Occupational Health & Safety OHSAS 18001


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OHSAS 18001 standard specify the general requirements for the establishment of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System in a company. They focus on the effective control of all of the occupational hazards and for all the interested parties (employees, visitors, providers, society), as well as the achievement of improvements in the total occupational health and safety performance of the company. These standards aim to cover occupational health and safety, not product or process safety.
A management system in accordance with OHSAS 18001 standard may be established, applied and certified by any organization, independently of their size and their activities.

The implementation and certification of an occupational health and safety management system according to OHSAS 18001 helps a company in:
  • the identification, assessment and management of all of the potential hazards via the implementation of risk reduction programs (on acceptable levels) and the minimization of the hazards in the work place environment
  • the identification, assessment and management of all of the potential hazards via the implementation of risk reduction programs (on acceptable levels) and the minimization of the hazards in the work place environment
  • the reduction of the accidents that take place in the company
  • the achievement of continual improvements of the performance in occupational health and safety matters
  • the systematic surveillance/monitoring and application of the occupational health & safety legislation.
  • the reduction of the cost by accidents (compensations, hospitalization, etc).