OHSAS 18001 [general refered as OHSAS 18000 or even ISO 18000] is an occupational health and safety management [or assurance] system standard.
Health and safety at work is an issue affecting all businesses. Implementing an occupational health and safety (OHS) system is now a legal requirement in many countries.
How do you keep up with legislation and set up a system that protects you and your company?
The answer is to introduce a management system that can reduce the risk of accidents, litigation and downtime.
An Occupational health and sfaety managment system (OHSMS) promotes a safe and healthy working environment.
OSHMS provides a framework that allows your organization to consistently identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.
OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems. National bodies like BSI, ANSI. BIS and others have developed standard based on these specifications or on their own.
BS OHSAS 18001 is equivalent British standard while IS 18001 is an equivalent Indian standard. Indian Standard has some additional requirement compared to OHSAS 18001 and BS OHSAS 18001.
Certainly the concept of an OHSMS is rather abstract. However, fortunately, you donâ€™t really have to completely grasp, absorb or memorize what it means. Simply by meeting all of the OHSAS 18001 requirements given in clause 4 of the standard, you will automatically establish an integrated OHSMS for your organization.
Implementing OHSAS 18001: 2007 requires preparing Safety Manual and documenting procedures required by the standard. ISOhelpline Docimentation Do-It-Yourself Kit helps to make these documents in minutes instead of months. Our ready to use manuals require minimum changes and are easy to integrate with existing ISO 9001 : 2008 procedures. You can easly extend them to ISO 14001: 2004 Environment Management System Manuals and procedures.
OHSAS Standard can be purchase from BSI websiteÂ
OHSAS Standard can also be purchased from BIS websiteÂ
The is no standard under number ISO 18000 or ISO 18001. In 1997 and again in 2000, Technical Management Board of ISO decided against having International Standard on OHS.Â