Is an OHS an Business Requirement?

Occupational Health & Safety have become the buzz words in the global business transactions. Many multinational industries have set high level compliance targets with regards to Health, Safety & Environment parameters. Even these companies have revised their policies to ensure compliance to these parameters by their suppliers across the globe. ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System)  & OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety Requirements) certification has become the mandate for most of the suppliers.

If we consider a simple business transaction, the customer is actually paying for the desired quality of the product at the competitive price from the supplier. Then, the questions arise –

Whether the compliance to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) can be a mandatory requirement from the customer ???.

Is it acceptable by the supplier company ???

The answer is YES. In past 5 years, all the companies have understood their own responsibilities towards compliance to health, safety & environment parameters. The simple logic is “You can’t trouble someone as a result of your business transaction”. It is willingly accepted by most of the multinationals that they are bound to shoulder the responsibility of complying to OHS parameters. Hence those companies have made OHS compliance mandatory for themselves and for their suppliers as well. It is really a positive move towards betterment of industry and better tomorrow.

It is considered that OHS is a mindset. The compliance is possible only if there is an awareness created among team members. Such awareness can be created either through Trainings OR through Effective Visual Management at workplace.

Kaizen India is known for creating OHS awareness in Industry & Business Houses through its Unique & Excellent Quality Visual Management Solutions including Safety Posters, Safety Signs, Informative Boards and other innovative products.

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