The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence, and rising insurance premiums.
An Occupational Safety & Health Management System (OSHMS). is a management tool that integrates all Health and Safety (H&S) management components of a business into one coherent system. The integration of these components allows the business to achieve its objectives efficiently by managing and minimizing occupational health and safety risks. This integrated approach requires combining all H&S internal business management practices into one system, and the different management components of the Occupational Safety & Health Management System (OSHMS) System Framework (OSHMS SF) require effective links between them to ensure a complete system that operates as a whole.
The Executive Council of Abu Dhabi Emirate issued a Decree in order to establish the Abu Dhabi health and safety center. The Center aims to ensure the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Emirate Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OSHMS) through the provision of an integrated system framework for the management of all issues related to occupational health and safety and through control of negative impacts resulting from working places. The center is known as Abu Dhabi Public Health Center and the latest Issue is called OSHAD System Framework.
ISO 45001:2018 sets the framework for establishing, implementing, and maintaining an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.