Original Date: 03/17/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Health and Safety Management Systems Audit Procedure
Polaroid has developed a draft Health and Safety Management Systems Audit procedure based on the draft ISO- 14000 standard. Most requirements already existed within the Corporate Health and Safety procedure, but did not meet the format requirements of ISO-14000. Polaroid’s draft procedure originated with the October 1994 planning meeting for the 1995 Health and Safety Audit schedule. A committee to develop the procedure was formed in January 1995. Polaroid uses the Accident Triangle (Figure 3-3) as the foundation for developing procedures to audit an organization’s preventive measures.
The Health and Safety Management Systems Audit procedure is organized in five sections: Roles, Responsibility, and Training; Safety, Goals, and Performance; Compliance with Regulations and Policy; Incident Review; and Hazard Assessment and Property Loss Prevention. Polaroid conducted and documented a pilot audit of its Battery Division which addressed operations; trades and engineering; and quality, laboratories, and material control. Lessons learned from the pilot audit have been documented. Polaroid has placed this draft document on hold pending Corporate discussions on how best to align with the ISO-14000 standard.
Figure 3-3. The Foundation - The Accident Triangle
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