Effects of occupational health and safety assessment series (OHSAS) standard: A study on core competencies building and organizational learning

Ebo Kwegyir-Afful, Emma Kwegyir-Afful, Richard Addo-Tenkorang, Jussi Kantola

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Abstract

Promoting the human factor of every organization is an important component that needs to be continuously up held to build employee competencies. Ultimately, this strengthens the competitiveness and sustainability of the operations within the organization. The aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001-2007) and learning in organizations to building its core competencies. This case study was carried out by the Evolute web based research tool in four factories between May and August 2015. Results indicated that, the acquisition of OHSAS 18001:2007 standard improves employee work output as well as increases knowledge capacity. Thus, an appreciable level of occupational health and safety management system, practice and environment has positive employee effect and that, organizational learning can be facilitated by top management commitment and leadership. However, the need for an increase in tacit knowledge disbursement among employees was realized needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society
EditorsTibor Barath, Jussi Ilari Kantola, Salman Nazir
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages395-405
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319603711
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume594
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/07/1721/07/17

Keywords

  • Knowledge creation and core competences building
  • Knowledge management
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Organizational learning
  • Safety culture

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