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I2P2 & Employee Engagement

Last week I gave a presentation to an industry group on OSHA’s proposed Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) rule.  In my presentation, I focused on the requirements for worker participation within an OHSMS. 

One of the questions OSHA raised in its original I2P2 proposal was –

What mechanisms have been found to be effective for enabling employees to participate in safety and health in the workplace?

Worker participation is one of the areas where there are significant differences between OHSAS 18001 and both ANSI Z10 and OSHA VPP.

OSHA VPP and ANSI Z10 focus on employee participation, as defined by the technicality of labor law.  OHSAS 18001 focuses instead on worker participation, as defined by the extent of the organization’s control over the work being performed.

March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments More