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Safety Management Updates (AIHce EXP 2020 OnDemand)

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Recorded at Virtual AIHce EXP 2020


An Integrated Approach to Migrate Multiple Sites to ISO 45001 From OHSAS 18001

Publication of ISO 45001, the world's first international standard for occupational health and safety, promises many improvements over the previously used OHSAS 18001 standard. Advantages include, but are not limited to: 1) a common framework with other widely used International Standards (e.g., Quality-9001 and Environmental Management-14001); 2) focus on the consultation/participation of the worker; and 3) increased clarity on management's role in developing and maintaining the occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS). However, despite the myriad benefits of the new standard, organizations are left to grapple with the challenge of migrating to the new standard. The first question is how to identify the new or changed requirements that will impact the existing OHSMS. Next, the organization must determine to what extent these requirements will impact their OHSMS. Finally, a migration plan must be developed and executed to address all new or changed requirements in a fashion that meets the intent of the new standard. Presenter: Craig Torres, CIH, CSP, Lockheed Martin Littleton, CO, United States of America

Insight into the Safety Climate at Restaurants in Ontario, Canada

In the restaurant sector, workers are regularly exposed to a wide range of occupational health and safety hazards which can lead to injuries. The severity of these injuries can span from a minor burn to broken bones resulting from a slip or trip. In 2018, there were 3,920 work-related injuries in the Ontario restaurant and catering sector which represent a 31% increase from 2011. Strategies to improve this sector's health and safety performance are urgently needed to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries. One of the first steps to improving health and safety performance is to assess the sector's current safety climate because studies have shown that a good safety climate is associated with lower injury rates. Therefore, this exploratory study aimed to examine the safety climate of restaurants in Ontario, Canada and to identify areas for improvement. The results of this study are likely applicable to the restaurant sector in other jurisdictions. Presenter: Dr. Chun-Yip Hon, PhD CIH, Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Rural Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Program

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) investigated injury rates among the rural Alaska construction and utilities workforce. To address the findings, ANTHC has developed a program to reduce the burden of occupational injuries and illnesses among this workforce. Specific interventions include the design of a participatory ergonomics program, provision of training through an OSHA Susan Harwood Grant, development of an excavation safety inspection mobile App, and adopting a virtual reality module to improve confined space entry training. Presenter: LCDR Christopher Fish, CIH, CSP, REHS, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Anchorage, AK United States of America

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