OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System

OHSAS 18001 was created via a concerted effort from a number of the world’s leading national standards bodies, certification bodies, and specialist consultancies.

OHSAS 18001 can be aligned with existing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems. Historically many organizations start with a quality management system (ISO 9001) and then add the environment management requirements from ISO 14001. They then look at their health and safety risks and add OHSAS 18001. More recently many organizations look at implementing all three standards at the same time which can be cost-effective and minimizes disruption. The standards can be integrated using a standard.

OHSAS 18001 is a widely global recognized and a popular standard formed to create a single unified approach in occupational health and safety management system.
OHSAS 18001 is an international standard which sets out the requirements of an organization’s commitment to provide a safe working environment to protect employees and others by preventing accidents, loss of life and damage to equipment and environment.
OHSAS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that helps organizations to formulate policy and objectives to eliminate or minimize operational risks and hazards.

Benefits of OHSAS 18001

  • Identify hazards and control to manage health and safety risks;
  • Reduce workplace accidents, cut related costs and production time lost;
  • Motivate staff with better, safer working environment and improve overall performance;
  • Enhancement of corporate image to customers and suppliers;
  • Demonstrate legal compliance


GSC helps you to understand OHSAS 18001 and apply for safer working environment, improved performance and new business opportunities.
GSC provides you with guidance for establishing, implementing or improving your management system regardless of types and sizes of your organization. GSC helps your organization to be aligned with existing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems. GSC can also help your organization to implement and integrate all three standards at once which can minimize costs and disruption, if you prefer.