OHSAS - The Background in Brief

OHSAS 18000 is an international Occupational Health and Safety Assessment System specification that empowers an organization to control its OH&S risks and improve its performance. It is comprised of two parts, OHSAS 18001 and OHSAS 18002. They were developed in response to the widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed. The situation arose mainly due to the proliferation of certifiable OH&S specifications.


Some of the foremost national standards organizations, certification bodies, and specialist consultants oversaw the effort. The end product, OHSAS 18001 is based on existing standards like BS 8800 and Management Regulations 1992.


Any Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management system specifies processes to continuously improve your OH&S performance and at the same time, comply with legislation. It provides the framework to seamlessly integrate the OH&S management system with your overall business plan.