Learn about occupational health & safety and the requirements of worldwide recognized standard OHSAS 18001.
My course has 3 parts:
In the first part I speak about the concept of health and safety including its history and present days, what lead to its development and the importance it has in modern world.
The second part is about the requirements of OHSAS 18001. Each requirement is presented in detail. What is the intent of the requirement and what an organization that seeks to be compliant and get certification to OHSAS 18001 standard is expected to do for conformity.
Here I speak about all major elements of the OHSAS 18001 standard like: health and safety hazard identification and risk assessment; controls to mitigate health and safety risks; legal requirements and evaluation of compliance; occupational health and safety policy and objectives; emergency preparedness and response; competence and awareness; participation and consultation of staff; control of documents and records; internal audits; incident investigation; management review.
The third part of my course is about management system auditing - you will understand the most important concepts regarding the audit of management systems - types of audits, principles, objectives, scope, criteria, documents used, nonconformities, audit report.
The information in this course is valuable for auditors but also it provides lots of information to consultants who design and implement health and safety systems or provide advice to companies on health and safety matters. Also people who deal with health and safety in their day to day activities (EHS officers, health and safety engineers and professionals) will find here valuable information
You can get from here condensed information that you can go through whenever you have the time and that you can go back to anytime if you need it.
The history of the occupational health and safety concept.
First health and safety related measures in the world.
The aim of occupational health and safety.
The importance of health and safety.
Family of standards applicable to occupational health and safety.
OHSAS 18001 and OHSAS 18002
The new ISO 45001
What are the requirements for the occupational health and safety policy.
How to audit the requirement for OH&S policy.
Definitions of hazard and risk.
Types of OH&S hazards.
Identification of occupational health and safety hazards.
Who participates in the occupational health and safety hazard identification.
Auditing hazard identification during an OHSAS 18001 audit.
Methodology for calculation of OH&S risks.
Acceptable and non-acceptable health and safety risks.
Hierarchy of measures to control health and safety risks.
Auditing occupational health and safety hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls.
Identification and update of legal and other requirements related to OH&S hazards and risks.
What are other requirements.
The process of evaluating the compliance with legal and other requirements.
Auditing the process of legal and other requirements identification and update and evaluation of compliance.
Setting OH&S objectives and targets.
Monitoring the achievement of OH&S objectives.
Auditing the occupational health and safety objectives and programmes during an OHSAS 18001 management system audit.
Involvement and responsibilities of top management for the occupational health and safety management system.
Defining roles, responsibilities and authorities for health and safety.
Management representative for the OH&S management system.
Definition of competence.
The process of occupational health and safety training.
Awareness of personnel on health and safety matters.
Auditing competence, training and awareness during an OHSAS 18001 audit.
Internal and external communication on health and safety matters.
Communication with subcontractors and visitors about health and safety issues.
How to audit the communication process during an OHSAS 18001 audit.
Requirements about participation and consultation of workers and contractors.
External parties that should be consulted on health and safety matters.
Auditing participation and consultation.
What documents are required for the occupational health and safety management system according to OHSAS 18001.
Mandatory elements and other documents.
Review, approval and re-approval of management system documents.
Control of versions to management system documents.
Identification of management system documents.
Control of external origin documents.
Auditing control of documents and records during OHSAS 18001 audits.
Difference between documents and records.
Controls for records - identification, storage, protection, retrieval, retention and disposal.
Implementing operational controls.
What OH&S controls may refer to and what are the general types of controls.
The order of occupational health and safety controls.
Auditing operational control during an occupational health and safety management system according to OHSAS 18001.
Identification of potential emergency situations in normal and abnormal operation.
Plans for emergency situations.
Testing of plans for OH&S related emergency situations.
Auditing the requirements about emergency preparedness and response during OHSAS 18001 audit.
Procedure to monitor OH&S performance.
Pro-active and reactive measurement of health and safety performance.
Procedure to investigate health and safety related incidents.
What is nonconformity.
What are corrections and corrective actions.
What is a preventive action.
Procedure to manage health and safety related nonconformities, implement corrective and preventive actions.
Planning and performing internal audits of the occupational health and safety management system.
Internal audit programme, audit plan and report.
Input and output elements to the OH&S management review.
Planning of the management review meetings.
Auditing the management review process during an OHSAS 18001 audit.
Definition of management system audits.
About ISO 19011 standard.
Difference between internal and external audits.
First party, second and third party audits.
Definition of audit client and auditee.
General principles of management system auditing.
Key elements of any management system audit - objectives, scope and criteria.
Requirements for the audit team.
Competence and independence of the audit team.
Documents during management system audits - plans, checklists
Opening and closing meetings.
Audit methods - observation, interview and review of documents.
Definition of nonconformity.
Classification of nonconformities - major and minor.
Finalizing the management system audit.
What does the audit report include.
Management systems auditor, consultant and trainer with over 15 years experience in working with most popular standards like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 50001, ISO 39001 or ISO 22301. Certified health and safety risk assessor and auditor.
I have performed over 500 audits for different management systems in 12 countries, participation in implementation and provided training on all major international standards.
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