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Hi, i am suppose to write a EHS policy. i will be very grateful for input.
i have recently been working as a training officer at a bank. i will appreciate if ican get any input to draw up a training programme. and various literature to conduct that training.

Companies that consider environmental protection, occupational health and safety at work as important as providing quality products usually have managers and departments responsible for these issues. They are called environmental, health and safety (EHS) departments, also SHE or HSE departments. EHS management has two general objectives: prevention of incidents or accidents that might result from abnormal operating conditions on the one hand and reduction of adverse effects that result from normal operating conditions on the other hand.

For example, fire, explosion and release of harmful substances into the environment or the work area must be prevented. Also action must be taken to reduce a company’s environmental impact under normal operating conditions (like reducing the company’s carbon footprint) and to prevent workers from developing work related diseases. Regulatory requirements play an important role in both approaches and consequently, EHS managers must identify and understand relevant EHS regulations, the implications of which must be communicated to top management (the board of directors) so the company can implement suitable measures. Organisations based in the United States are subject to EHS regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations, particularly CFR 29, 40, and 49. Still, EHS management is not limited to legal compliance and companies should be encouraged to do more than is required by law, if appropriate.

The general approach to EHS management as per international standards ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 is based on the methodology called "Plan-Do-Check-Act" (PDCA), made popular by W. Edwards Deming. PDCA in the EHS context can briefly be described as follows,

-Plan, document the organisation's overall EHS aims and objectives in a policy statement, identify and register environmental aspects and impacts and occupational health and safety risks as well as regulatory requirements.

-Do, define EHS objectives and targets, implement suitable strategic initiatives to deliver results in accordance with the organisation's EHS policy and legal requirements.

-Check, monitor and measure the results against policy, objectives, targets and legal and other requirements.

-Act, take action to continually improve the performance of the EHS management system.

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