OHSAS 18001:2007- Occupation Health and Safety Management System
- OHSAS is a systematic practice of identifying potential for loss, assessing the risks, making decisions on appropriate controls, implementing and then monitoring the system to control the loss.
- Occupational Health and Safety Management addresses a specific part of loss control while providing a degree of synergy and overlap in others. It forms an integral part of the risk management process and when correctly implemented and introduced, will have a profound and desired impact on organizational objectives and outputs.
- All of us are involved in risk assessment in our daily life, e.g. driving a car, crossing a busy road, buying a house, etc. involve a degree of risk which we assess in our own way.
- Assessing the risk of work place demand that we are more systematic in our approach and more defined in our conclusions.
- The actions, which must be taken following a risk assessment depend on the level of risk and will be driven by Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Standards.