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OHSAS 18001

The solution to your occupational health and safety challenges
 
 

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Occupational health and safety are at the forefront of today's social concerns. Businesses need tools to help framework a sustained and structured OH&S approach that hinges on risk assessment. Occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems provide the platform needed.
OHSAS 18001 was developed in 1999 in response to widespread business demand for a certification standard governing occupational health and safety management systems, in much the same way as ISO 14001 for environmental management (similar structural template). This international specification applies specifically to occupational health and safety.

 

Based on the DEMING cycle, a concept widely known as "PDCA", OHSAS 18001:2007 enables any organization to:

  • forge an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) policy,
  • establish objectives and processes for reaching the targets pledged in this policy,
  • take all necessary measures to improve OH&S performance,
  • and deliver proof that the OH&S system is in conformance with OHS 18001 requirements.

 

Benefits

OHSAS 18001 certification provides an all-round response to regulatory, social and economic challenges, enabling organizations to:

  • minimize workplace injuries,
  • improve the company's productivity, and cut costs by gaining full control of staff safety-related risks,
  • minimize the risks of potential accident-related litigation,
  • integrate OH&S prevention measures up and down the company, engaging endorsement for the approach from both staff and senior executives.

 

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