First Milestone: To-Be Analysis

The first milestone includes the collection and definition of the necessary occupational health and safety elements in form of a to-be analysis. The necessity and scope of certain elements result from the different requirements acting on the company.

These fall into the categories of internal requirements, legal requirements and interests of other external stakeholders. The legal requirements on the occupational health and safety result from laws, regulations, guidelines etc. These need to be strictly complied with regard to the legal compliance and therefore have the highest priority. These have to be strictly complied with regard to the legal compliance and therefore have the highest priority. In the second place of the to-be criteria follow the interests of external stakeholders, such as banks, customers, certification institutions and society (CSR).The internal requirements are developed from the company’s vision and goals, which complement the two preceding groups of criteria ideally. The following illustration shows and overview of the components (OHS-Elements) of an OHSMS, which have proven themselves many times as an international best practice.

AGS Elemente The collected and elaborated OHS-elements serve as a basis for further action, as well as a checklist for the actual-to-target value comparison and support the company in increasing the safety at work permanently as well as strengthening the health of the workers, what leads to an increase of the value of the company. The content and structurally adapted to the needs of the company OHS elements must be reported as income in the form of company-wide AGS standards and made mandatory. The following chapter describes the OHS-elements in detail and the resulting requirements for OHS standards, procedures and instruments or tools to implement in the company.