Points to consider when implementing a successful OHS program

There are certain aspects which ensure an OHS program’s success. For example, the cultivation of a “culture of compliancy” throughout an organisation assists to greatly improve the effectiveness of a quality risk management system. Some other points to consider include:

  • Demonstration of CEO and executive level commitment
  • Consistent promotion and effective communications on the topic of workplace safety and health throughout an organisation
  • Opportunities for cost-effective OHS related professional development and training of employees
  • Provision of adequate protective attire and safety equipment
  • Establishment of workplace access to medical or first aid diagnostic and treatment facilities
  • Designing comprehensive risk management systems which allow regular recording, assessment, auditing, analysis and policy development in order to continually improve OHS processes, systems and protocols
  • Instituting regular consultation and checking mechanisms to help proactively monitor, investigate and prevent  potential OHS breaches and accidents
  • Integrating various OHS approaches into a streamlined manageable system
  • Addressing accidents/ injury/ disease, rehabilitation and workers’ compensation in a proactive way.

Overall, a good OHS program should provide employees with clear and practical OHS policy guidelines. This can be achieved through adequate OHS induction, regular OHS meetings and training.

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* Source: Human resources management: strategies and processes (5th Ed)

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