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The article presents specific elements of the process of auditing occupational health and safety (OSH) management system, such as definition and principles to be applied during audit, types of audit (internal, second-party and third-party), role of…
Companies function more and more in networks (i.e. contractor chains with contractors, suppliers and/or other companies.. This asks for several companies/parties to work together to get the work done. Working in contractor chains is very common in…
According to the global trends report 2013 the distributed networks and collaboration are becoming more important, not only to address global issues, but also to create value in a world where consumers and customers demand solutions and experiences, and…
In recent years, various contributing factors have led to the development of a global network of specialised container terminals operated by both national and global logistics companies. The consequences of this development for workers’ experience of…
High Reliability Organizations (HRO’s) are organizations that constantly face serious and complex (safety) risks yet succeed in realising an excellent safety performance. In such situations acceptable levels of safety cannot be achieved by traditional…
This paper addresses how organisations can use OSH performance indicators. This is an important way to mainstream OSH into business management. Key performance indicators (KPIs) should provide objective data on the OSH situation. It is often said that ‘…
Current business and organisational practices have led to an increased importance of supply chains to business strategy as well as within national and global economies [1]. Nowadays, businesses increasingly rely on the outsourcing of parts of their…
Standards are an important element in prevention activity for safe and healthy workplaces. Elaborated at European and increasingly also at international level, they set out technical requirements for products and define measurement methods for emissions…
The European Framework Directive[1] attributes the responsibility for safety and health at work in the company to the employer. The Framework Directive also defines precise obligations that the employer has to fulfil. The employer can delegate tasks that…
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the European Union (EU) is regulated by Member State Labour Inspectorates that manage the day-to-day activities of Labour Inspectors. The traditional role of Labour Inspectors is to monitor and enforce workplace…