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OHSAS 18001/ 45001

In April 1999, the British Standards Institute released Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001. The specification is a blueprint for a worldwide, universal occupational health and safety management system. OHSAS 18001 certification provides a generalized but comprehensive outline for managing OHS issues.

ISO OHSAS 18001 standards were established by the British Standards Institute in 1999. It provided a blueprint for organizations to have a universal occupational health and safety management systems. Through our experienced California ISO OHSAS 18001 consultant, you’ll be exposed to a comprehensive outline for managing OHS issues. Our ISO OHSAS 18001 consultant has a broad range of experiences that will help your organization pass the audit on the first time.

Similarities to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
There are numerous similarities to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, but there are some distinct differences. As the governing bodies investigate creating an international OHS standard, there has been more attention paid these similarities and to developing a consensus around the world. The similarities make it easier for companies to incorporate. Until the standard is developed, businesses will continue to follow OHSAS 18001.


ISO has developed a standardthat will help organizations to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.

Over 7 600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s over 2.78 million every year*. The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums.

The standard was developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, and follows other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It was based on earlier international standards in this area such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labour Organization’s ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards and the ILO’s international labour standards and conventions.





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