Yes, we know that sounds like a mouthful, so let’s simply call these two complementary programs ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
The 14001 standard of ISO relates to environmental management, and together with other 9000 series standards it helps to comprise a managment philosophy that embraces best practices for transparency, accountability and continuous improvement. This scheme utilizes the common discipline of the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” cycle, which not only sets up a system for controlling and preventing environmental waste and damage, but also institutes a methodology for insuring that this system is constantly monitored and improved upon.
The British Standard (BS) OHSAS 18001 certification relates to occupational health and safety and is used around the world. It is designed to help managers and workers:
- Identify health and safety risk factors
- Reduce the potential for accidents
- Aid legal compliance
- Improve overall performance
Companies that try to protect their workers and the environment with voluntary adherence to these international standards find that they are also able to better control costs, reduce waste, minimize risk and improve efficiency in all parts of their operations. Contact us today to find out other ways Star stays ahead of the game.