Occupational health and safety (OHS) is about the health, safety and welfare of all people in the workplace.
Occupational health and safety risk management policy
Outlines the commitment to providing systems for the identification and elimination of risk, with appropriate consultation, training and instruction, and periodic review of systems and procedures
The department is committed to a risk management based approach to decision making including decisions about occupational health and safety.
A systematic approach to risk management is the key to ensuring workplace safety. It includes ongoing hazard identification, implementation of controls and monitoring of their effectiveness, and procedures for applying risk management to all safety related decisions.
Risk controls needs to be tracked to ensure completion. A risk register may be used to provide an overview of hazards, to track the status of the implementation controls, to document completion of controls for auditing purposes, and to plan reviews of risk management plans.
The ongoing participation of all staff is required if systems are to be effective and for the gradual integration of risk management in all workplace activities.