OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety System std.)
An organization's firm commitment to protect the health and safety of its employees is a distinguishing factor in a global competitive market. An OH&S system promotes a safe and healthy working environment in the organization.
What is OHSAS 18001:2007 std. ?
OHSAS 18001 is a voluntary document which establishes auditable requirements / specification for OH&S management system. It was first established in 1999. This document is related to management of risk to public health, life & property associated with activities of an organization. This document was developed to help organizations identify the risk and to mitigate / reduce the same to an acceptable level. It was developed to enable organizations to meet their health and safety obligations and continually improve their overall OH&S performance & comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
OHSAS 18001:2007 is based on the original British Standard - BS 8800 std. It requires that the organization identifies activities of its business that impact on health and safety and gain access to the applicable legislation. The top management of the organization is required to establish an OH&S policy and establish objectives for improvement and a management program to achieve them, with regular reviews for continual improvement of the OH&S system.
OHSAS 18001:2007 std. applies to companies of any size, but is especially relevant to companies with a large workforce, manual and heavy work tasks, and/or high risk work environments. It is designed to be compatible with other management systems standards such as ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 seamlessly as they share many common principles. It provides a framework for managing OH&S responsibilities so they become more efficient and more integrated into overall business operations.
Many organizations world over, are implementing OH&S Management System as part of their strategy towards management of risk and compliance of applicable legislation related to OH&S and to protect their workforce. A certified OH&S Management System demonstrates an organization's determination to safeguard its employees and the environment from harmful incidents. OHSAS 18001 Certification is statement to your employees, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and community that your company has done everything in its power to mitigate / reduce health and safety risks. CVI will periodically assess your system and, if it meets the requirements, register your company or site to OHSAS 18001.
Benefits of OHSAS 18001:2007 Std.
Eliminates / minimizes health & Safety Risks. .
Reduce downtime due to accidents and associated costs.
You will get all critical processes under control.
It demonstrates an innovative and forward thinking approach.
Increase access to new customers and business partners.
It assists in establishing strategy for effective management of OH&S management system.
Provides international recognition
Give competitive advantages,
Help companies stay in compliance with legal requirements,
Improve overall performance