THE BS8800 OHS STANDARD
BS8800 is essentially a guide to occupational health and safety management systems. It was last published in July 2004 (ISBN 0580439879), and is intended to assist in developing a framework for managing OHS.
It explains how the various elements in developing a OH&S management system can be tackled and integrated into day-to-day management arrangements, and how the system can be maintained as OH&S evolves, responding to internal and external influences.
A greater focus on business drivers is intended to help OH&S managers in gaining senior management commitment.
It also offers guidance and help on issues such as promoting an effective safety management system, risk assessment/control, and hazardous event investigation, and of course reflects the two OHSAS standards.
BS8800 itself can be purchased online from HERE. It is shipped worldwide via UPS directly from BSI headquarters without extra charge (first class mail within the UK).
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