Definition - What does OHSAS 18001 mean?
OHSAS 18001 is a part of OHSAS 18000 series. OHSAS 18000 series is the joint effort of some of the world’s leading national standards bodies, certification bodies, and specialist consultancies. This series standardizes occupational health and safety management systems and specifications. The other part of the series is OHSAS 18002.
Safeopedia explains OHSAS 18001
The OHSAS 18000 series is comprised of a health and safety electronic kit, safety manual and implementation guide etc.. It supports the management of reducing the health risk of employees, demonstrates diligence and gains assurance, seeks certification, and registration of its management system by an external organizations.
OHSAS 18001 is friendly with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) management systems standards. It requires enabling an organization to control its occupational and health risks and improve its performance.