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OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Management System specification, designed to enable organizations to control Health & Safety risks and improve its performance. The standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to take a proactive approach to its occupational health and safety risks.

The elements of OHSAS 18001 include:

a) Policy and commitment.

b) Hazard identification, risk assessment & risk controls.

c) Legal requirements.

d) Objectives & Programs.
e) Organization & personnel.
f) Training, Communication & Consultation.
g) Documentation & records.
h) Operational Controls.
i) Emergency Readiness.
j) Measurement & monitoring.
k) Accident & incident investigation, corrective & preventive action.

l) Audit & Review.

The implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System can help you to:

a) Demonstrate legal compliance and reduce the risk of potential litigation.
b) Reduce accidents & downtime.
c) Give access to new customers and partners who require suppliers to meet tender relevant criteria.

d) Reduce costs.
OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to allow for easy integration. Legislative & regulatory commitment and continual improvement are two important aspects of OHSAS 18001.