OHSAS 18001 is a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Management System specification, designed to enable organizations to control Health & Safety risks and improve its performance. The standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to take a proactive approach to its occupational health and safety risks.
What are the benefits of implementing OH&S Management?
The benefits of implementing a systematic and effective OH&S management system include the following:
• Reducing the number of personnel injuries through prevention and control of workplace hazards.
• Reducing the risk of major accidents.
• Ensuring a well-qualified and enthusiastic workforce by fulfillment of the increasing expectations of your employees.
• Reducing the material loss caused by accidents and in production interruptions.
• Reducing insurance costs as well as reducing costs due to absence of employees.
• Serving the possibility for an integrated management system including quality, environment and health and safety.
• Ensuring that appropriate legislation is addressed and acted upon.
• Meeting the increasing importance of OH&S for public image.
In what ways implementations of OH&S Management system help me?
The implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System can help you to:
• Demonstrate legal compliance and reduce the risk of potential litigation.
• Reduce accidents & downtime.
• Give access to new customers and partners who require suppliers to meet tender relevant criteria.
• Reduce costs.
OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to allow for easy integration.
Legislative & regulatory commitment and continual improvement are two important aspects of OHSAS 18001.
The elements of OHSAS 18001 include:
• Policy and commitment.
• Hazard identification, risk assessment & risk controls.
• Legal requirements.
• Objectives & Programs.
• Organization & personnel.
• Training, Communication & Consultation.
• Documentation & records.
• Operational Controls.
• Emergency Readiness.
• Measurement & monitoring.
• Accident & incident investigation, corrective & preventive action.
• Audit & Review.
What is the cost of implementing OHSAS?
The cost of the implementing is as per the actual process and product requirement of the legal ( national & international), Health & Safety Requirement.