Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Standards Council of Canada, 2017

Leadership to Promote a Culture of Safety

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Leading Indicators for Workplace Health and Safety: a user guide

(Work Safe Alberta)

Draft: Occupational Health and Safety Management System Accreditation Standard

Ontario Ministry of Labour

Auditing a Safety and Health Management System

Health and Safety Authority - ISBN 1-84496-045-5 (PDF file)

How to implement safer workplace practices

ACC WorkSafe - NZ (PDF file)


Alberta Employment and Imigration (PDF file)

Introduction to quality improvement methods

WHO (PDF file)

Workplace Safety and Health Management


Health and Safety Management Systems

Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)(PDF file)

Safety & Health Management System

BarricK (PDF file)

Using Six Sigma in Safety Metrics

Patricia O'Rourke, R.N., C.H.C.M, C.S.H.M, PSC (PDF file)

An OSH Management System

International Labour Organization (PDF file)

Performance-Based Safety© Modern Measurement for Modern Times

Q5 Systems, Anaheim, California (PDF file)

National Self-Insurer OHS Audit Tool User Guide & Workbook

National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool, August 2009 (PDF file)

MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - Occupational Health and Safety: The Road Ahead

"Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems are an emerging trend in business and in the health and safety field. They reflect the principles of quality, due diligence and continual improvement and provide for the creation of prevention programs that can be implemented, maintained, documented and verified. - With the advent of recent amendments to the Criminal
Code of Canada, organizations and senior officers may be held liable for the negligent actions of their representatives. In addition to enhancements of organizational and personal penalties, the justice system has been given new creative powers for sentencing, including the institution of standards, policies, procedures and practices. A managed system approach incorporates these elements into health and safety programs, allowing for injury and illness prevention and the creation of due diligence". — IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association)

Measuring Safety Performance With Leading Indicators

John Leyland BA, DOHS, DipAdEd, CUSA, CRSP (ppt)

Studer Group

Studer Group is an outcomes based healthcare consulting firm devoted to teaching evidence-based tools and processes that organizations can immediately use to create and sustain outcomes in service and operational excellence. Partner organizations see clear results in the areas of higher employee retention, greater patient and customer satisfaction, healthy financials, growing market share, and improvements in various other quality indicators.

CAN/CSA-Z1000-14 - Occupational health and safety management

"This is the second edition of CSA Z1000, Occupational health and safety management. It supersedes the first edition published in 2006. As a fundamental concept, and to identify the inclusiveness of an occupational health and safety management system, this Standard defines "occupational health and safety" as: the promotion in the workplace of the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of workers and the protection of workers from, and the prevention of, workplace conditions and factors adverse to their health and safety. Many organizations have a system in which the workplace parties are accountable for health and safety within their respective control or authority. When used in this context, CSA Z1000 provides a model for establishing, implementing, and maintaining an occupational health and safety management system. Such a system encourages a more systematic approach to meeting defined occupational health and safety objectives and increases awareness of health and safety in the workplace. It can also assist organizations seeking certification under federal, provincial, and sector-based certification programs (e.g., Certificates of Recognition)"
(Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety)

BS OHSAS 18001:2007

Improvements and changes to the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Requirements Standard - BSI Group: Assessment & Certification services, Management systems, Occupational Health & Safety Management


WorkAlberta pdf

Environmental Management Systems:
An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Organizations

NSF International (PDF file)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
EHS Management System

The MIT EHS Management System -
MIT has implemented a comprehensive and integrated Environment, Health, and Safety Management System that is sustainable for the long term within our academic research setting. A highly collaborative effort that draws on the leadership and expertise of faculty, researchers, students, administrators, and staff, the EHS Management System shapes how all members of the MIT community view their environmental, health, and safety responsibilities; carry out MIT's comprehensive and integrated environmental commitment in their day-to-day activities; and assess MIT's performance against our goals.

Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems

International Labour Organization (PDF file)

Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (ILO-OSH 2001)

ILO (PDF file)

QMI Management Systems Registration

OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety management system standard that helps enable organizations to control health and safety risks, while at the same time promoting employee well-being and a safe work environment. Many healthcare service providers have implemented the OHSAS 18001 standard to help ensure the safety of their employees. Especially within the healthcare industry, there is a need to reduce and eliminate the occurrences of and costs associated with occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

BSI Management Systems

Key steps that every organization implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System will need to consider

American National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (ANSI Z10-2012)


Worker Safety in Hospitals - Safety and Health Management Systems

"One of the most effective ways to reduce workplace hazards and injuries is through a comprehensive, proactive safety and health management system. A safety and health management system is a proactive, collaborative process to find and fix workplace hazards before employees are injured or become ill. The benefits of implementing safety and health management systems include protecting workers, saving money, and making all your hazard-specific programs more effective. In hospitals, prioritizing safety in the environment of care reaps important additional benefits through improved quality of patient care. Leading hospitals have already effectively implemented these systems in a number of ways"

Health and Safety Benchmarking

U.K. Health and Safety Executive (PDF file)


U.K. Health and Safety Executive (PDF file)

The Importance of Human Resources Management in Health Care: A Global Context

Hum Resour Health. 2006; 4: 20

CAN/CSA-ISO 19011-03 (R2007)
Guidelines for Quality and/or Environmental Management Systems Auditing

This International Standard provides guidance on the principles of auditing, managing audit programmes, conducting quality management system audits and environmental management system audits, as well as guidance on the competence of quality and environmental management system auditors. It is applicable to all organizations needing to conduct internal or external audits of quality and/or environmental management systems or to manage an audit programme.

Occupational Health and Safety Management Audit Instruments: A Literature Review

Institute for Work and Health (PDF file)

Auditing Health and Safety Management Systems

Victorian WorkCover Authority (PDF file)

National Quality Institute - Healthy Workplace Progressive Excellence Program


Institute for Healthcare Improvement


To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System

The National Academies Press

Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Minerva Safety Management

"Minerva is a not for profit corporation dedicated to improving business effectiveness through Safety Management Education. We target tomorrow's leaders by encouraging colleges and universities to embed safety management education into the Core Curricula of business and engineering programs."


The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement


The Joint Commission Accreditation Program: Hospital Environment of Care

The Joint Commission - 2008 (PDF file)

The Joint Commission - Life Safety

The Joint Commission - 2008 (PDF file)

Executive Safety Leadership

By Dr. Dan Petersen and Kyle Dotson (PDF file)

Human Error: Models and Management

James Reason, Professor of Psychology - BMJ 2000;320:768-770 (18 March)

Why Safety is a People Problem - Dr. Dan Petersen

If you want to improve your safety performance, says consultant, author and educator Dan Petersen, put away your accident statistics and start listening to the real experts on safety -- your employees. (Environmental Health and Safety Today)

Business Results Through Health and Safety

WSIB Ontario (PDF file)

The Role of Managerial Leadership in Determining Workplace Safety Outcomes

Angela O’Dea and Rhona Flin, University of Aberdeen (PDF file)

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems -

Clare Gallagher et al (PDF file)

Transport Canada - Introduction to SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

(PDF file)

Safety Management Systems Audit Tools and Reliability of Auditing

(PDF file)

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

(PDF file)

Reducing Occupational Injuries and Their Impact Among Healthcare Workers

Jaime Guzman, MD MSc FRCPC. November 19, 2008 (PDF file)

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