About OHSAS 18001 Standard Certification
This Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series
(OHSAS 18001) Standard
and the Guidelines for Implementation of OHSAS 18001 have been developed in response to customer demand for a recognizable occupational health and safety management system standard against which it has to be assessed.
OHSAS 18001 is developed to be compatible with the
ISO 9001, ISO 14001 standard.
This standard is now having more importance of "Health". This standard functions on "Plan-Do-Check-Act" principle.
OHSAS 18001 specifies requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System, to enable an organization to control its OH&S risks and improve its OH&S performance. This
OHSAS 18001 standard
is intended to address occupational health and safety, and is not intended to address other health and safety areas such as employees well being and property. International Standard specifies requirements for OH&S Management System (OHSAS 18001), to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objective which take into account legal requirements and other requirements and other requirements which the organization subscribes. The system applies to those occupational health and safety requirements that the organization identifies and those which it can control. The system aims in monitoring the legal requirement. All the requirements in this International Standard are intended to be incorporated into OH&S management system (OHSAS 18001). The extent of the application factors depends on the nature of the activity of the organization, product, services and location where it functions.
OHSAS 18001 standard is divided into four clauses. Clause 1 to 3 is general clause which is related to Scope, Reference publications and Terms and Definitions. Clause 4
(OH&S Management System Requirements)
is subdivided into 06 sub clauses General Requirement, OH&S policy, Planning, Implementation and Operation, Checking and Management Review.
The system focuses on continual improvement. This is done by having Management Review Meeting, Internal Audit, Corrective and Preventive action, Monitoring of Quality Objective and Management Programmes.
Who can go in for OHSAS 18001 Certification?
Organization that wishes to establish and
OH&S management System to eliminate or minimize OH&S risks to personnel and other interested parties who could be exposed to OH&S hazards associated with the activities.
Who can implement and continually improve an OH&S performance within the organization and who can demonstrate the conformity to the standard & meeting the applicable legal & statutory requirements.
Organizations registered to
OHSAS 18001 can be more confident about meeting the requirements of Health and Safety legislation reduces the OH&S risks within the organization, & enhance the OH&S performance within the organization, reduces the major accident/incident within the organization, build the confidence within stakeholder &interested party related to OH&S risks. The setting of targets through the Health and Safety policy & objective, together with the ongoing measurement against it ensures a process of continual improvement.