What is OHSAS 18001?

OHSAS is the abbreviation for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series. OHSAS 18001 is an internationally acknowledged standard for the management of occupational health and safety. OHSAS 18001 are management systems that are used in the area of health and worker safety.

Origin of OHSAS 18001:2007

In the last years the area of worker protection in companies gained more and more importance. That is the reason why management systems were implemented that deals with the health and safety of workers. The management system for work safety OHSAS 18001:2007 is similar to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 norms. OHSAS 18001:2007 is a British norm whose current version was established in 2007. In the meantime OHSAS 18001 was distributed to and acknowledged by around 80 countries. Thus, OHSAS 18001 counts as one of the most known and important standards for worker safety.

Certifications in accordance to prior standards of the worker safety regulations had to updated in accordance to the new standards until the 1st of July, 2009.

The requirements that OHSAS 18001 imposes on companies

Worker protection management systems in accordance to OHSAS 18001 include different requirements for the companies. One example is the announcement of the introduction of a worker protection management system. All employees must be informed about the changes to make it possible that everybody can profit from them. Additionally a worker safety and health management system in accordance to the OHSAS 18001 has to comply with the legally defined regulations and has to be accessible by the public.

Objectives of the worker safety management system in accordance to the OHSAS 18001

The occupational health and safety management systems in accordance to the OHSAS 18001:2007 follow different objectives. They exceed the legal regulations by far and thus offer companies and organisation greater improvement of their health and worker protection sector. OHSAS 18001:2007 has been proved to successfully reduce risks and dangers and support companies and organizations with minimizing dangers for their employees with their respective work.

Advantages of a certification in accordance to the OHSAS 18001 for a company

An OHSAS 18001 certification shows that the certified company is interested in the continuous improvement of the health and work safety. The requirements of OHSAS 18001 exceed the legal requirements to ensure that the legal regulations are complied with easily. A certification shows the employees that their company is interested in their health and safety at work. Empirically, a certification has a positive influence on the development and support of the internal atmosphere and the credibility of the company.

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Core elements of a management system for worker protection in accordance to the OHSAS 18001

A management system for the health and protection of employees in accordance to OHSAS 18001 contains that specific guidelines for the occupational health and safety are set as a basis. Also danger-identification, risk-evaluation and risk-control are important parts of a management system. The management system for health and worker safety in accordance to OHSAS 18001 supports the implementation of the guidelines for employee safety and work protection and helps to efficiently dispose of deviations. Moreover, the management system can be supervised by the leading management.

Certification in accordance to OSAS 18001 by the BMTRADA

The BM TRADA is a globally acknowledged and independent company. As one of the leading companies in the sector of certifications we would be honoured to accompany you on your way to a certification in accordance to OHSAS 18001.

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