OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
This standard enables an organization to manage its occupational health and safety (OH&S) risks and improve its OH&S performance. The requirements of the standard are intended to address occupational health and safety for employees, temporary employees, contractors and other personnel on site rather than the safety of products and services.Conformance to this standard will provide a more effective method of protecting employees and others from workplace injuries and illnesses. It will also demonstrate the management commitment in meeting OH&S legal requirements.
The scheme is operated according to OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Health and safety are important aspects of an organization’s smooth and effective functioning. Good health and safety performance ensures an accident-free industrial environment. Awareness of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) has improved in World considerably. Organizations have started attaching the same importance to achieve high OH&S performance as they do to other key aspects of their business activities. This demands adoption of a structured approach for the identification of hazards, their evaluation and control of risks.
Benefits provided by OHSAS 18001 standard: