Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) Certification Course

  • 13 - 15 Oct 2020
  • Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

This course provides an understanding of the structure, contents and applicability of the Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

It covers the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace for general industries. It also provides information regarding employers’ responsibilities as defined by (OHSMS) and focuses on the implementation of effective safety programs and record keeping requirements.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and apply the contents of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSMS) standards
  • Prepare an effective safety program that will also increase employee morale and productivity, and reduce overall costs
  • Describe the training requirements of OHSMS standards and identify the training topics that their organization’s employees will need
  • Apply the record keeping requirements of OHSMS to maintain an effective workplace injury log
  • Distinguish the difference between workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities as defined by OHSMS

Course Outline

  • Introduction to OHSMS
  • Importance of OHSMS
  • Employees’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under OHSMS
  • Contents of OHSMS standards
  • Inspections of the workplace
  • Fundamentals of a safe workplace
  • Walking and working surfaces
  • Hazard communication course and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Exit route, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans and fire protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Fall protection
  • Lockout/tagout – requirements and periodic inspection
  • Introduction to industrial hygiene
  • History of industrial hygiene
  • Role of the safety professional
  • Industrial hygiene fundamentals
  • Industrial hygiene concepts and key terms
  • Employee exposure and medical records
  • Industry specific standards
  • Hazardous, flammable and combustible materials
  • Confined space: permit required, hazards, courses, rescue
  • Machine guarding: hazards, requirements, methods
  • Welding, cutting and brazing
  • Power industrial trucks
  • Safety and health programs
  • Benefits of effective safety and health programs
  • Major elements
  • Management commitment
  • Policy and goals
  • Employee involvement
  • Responsibility
  • Worksite analysis
  • Safety and health inspections
  • Hazard prevention control
  • Controlling the hazards
  • Hazard prevention planning
  • Safety and health training
  • Safety and health orientation
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Specific training needs

Who should attend

This course is designed for health and safety directors, field supervisors, engineers, safety professionals, site managers and anyone seeking better knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern workplace safety requirements.


  • This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, case studies and syndicate work.
  • Depending on the participants’ backgrounds, the course outline may vary and focus on the areas specific to their industry and function requirements.