A universal Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) Assessment Instrument has been developed to measure the effectiveness of a wide range of OHSMSs.
The development and evaluation of the instrument's overall structure, its OHSMS principles, and its measurement criteria are presented in this article.
Thirteen OHSMS and environmental management system (EMS) models were reviewed in an effort to define the OHSMS universe.
Four of these models were selected as instrument input models.
These models are (1) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) ; (2) the British Standards Institute's OHSMS, BS 8800 :
These models are (1) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) ;
(3) the American Industrial Hygiene Association's OHSMS ;
and (4) the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) EMS ISO 14001 : 1996.
The instrument in its final form contains 27 sections, 118 OHSMS principles, and 486 measurement criteria.
Evaluation of the instruments principles and measurement criteria was conducted by a 16-member panel of occupational health and safety experts.
The expert review revealed that there was good correspondence between the input model clauses and the OHSMS principles, and between the principles and their associated measurement criteria. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hygiène travail, Sécurité travail, Norme ISO, Norme BS
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Occupational hygiene, Work safety, ISO standard, BS standard
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0426010
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 25/01/1999.