BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - Requirements
- British Standards Institution (BSI)
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 specifies requirement for an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System to enable an organisation to control its OHS risks and improve its performance.
It does not state specific OHS performance criteria nor does it give detailed specifications for the design of a management system, which is given in BS 8800:2004. This publication is the UK implementation of OHSAS and has the status of a British Standard.
There have been a number of significant changes to the standard since the first edition was published in 1999 - the changes reflect the widespread use and experience of the standard in more than 80 countries, and by approximately 16,000 certified organisations. Principal amongst the changes has much greater emphasis on health rather than just safety.
Emphasis on the importance of health.
Increasing adoption of OHSAS 18001 as the basis for national standards on occupational health and safety management systems following self-referral as a standard.
New definitions have been added and existing definitions revised.
Introduction of new requirement for participation and consultation.
a new section, devoted to the limitation of false alarms by appropriate system design, system management and improved technology has been added;
recommendations for networked systems, particularly in respect of cable types, are included; and
the code of practice has been simplified.
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