Volume 10 Number 2 Year - 2016

Number of articles: 13


Authors: Piotr Kafel

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the place of occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) within the integrated management system. Implementation aspects of management systems are discussed, namely the different management system standards used for registration, for example ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, the order in which they were implemented, the time required for each implementation, as well as the scope of integration of these management system standards into a single Integrated Management System and the level of integration. In order to do so, some of the results of a survey carried out in 81 organizations registered to at least two management systems selected from popular international standards, e.g.: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 22000 were used. OHSMS is not the system that is implemented as a first one. Usually it is implemented after or simultaneously with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. Time of implementation of MSSs in second and further round of implementation is shorter than during the implementation of first standards. There is a higher level of integration of implemented management standards in organizations where one of the standards in OHSMS, than in a companies without OHSMS. The paper analyses those sequences of management systems implementation of safety management systems with other system, that allow organizations to achieve higher levels of integration and presents a possible pattern for the companies initiating the integration process.

Keywords: OHSAS 18001, Safety management systems, Integration, level of integration, safety certification system

DOI: 10.18421/IJQR10.02-05

Article info: pp. 311-324

Recieved: 27.10.2015  Accepted: 04.02.2016  UDC: 332.05   Downloads: 535

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