AN INNOVATIVE PROCESS FOR THE QUALIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF OCCUPATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT UNDER THE OHSAS 18001 STANDARDJournal: International Journal of Management (IJM) (Vol.8, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2017-08-30
Authors : GAMBERA VANESSA;
Page : 40-51
Keywords : Checklist; Safety Requirements; Risk Management; Procedure; Implementation.;
Accidents in the workplace over the last few years have registered a reassuring downturn due to the development of a safety policy in workplaces which has allowed a significant reduction in accidents, incidents or occupational illnesses occurring in the workplace. Workplace safety is a top priority in welfare policies and the company plays a central role in development policies. Specific legislation, both compulsory and voluntary is important, in order to raise companies' awareness of the spread of a culture of safety. This paper aims at studying the implementation of an innovative process for the qualification and evaluation of safety standards for European and non-European service providers in the handling of contracts, governed by Legislative Decree no. 81 of 2008, known as the Safety Code, the binding legislation on safety in force in Italy. The analysis is conducted through the study of the process of purchasing service supplies, considering the impact that this process has on the protection of health and safety at workplaces. For this purpose, the process of implementing a health and safety management system in the workplace, certified according to the OHSAS 18001: 2007 standard was analyzed within a primary electronics industry company, located in Eastern Sicily. A suitable procedure was therefore identified to be included in the company's management manual, so as to standardize the technical evaluation procedure of the European and non-European service providers which the company operates with, in the search for the Safety requirements that these suppliers have to possess. This procedure makes it possible to efficiently evaluate and qualify service providers in the absence of legislative indications on contract management with European and non-European suppliers.
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