Linking Occupational Health and Safety Management to Sustainable Competitive Advantage of the Firm

Journal of Economics and Business

ISSN 2615-3726 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5667 (Print)

Published: 06 December 2018

Linking Occupational Health and Safety Management to Sustainable Competitive Advantage of the Firm

Hermas Kornelius

Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia

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10.31014/aior.1992.01.04.51

Abstract

There is a positive trend in the development of safety management in business practices and industries worldwide, including in Indonesia. In the early practices, safety management was adopted by an organization only to fulfil legal and customer's requirements. Because of increased awareness of how important safety is to an organization, it has now become part of business management practices, especially for companies in high-risk industries. Also, it is generally acknowledged that organizations that adopt and implement an occupational health and safety management system have an in the increase in organizational performance. The main objective of this literature review is to provide a portrait of existing research on the benefits of adopting and implementing an OHS management system for an organization and its direct as well as indirect effects on organization performance and sustainable competitive advantage, especially in developing country like Indonesia. There are also discussions about research gaps and possibilities for future study to fill these gaps.

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