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Dear All, Please suggest me how to obtain OHSAS 18001 certification for a first time for large scale Industrial Regards, Johnson Lasrado
1st July 2012 From India, Bharuch
Dear Mr.Johnson
This code pertains to Occupational Health and Safety in the organisation. This code specifies certain norms and these have to be strictly adhered and records of compliance need to be produced during audits. It would not be possible to explain the details of the same through this mail. You may write to me at , as we are one of leading consultants for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.
3rd July 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear Mr. Johnson,

Greetings! Myself Kiran Parmar working as Asst. Manager (Systems) with a Large Scale Industry.

Our organisation is certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and SA 8000. I am qualified internal auditor for all systems. I am qualified for SA 8000 Lead Auditor by Social Accountability International, New York.

For getting OHSAS certified you may first need to decide the certifying agency under whom you would certifed for OHSAS system. Second part is implementation and flowing of OHSAS system. Following are core documents which you will need to prepare to fullfill OHSAS 18001 Standard requirement.

[A] OHSAS Manual

[B] OHSAS Management System Procedures

[C] Details of Departments and activities to be covered

[D] OHSAS Register of Regulation

[E] OHSAS Register of Risk Assessment / HIRA for major activities

[F] OHSAS Objectives / Targets/ Programes

[G] Section-Dept. wise Details of OH&S Management System Documents like

Dept Master List, File, Form, Formats, SOPs / Work instruction / Health checkups data, MSDS, Safety related documents, etc:

You may contact me further if required. My e-mail: , Mobile : 9428522337

Regards,

Kiran Parmar
3rd July 2012 From India, Ahmadabad
Couple of inputs you have already received from members they are quite help full in working for OHSAS 18001. I would like toi add one more thing here that before starting cary out Discovery Analysis for your current working system and than plug the gaps keeping in mind the standard's requirement. Few mandatory things you will need is to Groom your people on the standard with awarness program and finding Hazard identification and risk assesement based on this you should move for its policy and objectives.
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SK Jain
3rd July 2012 From India, Delhi
Dear Mr.Johnson

Registration requires evidence of implementation of OHSAS 18001 requirements, which includes: Procedures and records to maintain compliance to applicable laws, commitment to continual improvement (in a broad sense), and commitment to prevention of accidents and incidents. The decision to actually certify an organization to OHSAS 18001 will be dependent on the specific business goals that the company has in conforming to the standard as well as the market and public context in which the company operates. For some companies, independent, third-party certification may be the most beneficial option. It is very important to understand that either third-party certification or self-declaration may be options.

OHSAS 18001 focuses on creating a safe and healthy work environment for the employees. Thus, organizations of all sizes and types can apply for OHSAS 18001 Certification, improving the health and safety performance of the workers.

Self-declaration of conformance:

One important difference between OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and other international standards is that an organization can self-declare their compliance. Because ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 are very similar, the management systems can be effectively combined, integrated and self-declared (a cost savings option where there are no registration fees.)

Like the ISO 14001, self-declaration is an option unique to this OHSAS 18001:2007 standard, and thus organizations can simply use the standard as a guideline. Although entities can self declare conformance to OHSAS 18001, this only means that they conform to a prescribed system, not to prescribed health and safety technologies, safety levels, etc. Keep in mind that OHSAS 18001 does not replace existing health and safety regulations but certified companies are typically more quickly alerted to health and safety issues.

Third party verified registration:

Generally, when you sign a contract with a Third party, it will include the Registration Audit and the Surveillance Audits. The Registration Audit is the initial audit that will be done to see if you will achieve registration. After you have your registration, the Registrar will come back every 6 or 12 months to see if you are maintaining your system and continuing to meet the requirements of the standard. Registrars vary in their approach, so you will want to find out details from each Registrar you are interested in.

You may find that the terms Registration and Certification are often used interchangeably. That is because the registration company, (the registrar), that you select recommends your management system for certification, registers your company and issues a certificate.

Your certificate will be valid for 3 years. After that period your registrar will be required to do another Registration Audit to renew your certification. The contract you set up with your Registrar will be for the three year period. You would renew your contract after three years to start the cycle again.

Registration Audit: An audit of your OHSMS system to see if you meet the requirements of the Standard and will achieve registration.

Surveillance Audit: A follow up audit of a portion of your OHSMS to see if the system is being followed and maintained. These are done every 6 months or year.

With Regards,

Rohan Puthran..
3rd July 2012 From India, Karamsad
The OHSAS 18001 standard is the internationally recognized assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems. It was developed by a selection of leading trade bodies, international standards, and certification bodies to address a gap where no third-party certifiable international standard exists. Based on the established principles of Plan-Do-Check-Act, it also provides guidance on how to manage the health and safety aspects of your business activities more effectively, while taking into careful consideration accident prevention, risk reduction, and the well-being of employees.
6th June 2013 From India, Pune
OHSAS 1800:2007 Occupational, Health and Safety Management Certification is an internationally standard which provides a framework to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety within your company. Implementing the standard will send a clear signal to your stakeholders that you view employee’s health and safety as a principal priority within your company.
21st June 2013 From India, Mumbai
We offer to our clients OHSAS 18001 Certification consultancy services to implements best occupational health and safety system and help them in their further growth and get recognition for OHSAS 18001 certification. This consultancy services are offered by a team of industry experts, our services are known for their effective results and helps clients in achieving the set targets and getting timely ohsas 18001 certification.
24th June 2013 From India, Mumbai
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