Occupational health and safety management
Audits and certification according to BS OHSAS 18001/ ISO 45001 as well as SCC
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) is another international norm that should contribute to occupational and health safety of organizations, institutions and companies.
This standard helps companies identify and monitor relevant risks within their operational processes.
BS OHSAS 18001 is above all compatible with ISO 9001 und ISO 14001 and closely modeled on the latter. Thus, in the framework of integrated management systems, this norm is a basic element to an organization’s management, which avails it in improving occupational health safety related processes as well as in implementing and complying with law regulations and rules.
Hazards concerning all employees’ health and safety should be recognized based on defined OHSMS-policy and related risks should be assessed. The derived from the OHSMS-policy objectives and measures for compliance with and improvement of OHS should then manifest themselves.
Significant benefits from an implemented OHSMS and its certification imply managerial commitments to employees’ health, property’s and business premises’ safety. Still other positive aspects of a functioning OHSMS are an optimal integration of OHSMS in the corporate identity of your company as well as consistent reduction and prevention of accidents and production failures.
Consistent compliance with OHSMS-Norm- requirements and the implementation of the necessary for that purpose OSMS-policy and objectives sum themselves up in further benefits:
- Improvement of internal and external communication
- Downtime reduction and costs connected with it
- Increased control over critical processes and sectors
- Compliance with legal regulations and requirements
- Cost minimization in terms of insurance premiums
- Cost minimization in terms of integrated certification together with ISO 9001/ ISO 14001
ISO 45001 will replace the previous standard BS OHSAS 18001:
ISO 45001 will be the first international standard from the ISO-family worldwide, which is devoted to occupational health and safety. This new standard was published on March 12, 2018. For the transition from BS OHSAS 18001 to EN ISO 45001:2018 is a three-year-transitional period appointed.