OHSAS 18001 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
One of the most important human resources problems encountered in enterprises is that employees do not have a safe and healthy working environment. For enterprises to achieve better competitive conditions, employees must carry out planned and systematic studies on occupational health and safety.
Standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are focused on quality and environmental management, thus a separate standard is needed to ensure Occupational Health and Safety in enterprises and to protect it by continuously improving. Occupational Health and Safety, which is one of the most important issues in integration with the European Union, also includes nearly all the requirements of this standard in the Labor Law.
One of the most important human resources problems encountered in organizations is that employees do not have a safe and healthy working environment. For organizations to achieve better competitive conditions, employees must carry out planned and systematic studies on occupational health and safety.
OHSAS 18001 is the "Occupational Health and Safety" standard published by BSI (British Standards Institute).
Unlike other international standards such as ISO 9000 and ISO 14000, OHSAS 18001 has been carried out by some national standard organizations and certification bodies working together and is not an ISO standard.
OHSAS 18001 is a standard for employee health and work safety rather than the safety of the products and services of organizations.
Occupational Health and Safety
It is the set of factors and conditions that affect the health and safety of all people (employees, temporary workers, subcontractor employees, visitors, customers and anyone in the workplace) affected by the activities of an organization.
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System; It is a tool for systematically addressing Occupational Health and Safety activities following the general strategies of the organizations and analyzing them within the framework of continuous improvement approach.
In our country, OHS activities evoke the use of personal protectors and are traditionally perceived as work to be done separately. With the OHS Management System, the roles and responsibilities of the employees, managers and supervisors will be made clear and the participation of the employees will be ensured.
With this system, employees are aware that OHS risks are determined and minimized with measures, complies with the law, targets are implemented with management programs, appropriate OHS trainings are given to appropriate people, ready for emergencies, monitors performance, uses monitoring results to start improvement activities, supervises their activities, They will be part of a system that gives necessary importance to OHS activities in an organization that reviews and documents.
Occupational Health and Safety Management System is the approach in which the systematic and scientific determination of hazards and risks and taking precautions against these dangers and risks in order to protect against accidents and other effects that may harm health caused by various reasons and to provide a better working environment during the performance of work in the workplace.
The benefits of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System are as follows:
To ensure that employees work in a comfortable and safe environment by protecting them from the negative effects of the workplace and accidents.
To increase employee motivation and employee participation.
Ensuring an increase in work efficiency and a reduction in costs by minimizing work and workforce losses that may occur due to occupational accidents and diseases.
Ensuring operational safety as a result of the elimination of fire, explosion, machine malfunctions, etc., which may endanger the business, with the measures taken in working environments.
To comply with national and international laws and standards.
To increase business performance.
Creating a sensitive, responsible image towards other businesses or customers.
To get an advantage over competitors.
Ensuring that the organization's sensitivity to occupational safety can be proven before official authorities.