IT Governance Publishing launches ‘OHSAS 18001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide’


Ely, England, 1 May 2012 – Organisations are implementing Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) as part of their risk management strategy to address changing legislation and protect their workforce. The internationally recognised assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems is OHSAS 18001.

OHSAS 18001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide, the latest pocket guide to be added to the ITGP portfolio, examines the practical and managerial issues an organisation faces as it gears up to meet OHSAS 18001 standards of occupational health and safety.

OHSAS 18001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide uses a wide variety of fictional ‘real world’ scenarios, demonstrating the hazards that might be present in a workplace; how to assess risk, how to manage OHSAS 18001 implementation and how to communicate its implementation through all levels of management. The author, Naeem Sadiq, takes the complex, and often impenetrable, concepts that surround health and safety and presents them with absolute precision and clarity.

Naeem has over 16 years’ experience with the OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 9001 and ISO/IEC 14001 standards, having provided consultancy, training and auditing support to over 100 organisations. Using this experience, Naeem gives the reader a sound understanding of OHSAS 18001 and the pocket guide can be used as a step-by-step instructional manual for anyone tasked with implementing operational health and safety standards in the workplace. OHSAS 18001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide provides readers with:

· A comprehensive explanation of OHSAS 18001 and its implications.

· An understanding of how OHSAS 18001 can be implemented through the PDCI (Plan-Do-Check-Improve) management principle.

· A ‘how-to’ guide for establishing an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Policy.

· A ‘how-to’ guide for identifying risks and controls within the organisation.

· An understanding of the law; the legislative and contractual OH&S requirements to which an organisation subscribes.

· Expert guidance on how to deal with emergencies.

· And much, much more …

Chris Evans, ITSM specialist comments ‘This will be very useful and informative to those who need to consider the implications of the OH&S acts and their implementation’.

Antonio Velasco, CEO, Sinersys Technologies, adds ‘… particularly for companies or OH&S departments which have problems for aligning Occupational Health and Safety Management objectives with business objectives, and need a different approach to share with business people to comprise both OH&S issues.

This is a practical approach with understandable samples that could help the readers to establish its controls, measures and implementation’.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance says, ‘It provides an easy-to-follow, step by step guide to the fundamentals of OHSAS 18001. Demonstrated by real-world scenarios, this essential guide will help readers gain a sound understanding of the standard, implement an occupational health and safety policy and protect their workforce with OHSAS 18001’.

OHSAS 18001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide can be purchased in multiple formats from (UK) for £19.95, (US) for $19.95 and (EU) for €23,95.

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