OHSAS-18001

Health and SafetyHealth and Safety – OHSAS 18001

Organizations worldwide recognize the need to control and improve health and safety performance, and this is accomplished with occupational health and safety management systems. An international collaboration called the OHSAS Project Group was formed to create a single unified approach, drawing on the best of existing standards and schemes. OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized standard for health and safety management systems.

Safety SignThe OHSAS Standard provides framework for organizations to implement proper and effective management of health and safety in the workplace. By having a clearly defined management system in place, your company can identify and control health and safety risks and thus minimize risks in the workforce as well as with visitors or external contractors on your premises. Your system should identify all legislative requirements, identify the hazards, and control the risks of your organization. The standard will enable you to put in place processes for continually reviewing and improving occupational health and safety.

Certification can be a great benefit to an organization’s bottom line as well. Time spent improving health and safety can reduce stress and promote greater productivity, reduce accidents, and occupational health issues, reduce the likelihood of paying regulatory compliance fees, and improve your company’s underwriting risk.


ISO 45001-Occupational Health & Safety (coming soon)

Over 6300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s nearly 2.3million every year.

The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums.

To combat the problem, ISO is developing a new standard, ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, that will help organizations reduce this burden by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.

The standard is currently being developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, and will follow other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It will take into account other International Standards in this area such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labor Organization’s ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards and the ILO’s international labor standards and conventions.

Who is it for? ISO 45001 is intended for use by any organization, regardless of its size or the nature of its work, and can be integrated into other health and safety programs such as worker wellness and wellbeing. It also addresses many, if not all, legal requirements in this area.

When will it be available? The drafts will be available through your local once it reaches the public enquiry (DIS) stage and Final Draft (FDIS) stage later this year, before the standard is published in October 2016. Learn more about the stages of standards development.

Where can I find out more? click here for more information at iso.org


ISO 39001:2012 (coming soon)
Road Traffic Safety (RTS) Management Systems

ISO 39001:2012 specifies requirements for a road traffic safety (RTS) management system to enable an organization that interacts with the road traffic system to reduce death and serious injuries related to road traffic crashes which it can influence. The requirements in ISO 39001:2012 include development and implementation of an appropriate RTS policy, development of RTS objectives and action plans, which take into account legal and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about elements and criteria related to RTS that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. This Standard is applicable to public and private organizations that interact with the road traffic system.

This International Standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to:

  • establish, implement, maintain and improve an RTS management system
  • assure itself of conformity with its stated RTS policy
  • demonstrate conformity with this International Standard

What are the benefits of BS ISO 39001?

  • Meet organizational safety and social responsibility targets
  • Demonstrate to stakeholders that you take these targets seriously
  • Identify way to improve efficiency through better management
  • Cut costs through improved efficiency

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Orion Registrar is dedicated to earning your loyalty with consistent, cost-effective service and value-added auditing. With Orion, you will have confidence that your registrar hears and responds to your voice, and is flexible enough to meet the individual needs of your company. We are small enough to understand the special requirements of small businesses, yet big enough to provide the depth of skills and experience required to mentor even the largest companies as they strive to continually improve their processes. Orion personnel at all levels, do their utmost to form a partnership with our clients.

With Orion, a company may customize their certification needs. Your company may seek OHSAS 18001 certification separately, or may choose to certify your integrated management system. In addition, you can choose from a six-month or annual surveillance plan. Multi-site certifications may be eligible for a site sampling plan. A partnership with Orion means that we can customize our service to best meet your specific needs. All of Orion’s services are fixed-fee per service and audit days are based on size and complexity of the company. There are never any hidden charges or extra fees. Travel expenses are billed at actual cost. Orion always works to provide you with the most economical options.

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