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Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS)

Definition - What does Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS) mean?

A Work Health and Safety Management System is an organized system for work health and safety management in the workplace. As such, it is a framework that allows the management to put in place a complete system of protection. The complexity of the system will depend upon the size of the organization along with the nature of the business and manner in which it is organized. A key to successful implementation is open organization.

Safeopedia explains Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS)

A Work Health and Safety Management System needs to include the review and control of documents, strategies of communication and consultation, control of purchasing, a review of work based health and safety systems, taking into account external and internal auditing. To effectively implement a work and health safety management system there needs to be full commitment from the management, along with training of employees in the new policies and procedures.

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