OHSAS 18001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide

  • 53m
  • Naeem Sadiq
  • IT Governance
  • 2012

In this easy-to-understand and timely pocket guide, Naeem Sadiq examines the practical and managerial issues an organization faces as it gears up to meet OHSAS 18001 standards of occupational health and safety.

Real-world scenarios: Using a wide variety of fictional real world scenarios, Sadiq demonstrates the hazards that might be present in a workplace, how to assess risk, how to manage OHSAS 18001 implementation and how to communicate its implementation through all levels of management. Sadiq takes the complex, and often impenetrable, concepts that surround health and safety and presents them with absolute precision and clarity.

A sound understanding of OHSAS 18001: OHSAS 18001: Step by Step is more than a primer. Besides giving the reader a sound understanding of OHSAS 18001, the pocket guide can be used as a step-by-step instructional manual for anyone tasked with implementing operational health and safety standards in the workplace.

This pocket guide gives its readers:

  • A comprehensive explanation of OHSAS 18001 and its implications
  • An understanding of how OHSAS 18001 can be implemented through the PDCI (Plan-Do-Check-Improve) management principle
  • A how-to guide for establishing an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Policy
  • A how-to guide for identifying risks and controls within the organization
  • An understanding of the law; the legislative and contractual OH&S requirements to which an organization subscribes
  • An explanation of how OH&S objectives can be determined and established, and how to apportion responsibility and accountability throughout the organization
  • Clear understanding of OH&S accountability and the need for diligent record-keeping
  • A how-to guide for setting up a training, competence and awareness regime
  • Understanding of how OHSAS 18001 protects not just colleagues, but customers and contractors who enter your workplace
  • Expert guidance on how to deal with emergencies.

About the Author

Naeem Sadiq is the author (with Asif Hayat) of ISO14001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide. Naeem studied Aerospace at university before taking a master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering. A sought-after consultant with expertise in health and safety and environmental concerns, Sadiq has 16 years' experience with ISO9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO14001 standards, having provided consultancy, training and auditing support to over 100 organisations.

In this Book

  • OHSAS 18001 Step by Step—A Practical Guide
  • Foreword
  • What is OHSAS 18001?
  • OH&S Management System General Requirements (Clause 4.1)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy (CLAUSE 4.2)
  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Determination of Controls (CLAUSE 4.3.1)
  • Legal and Other Requirements (CLAUSE 4.3.2)
  • Objectives and Programme(S) (CLAUSE 4.3.3)
  • Resources, Roles, Responsibility, Accountability and Authority (CLAUSE 4.4.1)
  • Competence, Training and Awareness (CLAUSE 4.4.2)
  • Communication, Participation and Consultation (CLAUSE 4.4.3)
  • Documentation and Control of Documents (CLAUSE 4.4.4 AND 4.4.5)
  • Operational Controls (CLAUSE 4.4.6)
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response (CLAUSE 4.4.7)
  • Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation of Compliance (CLAUSE 4.5.1 and 4.5.2)
  • Incident Investigation, Non-Conformity, Corrective and Preventive Action (CLAUSE 4.5.3)
  • Control of Records (CLAUSE 4.5.4)
  • Internal Audit (CLAUSE 4.5.5)
  • Management Review (CLAUSE 4.6)
  • Sample Procedure for OH&S Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Determination of Controls
  • OH&S Hazard and Risk Register
  • Types of OH&S Hazards
  • Sample Procedure for Training Competence and Awareness
  • Documents Required By OHSAS 18001
  • Sample Procedure for Critical Pressure Equipment (CPE)
  • Sample Procedure for ‘Permit to Work’
  • Sample Procedure for Fork-Lift Trucks
  • Sample Format for a Non-Conformity Report (NCR)
  • Sample Format for OH&S Record Control
  • Sample Input Report for OH&S Management System Review
  • Bibliographic Notes
  • ITG Resources