The BS OHSAS 18001 standard is an internationally recognized standard that defines the requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System. It has been developed to help organizations to implement actions to improve health and safety performance and is universally accepted as the benchmark for this sector. A management system compliant with OHSAS 18001 allows organizations to know and control all relevant risks related to routine and emergency situations, progressively reducing their hazard. It can be easily applied in all areas of commerce and industry.
Implementing the right management system helps reducing accidents and the associated cost in terms of injuries and illnesses; it will also help you to maintain and demonstrate compliance with the latest regulations on safety. Furthermore, OHSAS 18001 certification demonstrates your commitment to occupational safety to customers, stakeholders and employees and immediately results in an improvement in the image of your organization.
In Italy, the OHSAS 18001 certification by an accredited body ensures savings of up to 30% on INAIL (the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work) contributions paid for employees.