publication . Article . 2015

INTEGRATED HSEQ MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS

Osmo Kauppila; Janne Härkönen; Seppo Väyrynen;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015 Journal: International Journal for Quality Research (issn: 1800-6450, eissn: 1800-7473, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher:  Center for Quality, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Abstract
The integration of health and safety, environmental and quality (HSEQ) management systems has become a current topic in the 21st century, as the need for systems thinking has grown along with the number of management system standards. This study aims to map current developments and trends in integrated HSEQ management. Three viewpoints are taken: the current state of the main HSEQ management standards, research literature on integrated management systems (IMS), and a case study of an industry-led HSEQ cluster in Northern Finland. The results demonstrate that some of the most prominent current trends are the harmonization of the high level structure of management...
Subjects
free text keywords: integrated management systems, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, health and safety, environment, quality, HSEQ, Management. Industrial management, HD28-70
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