Setup an OH&S system
The standard helps organizations to setup an Occupational Health and Safety Management System that abides by the law, is implemented effectively and continually improved. This safeguards the employees from workplace risks.
Occupational Risk Analysis
The standard recommends performing occupational risk analysis to explore the risks associated with various activities, so that the organization can be prepared to deal with it. This reduces damage from accidents.
Imparting operational controls on all activities for safety of the employees is emphasized by the standard. This enables proactive risk management and reduced cost from unforeseen catastrophes.
Support systems such as awareness among all stakeholders, extend of communication, documentation, audits etc. are included in the standard as a factor for the smooth conduct of the OH&S system.
The standard emphasizes the need to continually improve the OH&S system through corrective actions based on the feedbacks from performance evaluation. Thus, the system is always updated in accordance with organizational operations.