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Title: Think About Health and Safety PowerPoint Presentation

the heart ofhealth and safety
Occupational Safety and Health Management
Systems (OSHMS)- An Overview
  • EurOSHM Phil Bates BSc, CMIOSH, Senior Policy
    and Technical Adviser

Legislative System
  • IOSH is a Chartered professional membership
    organisation, that sets a competency frame work
    and standards for Health and Safety Professionals
    and prescribes levels of qualifications,
    competencies (skills and experience) and schemes
    of continuing professional development .
  • This ensures that the level of advice and
    guidance given by our members is of the highest
    standard, quality and up to date with current
    legislation and good practice.
  • The Rules of IOSH and therefore the competency
    requirements and grade of membership are governed
    by a Royal Charter (decree) issued by the
    Monarch .

  • IOSH is self funding from membership
    subscriptions, training courses and publishing of
  • IOSH also provides free advice and guidance
    material on occupational safety and health.
  • IOSH develops training and provides accreditation
    for training courses
  • IOSH provides funding for research into
    occupational safety health and wellbeing.
  • IOSH campaigns and lobbies the Government and
    Regulators in order effect positive changes to
    occupational health and safety legislation and

Guidance on Management systems
FREE to download
Is regulation and Management of Occupational
Safety and Health a good thing?
  • UK has a good balance of Prevention and
    Protection Regulation and Management.
  • It is not over prescriptive but based on risk
    assessments and what is reasonably practicable.
  • There is a calculation based on the hazard, the
    severity of harm and likelihood of such harm
  • Prevention and Protection controls need to be
    proportionate to the risk.

Number rate of fatal injuries to workers
after the introduction of the HSAWA1974
GB statistics for 2010/11
  • 1.2 Million working people were suffering from
    work related illness
  • 171 people were killed at work
  • 12,000 people die each year as a result of
    occupational exposure ( latent deaths)
  • 115,000 injuries resulting in 3 or more days of
  • 26.4 Million working days lost due to work
    related illness and work place injury

The Burden of these statistics
  • The social cost to employees and their families
  • loss of life
  • life long injury/illness
  • health and medical care
  • loss of earning
  • impact on the family
  • The cost to business
  • stopped production
  • repair work
  • damaged to equipment
  • replacing staff
  • retraining staff
  • reputation/lost business

The cost to GBThe estimated cost to the economy
for work related illness and injury is around 22
billion a yearGDP for 2009 was 1,406 billion
So the cost to the economy for work related
illnessand injuries is around 1.5 of GDP!
The Global Cost
  • 2.3 million people killed by workplace accidents
    and diseases
  • 337 million workplace accidents
  • 160 million people affected by occupational
  • around 4 of world GDP cost of occupational
    accidents and diseases

Cost Saving of Good health and safety legislation
and management
  • Global cost of poor health and safety is 4 of
  • UK cost of poor health and safety is 1.5 of GDP
  • So if UK did not have the current legislative and
    management frame work the cost of poor health and
    safety could be as much as 4 GDP ie 56 billion
    compared to current cost of 22 billion.
  • That is a saving of 35 billion or 2.5 of GDP

The Basic Elements of an Occupational Safety and
Health Management System
  • Plan Policy planning Hazard identification and
    risk assessment
  • Do Implement and operation of control measures
  • Check Performance assessment, input, outputs and
  • Act review performance and plan do things need
    to be changed

Summary of Key points of Developing an OSHMS
  • Remember management systems are not a universal
  • Make sure the system is adapted to suit the
    organisation or company
  • Focus on preventive and protection measures not
    on the system itself
  • Dont forget worker participation an OSHMS
    cant work properly without communication.
  • All employees at all levels of the organisation
    should be aware of what their responsibilities
    are and how they can participate.

Thank You Any questions?
Phil Bates CDGP V1 Apr2013
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