OHSAS 18000 has been developed to help organizations to control and minimize occupational health and safety risks. OHSAS 18001 is a specific standard for occupational health and safety management systems designed to eliminate or minimize the risk to employees and other interested parties who may be exposed to occupational health and safety risks associated with the business’ activities. OHSAS 18001 is compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems. OHSAS 18001 represents a progression of a management system philosophy, from quality to environmental, continuing to occupational health and safety.
Main Areas covered in this standard by QMS.9000
- Policy and commitment
- Hazard Identification
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Controls
- Legal Requirements
- Objectives and Management Programs
- Documentation and Records
- Operational Controls
- Emergency Readiness
- Accident and Incident investigation
- Audit and Review
- Corrective and Prevent Action
OHSAS 18001 focuses on the identification, elimination, and continual improvement of hazards and risks within the work environment. The OHSAS management system methodology is based on planning for hazard identification, risk assessment, and risk control. The OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) incorporate ISO management system elements to address these risks.