'Working with others to ensure healthier and safer workplaces in Malta.'
The OHSA mission is succinct and direct: ‘Working with others’ means that the OHSA intends to involve and to collaborate with others (e.g. persons, employers, workers, constituted bodies, other countries) in order to gather feedback on policies, generate commitment and obtain consensus – the OHSA does not want to be seen strictly as a controlling body. In this sense, therefore, it is a prerequisite for employers, employees and other stakeholders and duty-holders to adopt a critical and proactive approach in recognising and controlling risks if further improvements are to be achieved. There is a greater chance of success that health and safety levels in the workplace improve if the process is self-regulating i.e. the employers themselves recognise that it is in their best interests to provide their workforce with a healthy and safe environment.