SYSTEM OF MANAGEMENT OF SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK
The health and safety in professional activities is the right response to the quality “social” advanced by the citizens; but often the only measures “techniques” under national law (Leg 81/08 and subsequently amended and supplemented) may be insufficient, especially when not in a context of conscious choice and commitment of all stakeholders spontaneously.
The preparation and implementation of an appropriate Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001) is preliminary to the instrument than the mandatory rules and the other a powerful factor in optimizing the management of risks.
The need to anticipate and prevent circumstances that may give rise to accidents or illnesses requiring, in many cases, the preparation and implementation of an appropriate management system that constitutes, de facto, a powerful optimization tool for managing risk and allows organizations to operate in a regime of overall efficiency.
The OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series), defines the requirements for a Management System for Health and Safety in the workplace (SGS).
The standard, for organizations of all sizes and sectors, as well as provide directions for the proper development of a GSE, contains the links necessary to integrate this system into the broader business management system.
The Safety Management System allows:
- increase prevention in the workplace;
- significantly reduce the risk of catastrophic;
- ensure legislative compliance;
- increase employee satisfaction and improve business climate.
The adoption of such systems, by definition voluntary, does not overlap in any way the legislation on the prevention, exacerbating the burden on businesses, but it promotes the natural compliance, made it easier to “life” the companies themselves.