What is OHS?
Occupational Health and Safety aims to provide a framework for the management of risks and opportunities, with the OBJECTIVE of preventing work-related injuries and health impairment.
What is the objective of a OSH Management System?
To enable the organisation to provide safe and healthy workplaces, prevent work-related injuries and health deterioration, and to continuously improve its performance.
The application of effective preventive and protective measures results in a better Occupational Health and Safety performance. Taking early action to implement performance improvement actions in order to achieve an effective and efficient Management System.
There is an equivalence between the different Royal Decrees published since the entry into force of Law 31/1995 on the Prevention of Occupational Risks and its Technical Guides and the International Standards on Health and Safety at Work.
Developments resulting from COVID-19
The unexpected COVID-19 pandemic has led to new developments in terms of specific protections to deal with our day-to-day social and occupational lives. In fact, the General Secretariat for Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises has issued the Resolution of 23 April 2020, concerning personal protective equipment in the context of the health crisis caused by COVID-19 as detailed below:
- Protective masks FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3.
- Gloves for protection against micro-organisms.
- Protective clothing against biological agents.
- Eye and face protection equipment.
The standards related to the OSH Management System are:
- UNE 0066
- GLOBAL SAFE SITE
- CLEAN SITE
- UNE EN ISO 45001
- OHSAS 18001
- Legal compliance audits RD 31/1995