Management systems should be expansive and versatile, as having such a system makes sense for organizations. A management system is a mechanism that helps streamline an organization’s day to day functioning without hassles. It should put the organization on the path it chooses to take by putting in place a set of documents that is prescriptive and hierarchical, and well-defined. Although all these processes can be put in place for only one function; it makes better business and economic sense to have a management system that performs and carries out its objectives across a spectrum of functions and activities.
Organizations should ideally build a comprehensive and thorough management system that should be a set of standards and practices that addresses the organization’s safety, health and environment management aspects. A major advantage having such a system brings is that it makes the entire process efficient, consistent, cost effective and timely.
Creating a fulcrum for health and environment management systems
An effective and proven way of making management systems work effectively is for corporations to use the business asset to set and create inputs for the various standards around the functions. The standards and practices that are put in place in such a manner become the basis and edifice on which decisions relative to resources and dollars spent within the Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) scope of business are made. In other words, a management system works best and most effectively when it becomes a pivot around which a host of functions can be performed.
Safety, health and environment are the core issues of a sound management system. If organizations have to build an SH&E system that is designed along the lines described above; they need to have the ability to properly assess their requirements first. They need to also have the foresight to anticipate the changes that these functions will undergo in the future, and should build a management system that has the robustness, flexibility and resilience to accommodate and ingest these changes. The financial consequences of building a management system that fails to take these factors into consideration are huge.
A management system that takes SH&E into consideration can achieve a lot
This process accomplishes the following:
o Identifies the things that need to be managed within the function
o Constructs a process, tool, or mechanism that best manages each of those things identified. They are usually a set of standards, practices and programs that are built specifically for a particular function
o Builds the standard, practice or program so that it can be adjusted according to results
o Builds a measuring metric, benchmark or scorecard with both lagging and leading indicators
o Builds the management system in a way that is hierarchal in structure within the organization – (corporate sets and standards and the business unit builds the practice around the standard)
Trainings for inculcating the mindset for building a strong management system
The principles to adapt and the thinking needed to cultivate the outlook for building such a management system will be the core part of a seminar that is being organized by GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional trainings for the regulatory compliance areas.
James J. Thatcher, President and Owner, Global Safety Solutions LLC., who is listed as an expert witness for operational as well as safety, health, environmental, training and security issues in the Oil and Gas industry and the mining, minerals and chemical industry; will be the Director at this learning session. Please log on to http://www.globalcompliancepanel.com/control/globalseminars/~product_id=900842SEMINAR?wordpress_SEO to register for this highly valuable learning session.
This seminar has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant’s RAC recertification upon full completion.
In-depth exploration of SH&E management systems
This seminar will make an in-depth exploration of management systems in the health and environmental areas. James will offer a detailed understanding of SH&E, plus Training and Security (TS), which are the functions around which standards and practices are built. He will describe the 16 functions that cover the SHE & TS world in detail, which will help participants understand ways by which to build a standard and practice around all these 16 functions.
The 16 functions that will have a standard and practice specific to the function are:
o Hazard identification & control
o Occupational health & industrial hygiene
o Incident management
o Emergency preparedness
o Regulatory compliance
o Reporting performance
o Managing risk
o Managing safety
o Management security
o Verification & audits
o Document & record management
o Contractor & service provider management
o Competency management (training)
o Commitment, communication and implementation
o Managing change
The Director of this seminar will also explain the role of supporting documents, associated programs, procedures or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that are a part of the particular function being managed, to enable clear understanding of the topics.