Occupational health and safety standard (OHSAS) certification is a procedure for confirmation of a degree of Organization’s OHS management system conformity to requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007.
OHSAS certification is performed by independent competent auditors and experts of ACS W3 Solutionz, who have necessary experience and training in the scope of conducting audits for compliance with the requirements of audited standards, as well as competence in the field of activity of an organization being audited.
OHSAS 18001 standard is finding wide application throughout the world. The Drafting Committee on the OHSAS Project Group is represented by national certification bodies, regulatory bodies, occupational health and safety practitioners from around the world, including the USA, South America, Europe, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and China. The Drafting Committee together with many Industrial Trade Associations, including the Federation of Small Businesses adhered to Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety HSG65 and advanced the management approach to occupational health and safety.
OHSAS 18001 approach, as well as ISO 14001 approach is based on the use of the PDCA cycle – the concept of continuous improvement.
OHSAS 18001 standard generalizes international experience in respect of occupational health and safety management. The standard focuses equally on occupational health as much as safety; it recognizes that increasingly, occupational ill-health is becoming an equally significant cause of human misery and cost to organizations, society, and the economy of the country.
The standard recognizes that in each country there are statutory requirements in respect of occupational health and safety, which shall be taken into account in the development of management system and which the requirements of the standard shall not contradict. The standard adopts the approach to risk management, which includes identification of harm that can occur, determination of likelihood of undesired events. The organization is required to take into account occupational health and safety risks in the development, implementation, and improvement of the management system.
OHSAS family of standards includes:
OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements;
OHSAS 18002:2008 Occupational health and safety management systems – Guidelines for the implementation of OHSAS 18001:2007;
BS 18004:2008 Guide to achieving effective occupational health and safety performance;
PAS1010: 2011 Guidance on the management of psychosocial risks in the workplace.
OHSAS 18001 standard determines requirements for occupational health and safety management system, which shall be implemented. The clauses of this standard use the term “organization shall” whereas the OHSAS18002 standard, which provides guidance on how OHSAS 18001 requirement might be met, uses the term “organization should”. OHSAS18001 standard is applicable for all organizations irrespective of their sector of activity.
In general, it is prohibited to limit the scope of application or to make exclusions from the scope of application of the standard. It is also unacceptable to exclude contractors and visitors. In addition, OHSAS 18001 is aligned to other management system standards such as environmental management system standard ISO 14001 and quality management system standard ISO 9001, following the PDCA approach. The concept is very close to ISO 14001 standard, allowing integration or alignment of common parts. ACS W3 Solutionz offers integrated certification for compliance with two or more standards – it allows cutting the Organization’s costs for certification.
BENEFITS FROM IMPLEMENTATION AND CERTIFICATION FROM ACS
Increase of employees trust, improvement of psychological climate;
Improvement of working conditions, prevention, and reduction of occupational injuries and occupational diseases;
Reduction of fault time and associated costs, direct and indirect business expenses savings;
Insurance benefits cost savings due to implemented risk management and enhancement of activity efficiency;
Positive image formation of the organization, demonstrating real care of its employees.
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OHSAS 18001 – Requirements & Documentation
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OHSAS 18001- Internal Auditor
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