How management systems improve health and safety performance

How management systems improve health and safety performance

Webinar | 28th April | World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Webinar | 28th April | World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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Millions of companies around the world have adopted management system standards believing that following a structured framework of best practice will yield benefits.


But do management system standards and certification really improve performance?


Studies on management system maturity, and individual organizational measures and feedback would certainly suggest that implementing management systems has a positive effect – but independent, empirical evidence has not been available…until now.

 

New research by the Harvard Business School uses data to answer this question in the context of embedding recognised occupational Health and Safety management systems. The research analysed proprietary certification data from some of the world’s largest certification companies and injury microdata from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, BSI’s Global Head of Health, Safety and Well-being, Kate Field, will be hosting two webinars, exploring whether management system standards and certification improve business performance. She will be joined by: 

 

  • Professor Michael W. Toffel from Harvard Business School
  • JC Sekar, CEO and co-founder of AcuiZen Technologies Singapore
  • Michael Tooma, Managing Partner at Clyde & Co
  • Dave R. Meyer, Principal Consultant at BSI

 

 


Session 1 (1 hour)

What will the webinars cover?

During this session, you’ll find out more about the research and discover the answers to the following questions:

  • Does implementation of a management system standard enhance performance?
  • Does performance plateau over time?
  • What impact does certification have on performance?
  • Compliance to conformance. What’s the link between management systems standards and legislation?
  • Can management system standard compliance be deployed as a defence to litigation and prosecution?
  • What impact do management systems have on organisational culture and competency and why does it matters?
  • What may be some areas needing further research on this topic?

Fort this session, Kate will be joined by:

JC Sekar, CEO and Co-founder, AcuiZen Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd

Michael Tooma, Managing Partner, Clyde & Co

 


Session 2 (1 hour)

What will the webinars cover?

During this session, you’ll find out more about the research and discover the answers to the following questions:

  • Why do organizations look to management systems standards?
  • What’s the journey from OSHA compliance to ISO 45001 implementation?
  • What’s the journey from ISO 45001 implementation to certification?
  • Does implementation of a management system standard enhance performance?
  • How do you drive continuous improvement once you’ve implemented a management system?
  • What impact does certification have on performance?

For this session, Kate will be joined by:

Michael W. Toffel, Professor, Harvard Business School and co-author of the research paper under discussion

Dave R. Meyer, Principal Consultant, BSI


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