Friday, March 18, 2011

Occupational Health & Safety Assessment

OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification.

The specification is comprised of two parts, 18001 and 18002, and embraces BS 8800 and a number of other publications.

The standard follows the structure of ISO 14001, requiring top-level commitment to compliance with legislation, prevention of accidents, promotion of good health and continual improvement.

The OHSAS specification is applicable to any organisation that wishes to:

  • Establish an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimise risk to employees and other interested parties who may be exposed to activities with OH&S risks
  • Assure compliance with its own OH&S policy
  • Demonstrate such compliance to the stakeholders
  • Implement, maintain and continually improve an OH&S management system
  • Make a self-determination and declaration of compliance with this OHSAS specification
  • Seek third party independent certification of its OH&S management system

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