OHS Performance Criteria in Contracting and Procurement

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 16th, 2011
Topics: Contractors |

Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association


AIHA believes that OH&S (Occupational Health and Safety) performance history should be considered in the awarding of contracts and assessment of suppliers to help ensure a healthful and safe working environment.
AIHA believes such consideration and assessment is a necessary prerequisite to promote overall efficiency in the conduct of work.
Suppliers who have a sound history of providing a healthful and safe work environment should be given positive consideration in the selection/awarding of future contracts; conversely, contractors who have a record of poor safety and health performance should be given negative consideration in the awarding of contracts.
There are at least three elements associated with the contract process that should be considered in the context of OHS considerations. They are discussed in the following document.