OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. It comprises two parts, 18001 and 18002

OHSAS 18001(officially "BS OHSAS 18001:2007") is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is a widely recognized and popular occupational health and safety management system.

health and safety management system is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling and monitoring risks that can arise from the company’s day to day activities. This system is proven to enable the business to be pro-active rather then re-active, therefore more effectively protecting the health and welfare of your workforce on an on-going basis.

Organizations worldwide recognize the need to control and improve health and safety performance and do so with occupational health and safety management systems.
The importance of managing occupational health and safety is recognized by all interested parties: employers, employees, customers, suppliers, insurers, shareholders, contractors, regulatory agencies and the wider community.

The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series of Standards (OHSAS) sets out the necessary requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.
 
Organizations certified to the Standard report a range of benefits, including:
 
•    A reduction in lost working days
•    Fewer workplace accidents
•    Fewer medical claims
•    Recognition by insurers and regulators
•    A more disciplined approach to safety
•    Improved employee motivation, retention and satisfaction
•    Reduced legal costs
•    Less time and money spent on accident-related investigation and paperwork.