OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health and Safety management systems
What is OHSAS 18001?
OHSAS 18001 is a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system specification, deigned to enable an organization to control H&S risks and improve its performance. OHSAS 18001 Certification demonstrates that a safety oriented approach has been integrated into the company’s processes, a company’s commitment to a safe working environment and to protecting employees against injury at work.
OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and OH&S management systems by organizations. Legislative & regulatory commitment and continual improvement are two important aspects of OHSAS 18001.
Benefits of OHSAS 18001 Certification
A formal Health and Safety management system will provide the following benefits:
- A planned and documented approach to health and safety
- A clear set of objectives for improvement, with measurable results
- Methods to reduce accidents, stress and improve staff productivity
- A system for continually identifying legal and regulatory requirements
- A structured approach to risk assessment within the organization
- An improvement in insurance risk with potential for cost savings