Course Project

  1. Conduct an audit of the following safety management      system elements at your organization or an organization with which you are      familiar and have access to the required information:

 

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ELEMENTS

ANSI/AIHA Z10 SECTIONS

COURSE TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS

 

1. Occupational Health and Safety   Management System

3.1.1

8

 

2. Occupational Health and Safety   Policy

3.1.2

8

 

3. Responsibility and Authority

3.1.3

8

 

4. Employee Participation

3.2

8

 

5. Review Process, Assessment, and   Prioritization

4.1, 4.2

9

 

6. Risk Assessment

5.1.1

11

 

7. Hierarchy of Controls

5.1.2

14

 

8. Design Review

5.1.3

15

 

9. Management of Change

5.1.3

19

 

10. Procurement

5.1.4

20

 

11. Monitoring and Measurement

6.1

21

 

12. Incident Investigation

6.2

22

 

13. Audits

6.3

23

 

14. Corrective and Preventive   Actions

6.4

23

 

15. Feedback to the Planning   Process

6.5

23

 

16. Management Review

7.1, 7.2

24

  1.       Below, you will find some suggested sources      for the objective evidence to support your evaluation:
    • Documents: Organizational safety manuals and       instructions, safe operating procedures, and job hazard analyses
    • Records: E-mails or letters from management to       employees, safety meeting minutes, mishap logs, audit reports,       Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations,       inspection reports, risk assessments, and training records
    • Interviews: Management personnel, supervisors, and       employees
    • Observation: Walk through some workplaces to observe       conditions for yourself.
  2. For each management system element, discuss the      objective evidence you found or were unable to find. Evaluate the      effectiveness of the organization’s implementation of each element against      available reference sources and best practice information. Use the      following four-tier evaluation scheme to rate each element:
    • World Class:       OHS performance
    • Strong:       Conforming/complete, may have minor gaps with action plans
    • Moderate:       Scattered non-conformances need to be addressed, positive trends/major       elements in place
    • Limited:       Multiple or significant systemic non-conformances exist.

Appropriate references include the course textbook; textbooks from other college-level courses; ANSI/AIHA Z10-2012; other published consensus standards like ANSI, ASSE, AIHA, ISO, and NFPA; OSHA standards and voluntary guidelines; and articles published in professional journals. Blogs, Wikipedia, About.com, Ask.com, and other unmonitored Internet resources are not considered scholarly references and should not be used. Please contact your professor if you have any questions about the appropriateness of a source.

  1. If an element is found to be less than World Class,      provide recommendations for improvement. Be sure to use appropriate      scholarly sources to support your recommendations.
  2. Provide a summary of the overall status of the      organization’s safety management system, and comment on the degree of      alignment between the safety management system and other management system      efforts utilized at the facility.

The Unit VIII Course Project must be a minimum of seven pages and a maximum of 10 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. A minimum of five professional sources must be used.

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