OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety stands for Occupational Health and Safety Series. OHSAS 18001 is a consensus standard developed in 1999 by an independent panel of national standardization and certification (registration). OHSAS 18001 is structured in the same way as the ISO 14001 environmental management system, and is roughly the same elements. It has been specially developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 quality system and ISO 14001 to allow companies to develop and register integrated quality systems, environmental and occupational health.
Reduce the number of personal injuries, workplace hazards through prevention and control. Ensure staff well-trained and enthusiastic to meet the growing expectations of employees. Reduce physical damage caused by accidents and production interruptions. Serve the possibility of an integrated management system, such as quality, environment and health and safety. Ensure that appropriate legislation is addressed and acted upon. Meeting the increasing importance of Public Safety's image.
There are several common elements between the three systems, such as management review, document control, corrective action and the need for qualified personnel. These can be integrated into a single, common or a combination of the foregoing. Review of communication systems are available and can be the best method for some companies. Integrated systems not only help an organization internally, reducing duplication and provide a centralized control system of records, but can also offer financial benefits for your company audit by a third party.