OHSAS 18001 Certification is an international standard which provides a framework to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety within your company. Implementing the standard will send a clear signal to your stakeholders that you view employee’s health and safety as a principal priority.
An increasing number of organisations are completing OHSAS 18001 Certification as employers are under increasing pressure to ensure that a rigorous health and safety policy is in place which protects employees against possible occupational risks and reduces the likelihood of accidents in the workplace. By planning ahead a company can also reduce the potential for medical and compensation claims.
The OHSAS 18001 standard is compatible with other management systems standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and can be easily integrated with existing quality, environmental or other management systems to obtain process efficiencies.
Please note that ISO 14001: 2015 is currently due for publication this year.