Friday, March 19, 2010

OSHAS 18001 & MS 1722 & ISO 14001

OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System- Requirements
This standard enables an organization to manage its occupational health and safety (OHS) risks and improve its OHS performance. The requirements of the standard are intended to address occupational health and safety for employees, temporary employees, contractors and other personnel on site rather than the safety of products and services. Conformance to this standard will provide a more effective method of protecting employees and others from workplace injuries and illnesses. It will also demonstrate the management commitment in meeting OSH legal requirements.

MS 1722 Part 1 Occupational Safety and Health Management System - Part 1: Requirements
This is a Malaysian Standard on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems based on International Labour Organisation’s standard OSH MS 2001. As the requirements of this standard are equivalent to OHSAS 18001, auditing and certification to this standard can be carried out simultaneously.

ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard for the establishment of an organization’s environmental management system. The standard requires the organization to systematically identify and manage the environmental aspects and impacts resulting from its activities, products and/or services.

ISO 14001 is applicable to all types of organization, large or small, whether in the private or public sectors. The implementation of ISO 14001 can improve an organization’s environmental performance. It also enhances the public image of an organization, ensures legal compliance and facilitates access to a growing ‘green’ market.

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