In 2001 the ILO developed the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management Systems, ILO-OSH 2001, to help governments, employers and workers to continually improve their OSH performance. Auditing is one of the key steps in both implementing an OSH management system and evaluating its performance.
This guide is a practical tool that will help in identifying the strengths and weaknesses in an organization’s OSH management system, and in highlighting opportunities for improvement. It should be used in tandem with the Implementation Guidance for the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems, ILO-OSH 2001.
By using the guide, auditors will be able to measure an organization’s OSH performance, and compare it against the 16 items described in ILO-OSH 2001, with a view to identifying weaknesses, providing solutions for improvement, and continually improving OSH performance.
02 January 2013