ISO 45001:2018 is a standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems that offers substantial benefits in terms of safer workplaces, fewer injuries, lower worker's compensation premiums, and can also support eligibility for OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). See https://www.osha.gov/vpp for details: "VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status." OSHA adds of this (https://www.osha.gov/vpp/all-about-vpp), "The average VPP worksite has a Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) case rate of 52% below the average for its industry."
https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/Crosswalk_to_Voluntary_OSHA_Standards_7-3-18.pdf cross-references OSHA's VPP Star program with clauses of ISO 45001:2018 and other approaches.
- A strong OH&S management system delivers numerous benefits including a safer workplace and lower worker's compensation premiums. The safest workplaces have a 0.75 experience modification rating (EMR) which is half that (1.5) of those with the poorest safety records.
- Structure and key clauses of ISO 45001:2018
- Leadership and worker participation; ISO 45001 is relatively unique among the most commonly used ISO standards because it requires mechanisms for worker participation. This supports OSHA requirements for ways for workers to report potential hazards through near-miss reports, and it also supports workplace safety committees. Safety committees are covered in some detail, and references are provided as resources.
- Henry Ford cited twelve primary hazard sources that are still applicable today—and all but one (unsuitable clothing) can be eliminated with off-the-shelf methods that include the 5S workplace organization system, ISO 9001's provisions for environment and equipment for operations, and Ford's "can't rather than don't" safety principle.
- Job safety analysis is synergistic with the job breakdown sheet.
- The hiyari hatto ("experience of almost accident situation," or near-miss report) allows workers to report unsafe conditions and near misses to initiate corrective and preventive action.
- Operation; pay attention to management of change (MOC) which means that any change in a process creates opportunities for unintended and undesirable consequences for safety as well as quality.
- "Can't rather than don't" means that, instead of telling people, "don't put your hand in the press when it closes," design the press so they can't put their hands in it when it closes. Those at the Ford Motor Company in the early 20th century required each operator to press and hold two buttons to close the press, which resulted in an injury rate of zero. Engineering controls are almost universally superior to administrative controls. Lockout-tagout is a form of "can't rather than don't."
- Emergency response plans are important. Emergency responders need to know what hazards they might encounter when responding to, for example, a fire.
Attendees will receive a pdf copy of the slides and accompanying notes, and an annotated copy of "How Henry Ford Saves Men and Money" which provides valuable examples from Ford's world-class safety methods.
Why should you attend this training?
While organizations must comply with OSHA regulations, ISO 45001:2018 offers a well-defined management system for occupational health and safety that helps meet and exceed these requirements.
Diligent use of the system offers numerous benefits including, most importantly, a lower incident rate and fewer workplace injuries (lost time and otherwise). This carries over into lower worker's compensation premiums, a lower Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) case rate, and can also help achieve OSHA's VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) Star status.
What Industries will benefit from this training?
All manufacturing and construction (primary), and services (secondary) in which workplace hazards are frequently present.
Who Will Benefit?
All people with responsibility for occupational health and safety
William (Bill) A. Levinson, P.E., is the principal of Levinson Productivity Systems, P.C. He is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State and Cornell Universities, and night school degrees in business administration and applied statistics from Union College, and he has given presentations at the ASQ World Conference, TOC World 2004, and other national conferences on productivity and quality.
Mr. Levinson is also the author of several books on quality, productivity, and management. Henry Ford’s Lean Vision is a comprehensive overview of the lean manufacturing and organizational management methods that Ford employed to achieve unprecedented bottom line results, and Beyond the Theory of Constraints describes how Ford’s elimination of variation from material transfer and processing times allowed him to come close to running a balanced factory at full capacity. Statistical Process Control for Real-World Applications shows what to do when the process doesn’t conform to the traditional bell curve assumption.