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. Regards, Stephen Stephen Hemperly, MS, CIH, CSP, CLSO Office: (408) 717-7704; Fax: (408) 717-9073 Mobile: (925) 818-8052 Advisory Industrial Hygienist Occupational Health and Safety Services Hitachi Global Storage Technologies 3403 Yerba Buena Road - Room 3219-06 San Jose, CA 95135-1500 steve.hemperly**At_Symbol_Here**hitachigst.com None of us is as strong as all of us. Industrial hygienists are scientists and engineers committed to protecting the health and safety of people in the workplace and the community. ----- Forwarded by Steve Hemperly/US/HGST on 12/19/2008 03:05 PM ----- Diane Amell
To Sent by: DCHAS-L DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu Discussion List cc Subject Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety recognition programs 12/19/2008 01:01 PM Please respond to Diane Amell 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 and safety management systems. This is a bit like the ISO 9000 quality management system, where you have internal & external audits, and highly controlled documentation etc. 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 hang on the wall. I know the Brits have the same sort of thing, and I'd be very surprised 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 Email: Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**pharm.monash.edu.au Web: http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of 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 program 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. Thanks! And thanks to everyone who responded to my lab safety program effectiveness query. Fascinating stuff! Debbie ---------------------- Debbie Decker EH&S UCDavis (530)754-7964 FAX (530)752-4527 dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**ucdavis.edu Co-Conspirator to Make the World A Better Place -- Visit www.HeroicStories.com and join the conspiracy Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions, can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
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