Part AOccupational Safety and Health Management Systems (OSHMS) play integral roles in the effective running and management of a firm’s operations. It is a verifiable method of managing hazards and associated risks. This has an effect of lowering employee absenteeism at the work place, increasing productivity and job satisfaction. In this section OSHMS will be developed based on AS/NZ 4804 and AS/NZ 4801; which offers direction on applicability of OSHMS and their incorporation with other executive tasks. It is vital to comprehend that proper execution of an OSH administration plan should guarantee that the business unit conforms to pertinent OHS rules and codes of practice.
An OHS policy, OSHMS planning, implementation and evaluation will be presented in this section with reference to the operations of Volta Mining Limited (involved in exploration of gold). OHS Policy Based on AS/NZ 4804 and AS/NZ 4801 for Volta Mining LimitedThe aim of the OHS policy is provide a safe, healthy environment and experience for the employees, customers, and other third parties affiliated with the organization (the general public and the environment). The policy sets regulations required to promote conformity with OHS policies and interrelated ethics and business principles.
This policy is established to ensure that employees, supervisors, customers and other third parties are provided with a safe and healthy work environment so as to reduce health and safety risks. Volta Mining Limited has to provide its stakeholders (employees, supervisors, customers etc) with appropriate guidance and training in the identification, assessment, and control of hazards in the premises of the organization. It is an expectation of the organization that all stakeholders will cooperate with the established OHS protocols, take responsibility for their own actions and not put themselves or others at risk.
OHS issues noted will be taken seriously and addressed on time to alleviate the risk of injury. Planning an Occupational Health and Safety Management SystemThe objective of this OSHMS is to ensure that business unit can attain its OHS policy, goals and missions in relation to the enhancement of suitable working conditions for workforce and society in entirety. This part of the essay gives a comprehensive scheme on what ought to be done so as to promote safe and healthy commercial ventures of Volta Mining Limited in its gold exploration activities.
It is imperative that an identification of the requirements of the company in relation to the explorations, excavations, processing and distribution of the gold products is done so as to create a safe and healthy working environment. Once an evaluation of the tasks to be performed by the organization is done, the activities that the firm is involved in are also assessed so as to ascertain the course of action to be undertaken in relation to the attainment of the goals of the OSHMS based on AS/NZ 4804 and AS/NZ 4801 standards.
This has to be done based on the significance and priorities of the needs of the stakeholders within the firm and those affiliated to it. Simple, measurable, attainable and realistic tasks are put in place to enhance the achievement of the firm’s goals. It is significant to understand that assessment of the tasks to be done such as training, identifying risks and hazards, assessment of risks and management plans ought to be implemented based on AS/NZ 4804 and AS/NZ 4801 standards and OHS Act.