OHSAS 18001 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

OHSAS 18001:2007 specifies the requirements for an OH&S management system to help an organization develop and implement a policy and objectives that take account of legal requirements regarding OH&S risk. It applies to all types and sizes of organizations and diverse geographical, cultural and social conditions.

The standard promotes a safe and healthy work environment, providing a framework that helps organizations identify and control health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, help with legal compliance, and improve overall performance.

OHSAS 18001 can be aligned with existing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems, and many organizations start with ISO 9001 quality management system, then add environmental management requirements according to ISO 14001. Many organizations implement all three standards at the same time, which can reduce costs.