With an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) the company presents a robust and efficient health and safety organization, which continually increases work safety and constantly contributes to the strengthening of the employees’ health. Health and safety management aims to improve the occupational health and safety continuously by establishment of a systematic approach based on goals. According to these goals health and safety processes are planned, organized, implemented and controlled comparable to other management tasks and thus are improved continuously. The OHSMS intend to motivate all members of the company to cooperate actively in the systematic realisation of OHS. It aims to ensure the health and safety of the personnel, visitors, suppliers and contractors of the company as well as to avoid risks for the public and the environment.
By means of the integration of occupational health and safety into the company’s processes the OHSMS supports the company in all economic activities also resulting in an improvement of the company’s economic position. The benefits of a systematic approach to occupational health and safety are increased safety awareness, fewer downtimes, accidents or absenteeism and an increased productivity. Additionally international standards and the requirements of external stakeholders (like customers, investors and development institutions) and government institutions (legal compliance) are implemented and fulfilled in an optimum way. With the introduction of an OHSMS the employer fulfilled the legal responsibility of organizing OHS within the company properly (Law of Mongolia, Law on Labor Safety and Hygiene, Article 27). The resulting increase in company reputation (company’s image) leads to advantages like an improved competitiveness and a stronger employee satisfaction Furthermore OHSMS leads to:
- Optimized operational sequences
- Long term personnel retention/lower employee turnover
- Reduced number of material damage
- Improved personnel skills