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ohsas-18001

OHSAS 18001

Occupational Health and Safety Management System

OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognized occupational, health and safety management system series standard.OHSAS 18001 is broadly known as the Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard which is a British standard intends to address occupational health and safety by identifying, managing and controlling occupational Hazard and Risks including compliance with the legislation that applies to organization’s activities.It can be applied to any type and size organization who intends to eliminate or minimize hazards/risks, occupational accidents and their consequences to the employee and stakeholders who can be exposed by such hazard/risks or accidents associated with its activities.

Key benefits of implementing OHSAS 18001:

  • Establish an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimize risk to employees and other interested parties who may be exposed to OH&S risks associated with its activities
  • Assure itself of its conformance with its stated OH&S policy focusing ZERO accident
  • Demonstrate such conformance to others, Improve corporate image and credibility among stake holders, regulators, customers, prospective clients and the public
  • Implement, maintain and continually improve an OH&S management system to ensure health and well-being of employees, sub-contractors the public and all of the respective interested parties
  • Make a self-determination and declaration of conformance with this OHSAS specification.
  • Reduces accident and incident rates by reducing and elimination workplace hazards
  • Increases employee motivation through the provision of a safer workplace and participation process
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Fig: OH&S management system model for OHSAS Standard