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ISO 18001 OHSAS - Quality Management System

The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) specification 18001 and the accompanying guideline OHSAS 18002 have been developed in response to urgent customer demand for a recognizable occupational health and safety management system standard against which their management systems can be assessed and certified. 

OHSAS 18001:2007 is also compatible with the ISO 9001:2000 quality management system and ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems by organization, if they wish to do so. For more information please click IMS

OHSAS 18001:1999 Quality Management System

1-Definitions about OHSAS 18001:2007    

2-Parts and Scope of OHSAS 18001:2007

3-OHSAS 18001:2007 Online Application Form

 

The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) specification 18001 and the accompanying guideline OHSAS 18002 have been developed in response to urgent customer demand for a recognizable occupational health and safety management system standard against which their management systems can be assessed and certified. 

OHSAS 18001:1999 is also compatible with the ISO 9001:2000 quality management system and ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems by organization, if they wish to do so. For more information please click IMS

The specification takes a structured approach to OHSAS management. The emphasis is placed on practices being pro-active and preventive by the identification of hazards and the evaluation and control of work related risks. OHSAS 18001 can be used by organization of all sizes regardless of the nature of their activities or location. Organizations can now achieve third party certification for their Occupational Health and Safety management system. 

OHSAS 18001 features include the following elements:

  • OHSAS Policy
  • Planning
  • Implementation and Operation
  • Checking and corrective action
  • Management Review  

Organizations of all kinds are increasingly concerned about achieving and demonstrating sound Occupational Health and Safety performance to their shareholders, employees, clients and other stakeholders by managing the hazards and improving the beneficial effects of their activities, products and services. 

Increasingly, stringent legislation, the development of economic policies, human resources management and other measures are used to foster Occupational Health and Safety protection and welfare. A general growth of concern from stakeholders and other interested parties suggests a clear commitment to Occupational health and Safety is required.

 

What are OHSAS 18001 and OHSAS 18002?

OHSAS 18001 is an assessment specification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It was developed in response to the need for companies to meet their health and safety obligations in an efficient manner.

To compliment OHSAS 18001, BSI published OHSAS 18002, which explains the requirements of the specification and shows you how to work towards implementation and registration.

Together, this integrated package will provide your business with the practical means of registration:

  • Identify elements of your business that impact on health and safety and gain access to the relevant legislation
  • Produce objectives for improvement and a management program to achieve them, with regular reviews for continual improvement
  • BSI Management Systems will periodically assess the system and, if it meets the requirements, register your company or site to OHSAS 18001

Eliminating risks and hazards: OHSAS 18001 will measure your managements system with regards to several dimensions. The extent of application will depend on such factors as the occupational health and safety policy of the organization, the nature of its activities, andconditions under which it operates.

 

A Successful Management System Should Be Based On:

  • An occupational health and safety policy appropriate for the company.
  • Identification of occupational health and safety risks and legal requirements.
  • Objectives, targets, and programs that ensure continual improvements.
  • Management activities that control the occupational health and safety risks.
  • Monitoring of the occupational health and safety system performance.

§         Continual reviews, evaluation, and improvement of the system.

 

Partner with ACAR for:

  • CONSULTING of your Occupational Health and Safety Management System according to OHSAS 18001, and get critical processes under control. OHSAS 18001 applies to companies of any size, but is especially relevant to companies with a large workforce, manual and heavy work tasks, and/or high risk work environments.

ACAR offers Risk Based Certification worldwide, and holds a wide range of national accreditations. With our global network of local resources, we provide you with the certification most suitable to your needs, type of business, and company location. Wherever you are, our auditors make it a point to know the business you are in

1-Definitions about OHSAS 18001:2007   

 

Accident: Unwanted case which causes death, disease, injury, damage and other loses.

Harm: Potential resource and situation which cause injuring of human, illness, damage of goods and work place.

OHSAS: Factors and requirements which effect comfort of employees, temporary workers, contractor person, visitors and other people in working area.

Ohsas Management System: It is part of all management system making easy, OHSAS risks management about organization action. It includes resources about action plan, responsibilities, experiences, processes, procedures and developing of OHSAS policy of organization, practices, improvement, succeeding, reviewing and continuing.

Risk Evaluation: In all process, thinking of risk size and making decision whether risks are endured.

Performance: Taking basic policy and objectives of organization, related measurable results of OHSAS management system with control of health and safety risks.

Safety: Not to be in situation which is under unacceptable harm risk.

Tolerant Risk: Risk which decreased to enduring level, according to legal mandatory and its OHSAS policy.

2-Parts and Scope of OHSAS 18001:2007   

OHSAS 18001: OHSAS evaluation serial – OHSAS management system specification 
OHSAS 18002: OHSAS management systems – OHSAS 18001 practicing guide SAS STANDARDS ARE OCCURRED FROM THESE PARTS 

1. Scope

2. Normative standards 

3.Terms and definitions 

4. Elements of OHSAS management system 

4.1 General requirements

4.2 OHSAS policy

4.3 Plan 

4.4.Practicing and working 

4.5. Control and corrective actions 

4.6. Management review

 

Benefits of OHSAS 18001:2007

Demonstrating your commitment to Occupational Health & Safety can positively improve the efficiency of internal operations and consequently reduce accidents, danger and downtime. Employee safety and the quality of the working environment are actively improved because objectives and responsibilities are made clearer and all employees are prepared to effectively deal with any future hazards. 


 

Benefits of OHSAS management are the following; 

 

  • Protecting of employees from bad effects of company and accident, providing of works in comfortable and safety ambient.
  • Increasing motivation and attendances of employees
  • Reducing the number of personal injuries through   prevention and control of work place hazards and the risk of major accidents.
  • Ensuring A well-Qualified and enthusiastic workforce by fulfillment of increasing expectations of employees.
  • With taking steps in work environment, operation safety is provided by removing of fire, explosion, out of order of machines etc.
  • Adjusting to national and international standards .
  • Increasing of job performance;
  • Doing of sensitive and responsibility against other operations or customers.
  • Succeeding against rivals .
  • Emergency Planning
  • Document and Record Control
  • Identifying Legal Requirements
  • Reduce insurance premiums
  • Encourage more effective internal and external communication
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the protection of staff, property and plant
  • Improve your safety culture

Demonstrating of sensitivity of organization to occupational safety, in from of formal places

Process of Consultancy

We can help you every step of the way. We have helped many companies to implementOccupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) .We have a proven implementation strategy and processes to help ensure your success.


Documentation plays an important part of a Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS). We can help you with every level of documentation:

  • We can write the documents for you.
  • We can provide templates so that you can write them on your own.
  • We can review your current documentation for compliance
  • We can review your current documentation for opportunities for improvement.

Typical Documentation Structure

Documentation requirements are usually divided in four Tiers:

  • General requirements.
  • OHSAS Policy.
  • Planning.
  • Practice and operation
  • Control and corrective actions
  • Management review

What is a Occupational Health and Safety Manual?

An Occupational Health and Safety Manual is the statement of the organization's quality policy and the description of  the quality system in organization. It is usually written by managers from top-level and the quality departments. 


 

What is its Procedure?

Procedures define activities at the departmental level and written by department supervisors. They are usually referred to in a quality system, as a "written" procedure or a "documented" procedure. Procedures should be organized ideally into the ISO 9001 outline structure, indicating the ISO 18001 clause (4.1 - 4.20) under which they fall, though is not an ISO 18001 requirement.


 

What is a Work Instruction?

Work instructions describe how work is accomplished, it is 100% of how to complete a specific task or operation, and are usually written by the operators and trainers. 


 

What are Records?

Occupational Health and Safety records provide the backbone of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series.

Occupational Health and Safety records consist of all forms, or controlled documents andHealth and Safety records (hard copy and electronic) necessary for the quality system to operate. Occupational Health and Safety records usually consist of all completed forms and charts.

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