OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

OHSAS 18001
OHSAS 18001 is an Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system created to enable organizations to control occupational health and safety risks and to improve performance. OHSAS 18001 is designed to place a proactive and preventative emphasis on risk control factors by identifying and assessing the likelihood of hazards in the workplace. OHSAS 18001 can be implemented by organizations of all sizes and in any industry.
Elements of an OHSAS 18001 OHS System Checking and Corrective Actions
Continual Improvement
Implementation and Operations
Management Review
Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Benefits of OHSAS 18001 Reduction of accidents resulting in death or disabilities
Reduction of down time
Reduction of lost revenue due to production disruption
Reduction of the risk of major accidents occurring
Service Details
An organization's conformance to OHSAS 18001 safeguards and ensures that employees, clients and all other parties in question are exposed to as few risks as possible, while third-party certification authenticates that an organization has taken steps to avoid accidents and hazardous situations using a comprehensive and effectively implemented system.
An effective occupational health and safety management systems should:
  • Result in the identification of hazards and assessment of risks in the work environment.
  • Provide for the development of methods to eliminate hazards and risks.
  • Result in the implementations of measures to evaluate improvement.
Even though OHSAS 18001 is not recognized as a standard by ISO, it is internationally recognized by more and more international organizations, encompassing a variety of industries requiring their suppliers to be OHSAS certified. Additionally, since OHSAS is similar in structure to ISO 9001 and 14001, it is possible for an organization to integrate OHSAS 18001 with ISO 14001 allowing a single audit.