OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems


Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) management are intended to provide organizations with the elements of an effective OH&S management system that can be integrated with other management requirements and help organizations achieve OH&S and economic objectives.



  • OH&S costs facing organizations include but are not limited to:
    • investigation time,
    • wages paid for lost time,
    • training replacements,
    • extra supervisory and clerical time,
    • decreased output of worker upon return
    • the loss of business and goodwill
  • improve regulatory compliance
  • demonstrate you are a responsible employer
  • demonstrate due diligence and avoid litigation
  • protect and enhance your image and reputation
  • improve operational effectiveness,
  • absenteeism and minimize disruption
  • reduce costs
  • meet customer demands
  • Enables an organization to:
    • effectively manage the safety risks
    • establish an H&S policy
    • identify H&S hazards and determine risks
    • identify priorities and objectives
    • establish structures and programmes
    • facilitate planning, monitoring, CA,
    • auditing and review activities
    • continually improve OH&S performance