Updates on ASI’s Health and Safety Management System (HSMS)

The continuous and ongoing development of the ASI Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) ensures that the most up-to-date information is available to our employees. Legislative changes, feedback regarding improvements and addition of new Standards within the ASI operation enable revisions to the HSMS.

As per directives from its Group President, ASI is working towards the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety (draft) Standard, with the following 2017 Health and Safety Improvement Plan (HSIP) among other H&S initiatives:

Corporate level

• Align HSE resources to improve capacity and responsiveness.
• Develop and communicate H&S Roadmap.
• Systematically develop Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) elements as outlined in the project plan.
• Develop a standardized incident analysis approach to improve the quality of learnings and interventions.
• Targeted Workforce Engagement/Visible Felt Leadership (VFL).
• H&S Roles and Responsibilities
• Strategic review of the H&S functions at operations to ensure resource effectiveness and alignment with business needs.

Business Group level

• Build on the 2016 Health & Safety themes.
• Systematically implement actions slated for 2017:
o Enhancing health & safety culture;
o Expanded application of Risk Management; and
o Reinforce application of duties, roles and responsibilities.
• Conduct gap assessments and develop action plans to address HSMS requirements and implementation at operational level.
• Integrate Health and Safety Improvement Plans (HSIPs) to align with business needs.
• Reflect resource requirements in the annual budget.

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is a continent-wide event spanning three countries Canada, USA and Mexico; that highlight to the public, government, and industry the importance of increasing understanding, raising awareness and reducing injuries and illnesses in the workplace, at home and in the community. The goal of The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all partners in occupational safety and health on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.

This year’s theme: Make Safety a Habit

NAOSH strives to:

  • Increase understanding of the benefits of investment in occupational health and safety.
  • Raise awareness of the role and contribution of safety and health professionals.
  • Reduce workplace injuries and illness by encouraging new health and safety activities and interest in NAOSH Week.

The NAOSH Week Logo

The NAOSH Week logo – three hands forming an equilateral triangle – portrays the three participating nations – Canada, the United States and Mexico – and symbolizes joint venture, cooperation and the commitment to the common goals shared by all occupational health and safety partners. The three sides stand for partnership of the three countries in this joint occupational health and safety venture, as well as all tripartite partnerships between business, labour and governments. The connected hands illustrate assistance and cooperation on many levels – from interpersonal relationships in the workplace to international exchange.

To get involved, visit:  http://www.naosh.ca/english/   or    http://www.naosh.ca/french/