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 systems.
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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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 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 Omnex Methodologies.
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 as 33%.
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 Stage 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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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 the industry.
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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