Occupational Safety and Health Management Scheme
You have chosen to investigate setting up or improving your Occupational safety and health management scheme. The scope of a Occupational safety and health management scheme is to prevent or reduce the incidence of chemically induced illnesses and injuries at work and consequently to enhance the protection of the general public and environment by:
- ensuring that all chemicals are evaluated to determine their hazards;
- providing employers with a mechanism to obtain from suppliers information about the chemicals used at work so that they can implement effective programmes to protect workers from chemical hazards;
- providing workers with information about the chemicals at their workplaces, and about appropriate preventive measures so that they can effectively participate in protective programmes;
- establishing principles for such programmes to ensure that chemicals are used safely.
The “Key elements” are needed to make up a cost effective management scheme with limited resources.
The “Other relevant elements” contribute to a more elaborate management scheme.
Click on the occupational health scheme element that best describes the issue identified in your gap analysis that you wish to address. You will have the possibility to go to the other key elements at the end of the implementation of the chosen key element.