The internal business environment has a direct impact on the business such s ; the company structure, ; culture, resources and ; competencies. These internal factors have a bearing on the strategy and other decisions of the business as discussed below. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SOOT Analysis) From the business goals you have identified in the first step of business planning, you can do an internal business environment scan using the SOOT analysis framework, although this is optional for now.SOOT simply represents Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Strengths and Weaknesses are internal whereas Opportunities and Threats represents external factors.
Nonetheless, there is no harm going a step further to find out what are factors that contribute to the success of your business. Structure of Internal Business Some examples are shown below: Importance of OCHS in internal Business Occupational health and safety (OCHS) is an important workplace behavior – if we can prevent injury, illness and death at work then all Fiji will benefit.Each year, nearly 1,000 Fijians are injured, made sick or die due to their work. With an estimated cost to the economy of $. 5 billion annually, imagine the benefits for each business, and the State, fife could reduce this number.
Improved OCHS training and practice will assist us in reducing this cost and making the workplace safer for everyone. Identifying hazards The process of identifying and fixing potential hazards in the workplace is called hazard management – a simple procedure where you assess and control the risk of hazards to workers.Identifying hazards at work A workplace hazard is something that has the potential to harm the health and safety of people at work. Some examples of workplace hazards are: Manual Handling Manual handling includes any activity that requires a person to lift, push, pull, array, hold or move an object, person or thing. The weight of the object, frequency of manual handling, avoiding sudden or jerky movements, planning the move or lift, lighting and surfaces all need to be considered. Plant Plant includes all tools, machinery and equipment in the workplace.Poor design, poor maintenance, inexperience and lack of training increases the risk of injury from plant and machinery for operators.
Noise Excessive noise can cause permanent hearing loss and is probably the most common cause of hearing loss in adult males. Hearing loss limits a person’s ability to communicate at work, home and socially. There is no medical treatment and hearing aids offer limited benefit. Hazardous Substances A hazardous substance is any substance, which can potentially harm the health and safety of workers.
Labels and material safety data sheets (MASS) provide OCHS information about the substance.