This standard enables an organization to manage its occupational health and safety (OH&S) risks and improve its OH&S performance. The requirements of the standard are intended to address occupational health and safety for employees, temporary employees, contractors and other personnel on site rather than the safety of products and services.Conformance to this standard will provide a more effective method of protecting employees and others from workplace injuries and illnesses. It will also demonstrate the management commitment in meeting OH&S legal requirements.
The scheme is operated according to OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Health and safety are important aspects of an organization’s smooth and effective functioning. Good health and safety performance ensures an accident-free industrial environment. Awareness of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) has improved in World considerably. Organizations have started attaching the same importance to achieve high OH&S performance as they do to other key aspects of their business activities. This demands adoption of a structured approach for the identification of hazards, their evaluation and control of risks.
Benefits provided by OHSAS 18001 standard:
Ensuring the employees work in a comfortable and safe environment by protecting them from adverse effects and accidents in work place.
Increasing the motivation and participation of the employees.
Increase business efficiency and reduce costs by minimizing job and labor force losses due to occupational accidents and diseases.
Increasing the security of the entity by eliminating the risks of fire, explosion, machine defects, etc. through the measures taken at work environments.
Compliance with national and international laws and standards.
Increasing job performance;
Establishing a sensitive and responsible image against other entities or customers.
Creating superiority over competitors.
Proving the sensitivity of the entity regarding job security against public authorities.