Work environment OHsAS 18001
somas and iso certificates
Our business management system is on its way to becoming certified in accordance with ISO 14001:2015 and OHAS 18001:2017, in other words: certification of both our environmental and work-environment focused efforts. We have integrated our leadership-system for both working environment and environmental work in the previously used system and are planning to get certified as soon as possible. The certificate(s) will be issued by TÜV Nord Scandinavia AB. Once the new ISO-certificate for leadership-systems within working environments ISO 45001:2018 goes into effect we will be utilizing this certification instead of OHSAS 18001.
OHSAS 18001/Iso 45001
OHAS 18001 is a standard used within business-leadership-systems focused on work environment and aims to create active understanding and work with work environment-related topics. If applied correctly OHSAS 18001 also meets the requirements related to systematic environmental work (AFS 2001:1) The current plan is for OHSAS 18001 to be replaced by a equivalent ISO-standard, ISO 45001 sometime during 2018.
The advantages for SOMAS to work in accordance with OHAS 1800/ISO45001 are:
- It helps us discover and prevent risks, contributes to a better working environment and decreases costs (I.e. for sick-leave or rehabilitation)
- It provides economic and work environment-related benefits such as increased efficiency within efforts to improve the work environment, eliminates or decreases risks for personnel and other parties that could potentially be exposed to risks in their work environment
- Increased legitimacy for the organizations work environment-related work and increased skill within the organization