Management System of Health and Safety at Work

In a culture of increasing health and safety legislation, organizations of all sizes and industry sectors are now implementing management systems as a framework for improving their health and safety performance.

Failure to take responsibility for occupational health and safety within an organization could lead to serious consequences. Not only large financial penalties, but most importantly the reputation of the organization could be at stake through public naming and shaming.

For the implementation of the Standard 18001 the following requirements are needed:

  • Policy for the hygiene and safety in the work.
  • Planning (recognition of identity of danger, estimate and control of risks, legal requirements, objective aims and programs of management)
  • Application and operation (structure, responsibilities, education, communication, documentation, control of operation, strategic reductions of risks and readiness in situations of emergency).
  • Control and corrective actions (follow-up and measurement of record, accidents, incident, corrective and preventive actions, files and inspections).
  • Examination by the administration.
  • Continuous improvement.

Benefits from the adoption of OHSAS18001

  • Saving of resources of reasons of reduction of accidents in the working places.
  • Reduction of frequency of illnesses of workers and at extension and functional cost of enterprise.
  • Increase of productivity of workers due to the improvement of conditions at work.
  • Improvement of image and quality of enterprise contributing considerably in the increase of this competitiveness.