Numerous manufacturing and service organizations have integrated or are considering integration of their respective occupational health and safety management and audit systems into the International Organization for Standardization-based (ISO) audit-driven Quality Management Systems (ISO 9000) or Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14000) models.
Companies considering one of these options will likely need to identify and evaluate several key factors before embarking on such efforts.
The purpose of this article is to identify and address the key factors through a case study approach.
Qualitative and quantitative comparisons of the key features of the American Industrial Hygiene Association ISO-9001 harmonized Occupational Health and Safety Management System with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. management and audit system were conducted.
The comparisons showed that the two management systems and their respective audit protocols, although structured differently, were not substantially statistically dissimilar in content.
The authors recommend that future studies continue to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of various audit protocols.
Ideally, these studies would identify those audit outcome measures that can be reliably correlated with health and safety performance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hygiène travail, Sécurité travail, Audit, Norme ISO
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational hygiene, Work safety, Audit, ISO standard
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0395950
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 25/01/1999.