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OHSAS 18000
OHSAS(Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services)
OHSAS was formed in January 2001 through a merger of NHS Occupational Health and Safety Services of Fife and Tayside. The merger gave OHSAS autonomy while allowing it to remain within the structure of the NHS.

OHSAS is a multi-disciplinary organisation with expertise in a comprehensive range of occupational health and safety skills. OHSAS can provide your company with advice and support your needs through training, policy development and specialist expertise in the following areas:
Occupational Health
Health and Safety / Occupational Hygiene
Counselling and Psychology
Asbestos Management

OHSAS 18000
This is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. It comprises two parts, 18001 and 18002 and embraces BS8800 and a number of other publications.

OHSAS 18001
This is a global management system on occupational health and safety. The standard is not an ISO standard, but has many components in common with ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment).

OHSAS 18001
This is the "Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Specification". It was developed in response to urgent demand for a recognized standard against which occupational safety management systems can be assessed.

OHSAS 18002
This provides guidelines for the implementation of OHSAS 18001. It explains the requirements of this and how to work towards implementation/registration. Implementation of the standards is intended to provide multiple benefits. These include:
- Reduced risk (via improved safety management of health and safety risks)
- Competitive advantage (via demonstration of commitment to health and safety)
- Improved performance (via improved operational efficiency through accident management reduction and reduced downtime)
- Reduced costs (via reduced insurance premiums and compensation/penalties for breached legislation, etc.)