurance reviews which include consultation, training, and programme support. Finally, formal surveillance reviews are conducted to verify compliance with respect to company and regulatory agency requirements. Each type of review requires planning and adherence to a standardised process to allow comparability of the information generated. Critical elements of this approach include senior management support, knowledge of applicable regulations, and communication of results. Reporting is done on several levels and is designed to communicate relevant information to management from line supervisors to the board of directors. Corrective action, where indicated, is planned by local managers with assistance from other groups as required. Corrective action plan implementation is tracked in conjunction with other monitoring mechanisms.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; role of management; safety programmes; chemical industry
Descriptors (secondary) USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Safety programmes