Occupational Safety, Health and Wellness
The BEC provides services in the area of Occupational Safety, Health and Wellness to support employers and ensure effective management of safety and health and facilitate compliance with current and pending legislative requirements.
We work in partnership with organizations to enable them to be proactive and operate more efficiently.
Since the introduction of the Safety & Health at Work Act (2005) Cap. 356 on January 1, 2013, the BEC has performed several Risk Assessments, Compliance Inspections and Reports. We have also provided training solutions for members and clients as well as developed publications to provide guidance and updates on industry best practices. Some of the publications published in previous times are:
- Keeping it Safe: A Safety and Health Journal
- Dealing with HIV/AIDS in the Workplace
- Safety & Health at Work Brochure
To further assist in the development of a safe and healthy organisation, the BEC also provides tailored training solutions to meet your organisation’s identified needs. Our training and service offering includes but is not limited to:
- Facilitation of Safety and Health training seminars
- Risk Assessments and Workplace Inspections
- Accident and Incident Investigations
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Safety Committee Support
- Safety and Health Advisory Consultations
- Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
- Safety and Health Audits
- Compliance Reviews
- Safety Management Starter Kits
Safety & Health is an investment and evidence from across the globe has shown direct correlations between improvement in safety and health and the improvement of productivity. Therefore, safety and health should be managed like any other important area of business, and we look forward to assisting you in that regard.
Are you unsure whether you are compliant with the Safety and Health at Work Act or meeting the industry standard best practices? The BEC has developed an OSH Audit service to assist businesses determine their path for continuous improvement. The service utilises the International Labour Organisation Occupational Safety and Health (ILO – OSH) Management System which presents practical approaches and tools for assisting organizations establishment, implementation and improvement of occupational safety and health management, with the aim of reducing work-related injuries and ill health. The guidelines encourage the integration of OSH management system elements as an important component of overall policy and management arrangements.
The OSH Audit includes the following sub-services to reach the objective highlighted above.
- Review of safety policy and other safety related documentation
- Workplace Inspection and Risk Assessment
- Gap Analysis based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) OSH standard and the Safety and Health at Work Act.
- Development of a road map to meet to address the gaps in your safety and health programme in accordance with the Safety and Health at Work Act and the ILO standard.
- Discussion with the Safety Committee and Management on the suggested recommendations and implementation strategy.
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Jump Start your safety programme with help from the BEC. The OSH Box provides your company with complete documentation for the following mandatory items of the Safety and Health at Work Act. In the OSH Box you will receive:
- Draft Safety and Health Policy
- Inspection records
- Risk Assessment Forms
- Accident Record Book
- Equipment Maintenance Record
- Contractor’s Agreement
- Code of Discipline
- Sick Bay Register
- Draft Safety Committee Terms of Reference
- Safety Delegate / Committee Operation Manual
- TIPS Booklet (TIPS is a suggestion book as well as a near miss log and the acronym stands for: Together we Improve Performance in Safety)
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Testing and Monitoring
Testing and measurement are essential to any safety and health programme. Measurement can form the basis of your review to determine whether the controls implemented are giving the returns and improvements as anticipated. We provide empirical testing and reports on the following areas:
- Indoor Air Quality,
- Moisture, and
While empirical testing is essential, the human element is most important. The BEC also provides safety culture/climate assessments to gauge the level of safety awareness and commitment at all levels in the organisation. Such assessments provide the benchmark necessary to determine the best way to implement safety and health policies and procedures.