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OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001:2007  Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS)

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems. National bodies like BSI, ANSI. BIS and others have developed standard based on these specifications or on their own.

An Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) is a framework that allows an organization to consistently identify and control its

  • health and safety risks,
  • reduce the potential for accidents,
  • help achieve compliance with health and safety legislation and
  • Continually improve its Performance.

OHSAS 18001 is an internationally accepted specification that defines the requirements for establishing, implementing and operating an OHSMS. The specification was developed with the assistance of a number of international standards bodies and certification bodies. OHSAS 18001 fills a void, in that there is currently no international ISO standard suitable for independent third-party certification.

The following key areas are addressed by OHSAS 18001:

  • health & Safety hazard identification,
  • Risk Framework, Risk mitigation control
  • OHSMS programme
  • Training, awareness and competence Building
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Measurement of organizational performance in respect to Health & Safety