OHSAS means Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management systems. The purpose of OHSAS 18001 is to ensure the standard of working condition. Those companies who have utilised the OHSAS 18001 have vastly improved their safety mechanisms, and consequently, almost no records of hazards have been reported. It provides a framework, for building an Occupational Health and Safety Management System. It helps in the creation of policies, procedures and controls required for the creation of a danger free working environment.

Advantages of OHSAS 18001

  • Best working environment is created – It is very essential to maintain the working environment.

  • It will locate all possible scenarios for hazards- They focus on finding out all the possible problems that can occur in the process. This gives a clear view of organisational working condition.

  • It will implement controls – It will help to bring better control in the organization.

  • Significantly reduce workplace accidents – After taking a survey, the results of work place accidents were very low.

  • Motivates the employees to do better – This brings forward the encouragement factor.

  • Maintaining regulatory compliance- It helps to bring better understanding between suppliers, clients and workers.

  • Reducing potential liability and insurance costs – Taking proper steps, help to bring down the extra cost of the organization.