The OHSAS 18001 is the international Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard. These standards are applicable to companies of any size, but are especially relevant to companies with a large work force, manual and heavy work tasks, and/or high risk work environments. Targeting the health and safety of employees proves that you are actively working to ensure that your operations are safe both for your employees and the surrounding environment.
OHSAS 18001 has been developed in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to allow easy integration. Legislative and regulatory commitment and continual improvement are two important aspects of OHSAS 18001.
OHSAS 18001:2007 certification is offered to companies with a large work force involving manual and heavy work tasks, and/ or high risk work environments. The certification defines the health and labor protection system of an organization as specified by internationally accredited certification bodies.
The Elements Of OHSAS 18001 Include
Policy and commitment
Hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controls