Ohsas 18001 2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
The Ohsas 18001 2007 standard has become an international reference for Health & Safety management requirements.
OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. The specification is comprised of two parts, 18001 and 18002, and embraces BS 8800 and a number of other publications.
The standard follows the structure of ISO 14001, requiring top-level commitment to compliance
with legislation, prevention of accidents, promotion of good health and continual improvement.
The OHSAS specification is applicable to any organization that wishes to:
Establish an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimize risk to employees and other interested parties who may be exposed to activities with OH&S risks
Assure compliance with its own OH&S policy
Demonstrate such compliance to the stakeholders
implement, maintain and continually improve an OH&S management system
Make a self-determination and declaration of compliance with this OHSAS specification.
Seek third party independent certification of its OH&S management system
An OHMS 18001 audit assists in a variety of business respects. It helps to minimize risk to employees and other interested parties; improve an existing OH&S management system; demonstrate Diligence; gain assurance; among others. The Occupational Health and Safety Management System supports organizations to create a culture of safety and maintain business sustainability.
BENEFITS OF OHSAS
Internationally recognized and accepted standard
Easily assessed with existing management systems
Skilled auditors who are trained for various systems
Consistency in HS system stability
Duplication of similar elements of each standard is Avoided
41 increase reputation for customer by taking the risk assessments against the occupational hazards of health & safety
Creditability and reliability for customer to increase job orders
Reduce the cost of nonconformities
Organizations worldwide recognize the need to control and improve health and safety performance and do so . However, before 1999 there was an increase of national standards and proprietary certification schemes to choose from. This caused confusion and fragmentation in the market and undermined the credibility of individual schemes.