Occupational health and safety policies affect all operations of an organization. The Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) is a modern safety production management model that arose in the late 1980s. Together with the management systems stipulated by ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it is part of the epoch-making management method of post-industry.
Development of OHSAS 18001 certification
With the rapid growth of China’s economy, the issue of occupational health and safety in organizations is attracting more and more attention. In order to improve the level of production safety in China and to protect the fundamental interests of workers, in 2001 the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine transformed the standard of OHSAS 18001:1999 and issued the national standard of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, standard GB/T28001-2001.
In 2011, it was revised according to the OHSAS 18001:2007 edition standard and published as the national standard “Occupational Health and Safety Management System Requirements” GBB/T28001-2011, which covers all the technical content of OHSAS 18001. It is applicable to any organization that has established an OHS management system and seeks certification of its OHS management system from an external organization.
General introduction to OHSAS 18001 certification
OHSAS 18001 (GB/T28001) provides a structured operating mechanism for all kinds of organizations, and is based on the effective management principle of “planning, implementation, inspection, improvement.” This standard requires organizations to improve their occupational health and safety performance by identifying occupational health and safety risks, assessing the risks associated with their activities and services, identifying necessary controls, and establishing clear goals and targets.
The Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification provided by CQC can not only prove that an effective occupational health and safety management system is running in the organization, but it can also help the organization:
A) to improve the management of work safety to eliminate or reduce occupational health and safety risks and to promote continuous improvement in occupational health and safety;
B) to systematically implement occupational health and safety regulations and systems to improve the level of occupational health and safety management and occupational health and safety performance of the organization;
C) to contribute to the elimination of trade barriers and generate direct and indirect economic benefits for enterprises; and
D) to establish a high quality and elevate the image of the company in the community.