Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
OHSAS 18001:2007 – OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
OHSAS 18001 is an international standard used by organizations that want to reduce/manage the risks related to occupational health and safety at workplace by implementation and certification of occupational health and safety management system.
In any organization, employees and other stakeholders may be exposed to occupational health and safety risks associated with its activities/processes. OHSAS 18001 provides framework to assess, monitor& effectively manage the risks, so that the organization can improve performance, promote safety and healthy workplaceto ensure a safe working environment, compliance and maintaining a good reputation, and a culture of prevention among employees.
Certification of occupational health & safety management as per the requirements of OHSAS 18001: 2004 - as part of the general management system provides a powerful instrument in focus organization efforts for a better employee’srisk management (accidents, incidents and occupational diseases) and the improvement of employee’s performance considerable.
The benefits of OHSAS 18001 Certification are:
Endorse Organization commitment on Occupational Health & Safety by effective OHSAS management system
Increased customer confidence, the community, employees and the Authorities
International Recognition of Certification improve organisation image and reputation
Advantage over business competitors
Ensures transparency and effectiveness of occupational health and safety management by translating the results of risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc. action plans to minimize the risk of accidents and reduce working costs by the number of days of sick leave due to accidents and illness of employees.
Helps in identification of hazards that may result from subcontracting activities or in relationships with suppliers, customers and taking appropriate measures to protect them
Build trust among legal authorities on compliance with applicable legislation;