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What Is the Difference Between OHSAS 18001 and 18002?

By Bryan McWhorter | Last updated: November 18, 2019
Presented by AD Safety Network

OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification.

It consists of two parts: OHSAS 18001 and OHSAS 18002.

OHSAS 18001 is an occupational health and safety assessment series designed to help organizations control occupational safety and health risks. OHSAS 18001 was produced in respond to organizational demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed. Areas covered by OHSAS 18001 include the identification of hazards, risk assessment and control and emergency preparedness and response.


OHSAS 18002 is an implementation guide for OHSAS 18001. As such, it provides guidelines and requirements to help organizations to attain to implementation and registration in accordance with OHSAS 18001.

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Bryan McWhorter is a safety professional with eight years of experience in driving and teaching safety. Bryan gained his knowledge and experience as the safety officer and Senior Trainer for Philips Lighting. Philips is a strong health and well-being company that promotes a safety first culture.

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