Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS 18001)
The (OHSAS) specification gives clearer direction to an occupational health and
safety management system. OHSAS 18001 is an audit/certification specification, not
a legislative requirement or a guide to implementation. It should be noted that
OHSAS 18001 does not state specific performance criteria, or give detailed specifications
for the design of a management system. Instead, the system is geared towards reducing
and preventing accidents and accident-related loss of lives, resources, and time.
OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and
ISO 14001 (Environmental) management systems standards. It is its hope that any
organization that implements OHSAS 18001 can easily integrate it with other quality,
environmental or occupational health and safety management systems. The OHSAS 18001
Specification follows the Plan-Do-Check-Review cycle, with a concurrent emphasis
on continual improvement. This model aligns well with the structure of other management
system documents such as ISO 14001, thus aiding the progress of integrated management
The elements of OHSAS 18001 includes Policy and commitment, Hazard identification,
risk assessment & risk controls, Legal requirements, Objectives and Programs, Organization
and personnel, Training, Communication and Consultation, Documentation and records,
Operational Controls, Emergency Readiness, Measurement and monitoring, Accident
and incident investigation, corrective and preventive action, Audit and Review,
and Application and Relevance in the Industry.
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Implementation Support and/or Assessments
Training and Workshops
If you want to implement basic systems or Best in Class systems, Omnex has the training,
workshop or implementation that we can do for you.
Omnex provides management consulting that elevate the performance of client organizations
Omnex specializes in a number of key methodologies and can implement a QMS with
integrated New Product Development, Disciplined Problem Solving or Quality/Business
Operating System management system. Click here to see more on the
Disciplined Problem Solving (8D)
Integrated Management Systems
Integrated Management Systems (IMS) is the integration of QMS,
EMS, OHSAS and other regulations / standards and requirements into a single management
system. IMS fosters the approach that an organization should establish one integrated
system that is best for the business and not set up separate, often duplicate, processes
or documentation to satisfy each management standard. IMS contains company-wide
processes that conform to various management system standards such as AS9100, ISO/TS
16949, ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 but are primarily established
in support of the business goals.
At Omnex, integration means developing common organizational processes based on
standardized work flows, conducting integrated risk analysis (using FMEAs and Control
Plans for quality, environmental and health and safety risks) and conducting integrated
audits. At Omnex, we are continuing to pioneer ever more effective and efficient
ways of defining, implementing and auditing integrated management systems.
Integration and standardization not only reduce confusion and redundancy in the
workplace, but cost an estimated 50% less to implement and most importantly cost
50% less to maintain. Furthermore, the cost for registration is reduced by as much
Omnex has been implementing integrated management systems since the 1990s, beginning
with the integration of QS-9000 and ISO 14001 in the Americas for Yazaki. Since
then, we have integrated ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for organizations around
the world including General Motors and TRW. Lately, we have integrated ISO 9001
and Food Safety Management Systems including an implementation where Food Safety,
Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001), and Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001)
were integrated into one management system. Omnex recently helped Swiss Colony a
100 year-old Food Catalog and Bakery implement FSMS and QMS standards in a record
six months that included QOS/BOS and Phase Gate New Product Development methodologies
and 8D Problem Solving techniques.
Omnex provides training for top management in the understanding and integration
of multiple integrated management systems, as well as the worlds only lead auditor
course in Integrated Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001).
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more information on Omnexs approach to Integrated Management Systems
Omnex Methodologies and Practices
Omnex offers training for each of the different methodologies as shown in this link.
Keep in mind, some of these methodologies may be known by different names within
Omnex specializes in the following methodologies:
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Omnex can help you conduct an ISO 9001:2008 Discovery Analysis (or Assessment)
or conduct a Best-In-Class assessment to assist your company in making
process improvements that result in efficiency and savings.
Omnex will conduct a Discovery Analysis during an initial assessment. Omnex will
study your current processes to see the gaps in the systems as well as review Best-In-Class
practices depending on the scope of the assessment. Omnex assessments always focus
on savings and improvements within the organization. The last day of the assessment
centers around feedback and planning with the customer team. An implementation plan,
customer/Omnex team, and next steps are completed as a part of the Discovery. A
discovery analysis or assessment can be done for process improvement, for new or
revised standards, or when the customer is ready for an overhaul of their systems.
Omnexs core strengths are spelled out in the 12 methodologies in
which we specialize. Each of these practices are Best In Class practices
that can be implemented based on the needs of a specific organization in any industry.
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