There are global standards for Health, Safety, and Environmental (EHS) systems. Companies are responsible for the safety of their employees and the environment. So what exactly is an EHS system? The YouTube video “Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Systems” explains the term. At its core, it is a collection of activities that promote the health and well-being of employees.
EHS Management Systems Explained
An organization should conduct risk assessments of its practices and procedures. The EHS department draws up policies for standard operating procedures.
All employees and management must adhere to these policies. The policies align with company, national, and international standards. After new rules and regulations are developed, HR trains all employees and management. This ensures compliance with the new policies and an understanding of the new system.
One essential component of an effective EHS system is communication. This is a factor that needs to be written into the new policies. There should be clear communication between management and staff and vice versa. EHS is a team effort and cannot be a one-sided effort. Management should set an example first. HR should watch policy implementation and compliance. If there is a breach, corrective behavior should be promoted. Health and safety should be implemented in all areas of the business.