Compliance with it enabled organizations to demonstrate that they had a system in place for occupational health and safety. Organizations worldwide recognize the need to control and improve health and safety performance and do so with occupational health and safety management systems OHSMS. However, before there was an increase of national standards and proprietary certification schemes to choose from. This caused confusion and fragmentation in the market and undermined the credibility of individual schemes.
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It contains more pages than OHSAS because it provides a great deal of useful information such as:. OHSAS is an international standard that is developed by the OHSAS project Group, an association that includes government agencies, certification bodies, national standards, industry associations, and consultants. In response to customer demand for guidance on the implementation of an occupational health and safety management system that can be objectively assessed, credibly certified, and recognized internationally, the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series OHSAS standards are developed for use by all types of organizations and industries.
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On their own, however, these reviews and audits may not be sufficient to provide an organization with the assurance that its performance not only meets, but also will continue to meet, its legal and policy requirements. To be effective, they need to be conducted within a structured management system that is integrated within the organization. It applies to all types and sizes of organizations and accommodates diverse geographical, cultural and social conditions. Requirements BS Guide to occupational health and safety management.
What is OHSAS 18002?
Old version of document Newer versions. Provides guidance for the use of BS OHSAS , including application and explains the principles and intentions in terms of inputs, processes and outputs and addresses occupational health and safety rather than product and services safety. Superseded by BS Amendment dated 31 August - Title corrected and supersession information deleted.