Occupational Instead of Organization 18001

The OHSAS 18001 is a non-ISO standard which deals with how Occupational Health and Safety of employees, contractors and visitors in an organization is effectively managed. The OHSAS standard draws attention of organizations to the potential risks/occupational health and safety hazards that persons can encounter during the course of their duties in the organization. It also helps organizations identify the regional regulatory and legislative requirements with respect to Occupational Health and Safety.

The OHSAS standard is compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, and can hence be approached from the traditional Plan-Do-Check-Act sequence of implementation.

Organizations accredited to the OHSAS standard derive the following benefits:

  • Reduce the exposure of employees and other parties to occupational health and safety risks associated with their business activities
  • Potential reduction in resultant costs
  • Greater assurance of conformance with occupational health and safety guidelines
  • Demonstration of conformance to third parties, and of due diligence generally
  • Consistent and proven management approach to health and safety, present and future
  • Deployment of method for continual improvement of the occupational health and safety management system

Pentagon brings a wealth of expertise on the OHSAS 18001 Standard, and is well positioned to assist you in:

  • Performing a hazard identification and the associated risk
  • Establishing controls to minimize the risks identified
  • Evaluating the legal and regulatory requirements associated with organisationa health and safety
  • Drawing up a policy for organizational health and safety
  • Implementing the programs drawn up for organizational health and safety
  • Preparing your organization with well defined responses to emergency situations