Health and Safety Executive (for UK)
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the independent body responsible for health and safety policy, and the enforcement of health and safety law in the UK. It:
- promotes safer working practices, advising employers and workers on health and safety;
- carries out relevant research;
- develops health and safety policy and strategy; and
- ensures compliance with health and safety law through inspections, investigations and prosecutions.
- Some workplaces are covered by local council environmental health officers rather than HSE inspectors, but they enforce health and safety law in the same way.
OHSMS -The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Occupational Health and Safety Management System
The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (“NCEMA”) has launched the National Standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management System in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) to reduce risks to staff safety. This standard is a model for preventing accidents in the workplace and has been compiled in compliance with the best international standards by a specialized team of UAE nationals.
Objectives of the Occupational Safety and Health Management System Standard:
- To determine the occupational safety and health strategy and policy that must be implemented by institutions operating in the UAE.
- To provide guidance to institutions with regard to the development of an occupational safety and health management system, distributing roles and responsibilities according to specific procedures.
- Provide an occupational safety and health risk management methodology in order to identify, assess and monitor such risks, as well as procedures to prevent workplace accidents, and how to deal with them as and when they occur.
ISO 45001 is one of the world’s most anticipated standards for occupational health and safety systems (OHS). It aligned with ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environment Management) and builds on OHSAS 18001 which is a framework aimed at controlling risks. The system is designed to work with any organization, large or small. It is the product of collaboration between more than 70 countries. The framework identifies and controls the health and safety risks, reduce potential accidents, aid legislative compliance and also improves overall performance.
Benefits of ISO 45001Complying with legislation can lead to improvements in productivity, reduce insurance costs and increase business growth. Using the software, the process will get manage and also reduce the amount of time required. It is more significant to lead further to get certified with national and international standards.
- Perhaps the most noteworthy: an employer must give a work environment that is liberated from genuine hazards as perceived by OSHA and compelling follow principles, rules, and guidelines that the OSH Act has given.
- Provide labourers with PPE (at no cost to the worker) that fits and offers appropriate protection.
- Have tools and equipment in the facility that are safe and properly maintained.
- Following an inspection with a compliance officer, employers must remedy the violations found in a timely manner.
- Safety training must be provided in a language and vocabulary that employees can understand.
- Develop, implement, and establish operating procedures and effectively communicate the requirements to workers.
- When citations are issued from inspectors, these citations must be posted at or around the area that is in violation.