OHSAS – Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, is an internationally recognized occupational health and safety management system, to control and improve health and safety measures. The group was formed with representatives from national bodies of academic, accreditation and occupational safety and health backgrounds to lay down a set of international standard guidelines for organizations to follow.
OHSAS Singapore: ultimate management system
The OHSAS Singapore specifications have been updated and modified time to time to match the standards of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000. In addition to the periodic updates in the system, out of health and safety, health has been given more priority and emphasis.
The standards provide organizations the key to an effective safety management system, which can be integrated with other existing systems to create and assist organizations to achieve effective and better occupational safety and health and economic objectives. It helps an organization develop and implement the objectives and policies of health and safety by taking into account the legal requirements and risk factors. It applies to all types of organizations and industries irrespective of cultural, social and geographical situations.
Managing health and safety is a big challenge for organizations because of varying human attributes like skill levels, culture, and language and work environment in Singapore. Effectively managing these challenges and maintaining the well-being of its employees by remaining within the legal requirements is what OHSAS standards have helped with.
Organizations have been constantly improving the health and safety status of their firms by implementing the internally recognized standards of OHSAS and in turn reducing the risks of harm to their employees, thus reducing overall liabilities.