A Study on the Better Operation of Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems

  • Choi, Jae-Wook (Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health of Korea University) ;
  • Yoon, Seok-J. (Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health of Korea University) ;
  • Lee, Gwan-Hyung (Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute) ;
  • Yang, H.S. (Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health of Korea University)
  • Published : 2005.06.30

Abstract

This study was conducted to identity the characteristics of occupational health and safety management systems around the world, to survey the implementation of OHSMS in Korean companies, to find problems and corrective measures, and to understand the opinions of top management about OHSMS. Questionnaires on the operation of occupational health and safety management systems in Korean manufacturing companies were carried out. Occupational health and safety management systems around the world, including OHSAS 18001, BS8800, KOSHA 18001, VPP, J-OHSMS, were reviewed. In order to implement an occupational health and safety management system successfully, it was found that the management should consider occupational health and safety as important, provide employees with necessary training, and have a strong commitment to occupational health and safety.

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