Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 15:20:04 -0800
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From: "Stephen W. Hemperly" <Steve.Hemperly**At_Symbol_Here**HITACHIGST.COM>
Subject: Fw: [DCHAS-L] Safety recognition programs
Some organizations, including my own, have chosen to pursue and obtain OHS
management system certification per OHSAS 18001 entitled Occupational
health and management systems -- Requirements.  The most recent version of
this standard was issued/published in July, 2007.

Note that the original version(s) of OHSAS 18001 preceded the ANSI / AIHA
Z10 management systems standard.  OHSAS stands for Occupational Health and
Safety Assessment Series as there is an OHSAS 18002 document -- Guidelines
for the Implementation of OHSAS 18001.



Stephen Hemperly, MS, CIH, CSP, CLSO
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The US version is ANSI/AIHA Z10 Occupational Health and Safety
Management Systems.

- Diane Amell, MNOSHA

>>> Paul Dover  12/18/2008 7:42 PM >>>

In Australia we have a Standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational health
safety management systems.
This is a bit like the ISO 9000 quality management system, where you
have internal & external audits, and highly controlled documentation
It may not be exactly what you are looking for, but it means your
compliant departments get a nice certificate with 5 ticks on it to
on the wall.
I know the Brits have the same sort of thing, and I'd be very
if the US standards people don't have something similar.

Cheers, Paul


Paul Dover
Resources Manager
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University (Parkville Campus)
381 Royal Parade, Parkville
Victoria, 3052. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9903 9551
Fax:   +61 3 9903 9143

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf
Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Friday, 19 December 2008 4:45 AM
To: Paul Dover
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety recognition programs

As if I didn't already have enough to do .......

Do any of you at academic institutions have a safety recognition
in place?  Could you give me a brief description of how the program
works and if you think it's worthwhile?  I am most interested in
academic institions but if you have a program in industry that you're
particularly proud of, send it along.


And thanks to everyone who responded to my lab safety program
effectiveness query.  Fascinating stuff!


Debbie Decker

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