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04/18/2013

 
The RouTe To
ohSAS 18001
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The RouTe ToohSAS 18001
©Copyright SGS United Kingdom Ltd 2008All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be copied,reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without thewritten permission of SGS United Kingdom Ltd.Published by Systems and Services Certification. 2008
FoReWoRD
What is OHSAS 18001?
It is a standard which many countries and organisations havechosen to implement in their commitment to establish a formaland recognised mechanism for managing occupational health &safety. OHSAS 18001 has been specifically designed to providesuch a mechanism and was developed with the requirementsof both ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 in mind, therebyallowing ready integration of management systems and theefficiencies that this can bring, as well as implicitly recognisingan organisation’s own business needs.OHSAS 18001 was first issued in 1999 but was subject toreview during 2006 and then issued as a revised standard on 1July 2007. This booklet is intended to provide an introductionto the changes made to OHSAS 18001 and the potentialimplications of those changes.OHSAS is based on a number of principles:• Clear demonstration of leadership and management commitment• Setting of objectives leading to improvement of OHS performance• Effective hazard identification, risk management and risk control• Competence of workforce• Consultation and communication with all stakeholders• Clear lines and definitions of responsibility• Systematic approach to managing occupational health & safety• Monitoring the effectiveness of the management system throughaudit and reviewIt has been appreciated for many years that effectivemanagement of occupational health & safety can significantlyreduce risk exposure and potentially improve an organisation’sprofitability and sustainability. Leading studies have recognisedthat implementing a formal occupational health & safetymanagement system based on OHSAS 18001 is an excellentmeans of achieving this business aim.
Price £20.00 Sterling
The RouTe ToohSAS 18001
CoNTeNTS
PAGe NuMbeR
INTRoDuCTIoN
4
3 TeRMS AND DeFINITIoNS
 
6
4.1 GeNeRAl RequIReMeNTS
 
6
4.2 oCCuPATIoNAl heAlTh & SAFeTy PolICy
 
7
4.3.1 hAzARD IDeNTIFICATIoN, RISK ASSeSSMeNTAND DeTeRMINING CoNTRolS
10
4.3.2 leGAl AND oTheR RequIReMeNTS
 
15
4.3.3 objeCTIveS AND PRoGRAMMeS
 
18
4.4.1 ReSouRCeS, RoleS, ReSPoNSIbIlITy, 
ACCouNTAbIlITy AND AuThoRITy
20
4.4.2 CoMPeTeNCe, TRAINING AND AWAReNeSS
 
22
4.4.3 CoMMuNICATIoN, PARTICIPATIoNAND CoNSulTATIoN
 
24
4.4.4 DoCuMeNTATIoN
 
28
4.4.5 CoNTRol oF DoCuMeNTS
 
30
4.4.6 oPeRATIoNAl CoNTRol
 
32
4.4.7 eMeRGeNCy PRePAReDNeSS AND ReSPoNSe
34
4.5.1 PeRFoRMANCe, MeASuReMeNT AND MoNIToRING
 
36
4.5.2 evAluATIoN oF CoMPlIANCe
 
38
4.5.3 INCIDeNT INveSTIGATIoN, NoN-CoNFoRMITy,CoRReCTIve AND PReveNTIve ACTIoN
 
40
4.5.4 CoNTRol oF ReCoRDS
 
45
4.5.5 INTeRNAl AuDIT
46
4.6 MANAGeMeNT RevIeW
48
 
The RouTe ToohSAS 18001
The RouTe ToohSAS 18001
as a national standard. OHSAS 18001 was initially developed andrecently reviewed by a committee of interested parties includingnational standards bodies, certification bodies, learned bodiesand industry representatives. It should be noted that althoughOHSAS 18001:2007 is not an international standard it is beingused internationally as a framework of requirements for a SafetyManagement System.The foreword to the standard provides an overview of thechanges to the standard as listed above. A comprehensiveintroduction to the Standard has been added which outlines theintent of the Standard and emphasises its intended applicationfor all types, sizes of organisation and to accommodate diversegeographical, cultural and social conditions. The basic approachtaken within OHSAS 18001:2007 continues to be the familiarmechanism of PLAN ~ DO ~ CHECK ~ ACT and it systematicallyrequires an organisation to:• Detail an Occupational Health & Safety Policy applicable toits operations• Identify the OHS hazards and risks which the organisationneeds to manage• Identify the legal and other requirements applicable tothe organisation• Define and implement the means of managing these issuesand requirements• Implement a means of effecting continuous improvement inthe organisation’s occupational health & safety performance• Check and review the continuing effectiveness, suitability andadequacy of the OHS management system
THE SCOPE OF OHSAS 18001:2007 STATES:
 
This Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) Standard specifies requirements for anOccupational Health & Safety (OH&S) management system,to enable an organisation to control its OH&S risks and improve its performance. It does not state specific OH&S performance criteria, nor does it give detailed specifications for the design of a management system.
INTRoDuCTIoN
This booklet gives a brief introduction to OHSAS 18001:2007 andidentifies the changes that have been made as a result of therecent review of the standard. A summary of the key changes islisted below and explored in more detail throughout this booklet
SUMMARY OF KEY CHANGES FOR OHSAS 18001:2007
• OHSAS now refers to itself as a “Standard”Previously OHSAS 18001 was referred to as a Specification.Although it is now referred to as a Standard it is not aninternational standard• Significant improvement in alignment with ISO 14001:2004• The importance of “health” has now been given greater emphasis• New definitions have been added, and existing definitions revised• The term “tolerable risk” has been replaced by the term“acceptable risk”• The term “accident” is now included in the term “incident”• The definition of the term “hazard” no longer refers to “damageto property or damage to the workplace environment”The scope of the standard now specifically excludes health &safety areas such as property damage and environmental impacts• A new requirement has been introduced for the consideration ofthe hierarchy of controls as part of OH&S planning• The management of change is now more explicitly addressed• Sub-clauses 4.3.3 Objectives and 4.3.4 Managementprogrammes have been merged• A new clause “Evaluation of compliance” has been introduced• New requirements have been introduced for the investigationof incidentsOHSAS 18001 is now a Standard which defines a set ofrequirements for an Occupational Health & Safety ManagementSystem (SMS) which would be suitable for any kind and size oforganisation. Currently no ISO standard is available that definesthe requirements for a SMS, although national standards bodieshave developed standards, and some have adopted OHSAS 18001

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