Results of the implementation of the system
Occupational safety and health are important for legal, moral and financial reasons. All organizations have an obligation to take care and ensure that their employees, as well as other persons who are on the premises of their business, are safe at all times. It is connected with the protection of health and life of employees and third parties –moral responsibility.
The legal reasons concern OSH preventive, repressive and countervailing practices with regards to the consequences. Proper OSH management leads to a reduction of the employees’ harm related to, among others, occupational diseases, absenteeism due to accidents and the related costs, including health care, sick leave and costs of other benefits, e.g. in a civil action. OSH comprises interactions between many fields, including occupational medicine, occupational health, public health, safety, engineering, industrial engineering, chemistry, biological factors, ergonomics and occupational psychology.
BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND CERTIFICATION OF SYSTEMS
- Setting in order the formal and legal status – compliance or greater likelihood of compliance with legal requirements
- Improvement of internal and external communications
- Objective evidence for the customers who are looking for trust and presumption that the offered quality will be maintained at the same level – the increase in the customers’ satisfaction translates into their loyalty to the company, and ultimately into the increase in revenue.
- Actions targeted towards prevention of errors rather than their detection, allowing to save financial resources and labor
- A better understanding and clarity of processes within the organization
- Understanding of the influence of external requirements on the organization and customers
- Clear responsibility and authorization
- Prevention increases job satisfaction of the employees, leading to their increased motivation and improved productivity and performance
- A certified system constitutes a physical proof, a marketing advantage and the opportunity to compete on the same basis as other organizations – a better tendering capability