OHSMSOccupational Health and Safety Management System
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Use of the prior indicators is ratified by Ferreira, Santos, and Silva (2014), given that they apply to a generic model of integrated quality management system (QMS), environmental management system (EMS), and occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS), which can be adapted and assimilated progressively to diverse management systems, among which there are: ISO 9001 for quality; ISO 14001 four environment; and OHSAS 18001 four occupational health and safety.
Fernandez-Muniz et al., (2007) further indicated that there was no consensus of what constitutes the OHSMS that the organisation does in H&S management.
The renewed certification recognises the company's commitment and dedication to provide excellent customer service with continuous improvement in its quality and environmental management, and OHSMS, ensuring the well-being of its employees and efficient and effective operation of its plant and equipment, said a media statement.
There seems to be a number of strands of research in the evolution of OHSMS. Early studies concerned the 'human factor' in safety engineering.
"This could be particularly problematic for organizations that may face commercial pressure to conform to the ISO [International Organization for Standardization] standard while at the same time having to comply with US labor law, and perhaps even with legally binding collective bargaining agreements that cover OHSMS issues," notes a new report issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the privately funded business federation that promotes competitiveness through system standardization in industry.
The long list includes the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) standard certification BS OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification of its Resin and Sheet Plant, ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems for both Resin and Sheet and the strict certification to the British Retail Consortium standard (BRC) for Packaging and Packaging Materials.