Need of 18001:2007 (OHSAS)
OHSAS is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and Safety Management System. It exists to help all kinds of organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. Its supporters claim that an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that helps organizations to: identify and control health and safety risks; reduce the potential for accidents; aid legal compliance; and improve overall performance.
This standard sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It sets out a framework that an organization has to follow to implement the effective Environmental Management System. The Implementation of EMS provide a confidence in the mind of Management and Employees and stakeholders that Environmental hazards are taken care by the organization properly.
A lot of economic, social and technical benefits are gained with ISO certification: