A Study on the Occupational Health & Safety Management System Integrated with Business Continuity Management System

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Authors: Chan-O Kim aYoung-Guk Kwon aSe-Jung Oh b

Abstract: Recently, incidents and disasters occurring in home as well as abroad influence whole industrial society not just limited in business places or districts. If safety management system of business is broken, then an incident occurs. This brings out a huge loss at the scene of an incident and other businesses. And then, delayed and passive reaction to this incident may be expanded to a national disaster. A state of emergency caused by these disasters threatens countries and public's safety in addition to company's loss, and it can encourage social and financial anxiety worldwide. If BCMS(Business Continuity Management System)’s, which has recently been adopted as a social safety system, is established in a general place of business, overlap and collision are inevitable in many sides. And it will make an overlapped organization that makes confusion in company by a cost of management. To avoid these overlap and collision, for making better OH&SMS (Occupational Health and Safety Management System), companies need to construct a unified business system after adding applicable requirements in business place. And then we can minimize confusions and burdens in company, and operate integrated system including BCMS. This study suggests using HSSMS (Health, Safety and Security Management System) which is KOSHA 18001 - nowadays many companies are used in KOREA - utilized by BCMS. If company adopts this HSSMS(Health, Safety and Security Management System), following positive effects can be expected.1) HSSMS makes it possible for company's OH&SMS to unify with BCM systems and to be continual improvement and operation.2) Because HSSMS makes OH&SMS communicate with national BCMS, it helps constructing and operating BCMS being cooperated by the public and civil sector.3) OH&SMS and BCMS make it easier to decrease accident rate, enhance working environment, increase productivity, hold a dominant position in internal and external market, preoccupy the appearance of global standard, and respond the voluntary restraints of market.

Keywords: OH&SMS, Occupational Health and Safety Management System, KOSHA 18001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, BCMS, Business Continuity Management System, HSSMS, Health, Safety and Security Management System

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe100055

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