Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Certification Scheme (IS 18001)
Health and safety are important aspects of an organization’s smooth and effective functioning. Good health and safety performance ensures an accident-free industrial environment.
Awareness of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) has improved in India considerably. Organizations have started attaching the same importance to achieve high OH&S performance as they do to other key aspects of their business activities. This demands adoption of a structured approach for the identification of hazards, their evaluation and control of risks. BIS has formulated an Indian Standard IS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Specification with Guidance for use on OH&S management systems considering this fact and a great demand from the industry for a comprehensive framework of OH&S.