n Risk Management - Another step in H&S management system 'evolution' : OHSAS 18001 : 2007 standard update : compliance

Volume 3, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


The 2007 update of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001), last updated in 1999, was published in August. Some of the changes impact on management systems registered or aligned to the OHSAS system standard. The update aims at greater alignment with ISO 14001: 2004 and compatibility with ISO 9001: 2000. More management system procedures are now required and more aspects of their quality are described, amounting to an evolution in the practicality of the standard that used to identify itself as a 'specification'.

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