Mainstreaming OSH into business management
06/07/2010 Type: Reports 196 pages

Mainstreaming OSH into business management

Keywords:Accident prevention, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dangerous substances, Good OSH is good for business, Mainstreaming OSH into education, Risk assessment

Organisations deal with OSH in different ways: some organisations have little expertise in OSH and react to problems such as occupational accidents, work-related diseases and absenteeism in an ad hoc way, while others strive to manage OSH more systematically, and even proactively, by implementing OSH into the organisation’s overall management. This report aims to provide evidence and information on how OSH can be incorporated into general management and business, thereby achieving safer and healthier working environments, and better general organisational performance. This report comprises three main parts, each with a different specific focus: (1) a literature review, (2) an overview of related policies, and (3) a report of case studies and good practice. Readers should refer to the appropriate sections of the report for more detailed discussions and further information about each area.

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