Gap Analysis : Occupational Health And Safety Management System
The following report is a GAP analysis of three safety management systems. The paper will examine differences and similarities between the three safety management systems. It will briefly describe the different components of different management systems and outline the elements typical to each program.
A tabular representation of the comparison and similarities of the three safety management systems is provided in a separate document titled GAP Analysis Table
Occupational Health and Safety Management System
An Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) is defined as a coordinated and systematic approach to the management of health and safety risks (WorkSafe Alberta, n.d.). An OHSMS is one that continually improves the safety performance and compliance to health and safety legislation and standards (WorkSafe Victoria).
The scope and complexity of an OHSMS can vary. This variation will depend on the type, size and nature of the work performed (WorkSafe Alberta, n.d.).
For a workplace to be healthy, there must be commitment and planning to ensure that all sectors and levels of the organization is working safely (Work Safe OHS, n.d.).
The purpose of the OHSMS is to identify and control hazards, on an ongoing basis and to protect the health and safety of the workers in an organization (Work Safe OHS, n.d.).
Occupational Health and Safety Management was developed with the intent to reduce or…