What is OHSAS 18001?
OHSAS 18001 Overview
OHSAS 18001:2007 is an international standard developed by the OHSAS Project Group, an association that includes government agencies, certification bodies, national standards, industry associations, and consultants.
Revised in the year 2007 (hence the designation OHSAS 18001:2007), the intent of this standard is to provide organizations with the elements of an effective Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) that can be integrated with other management requirements and help organizations achieve their Occupational health & Safety (OH&S) and economic objectives.
OHSAS 18001 Principles
The OHSAS 18001:2007 standard is based on the methodology known as Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), which is a four-step model for continuous improvement:
Benefits of OHSAS 18001
The benefits of adopting OHSAS 18001 are considered to include:
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