BSCI Consultant, WRAP Consultant, SEDEX/ SMETA & OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health And Safety Management System

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These standards apply to all organizations that wish to eliminate or minimize risk to employees or other investors that may fall into risk of occupational health and safety with their activities

Organizations apply social responsibility management systems such as OHSAS 18001, BSCI, WRAP, SEDEX / SMETA or other equivalent international standards that have responsibility and authorities clearly defined, with the aim to improve, with measurable results and methods were established to assess risk. This includes monitoring the inability to manage health and safety, assessment of performance  and review of policies and objectives

-  Hazard identification and control of the identification and assessment of risks

-  Legal and other requirements

-  The OHS program and Objectives

-  Resources, roles, responsibility, explanation and authority.

-  Competence, training and awareness

-  Communication, participation and consultant.

-  Control implementation

-  Preparation and respond to emergencies.

-  Measure, monitor and improve the implementation

Standard OHSAS 18001: 2007 This new version is more in line with the ISO 9001: 2000 (or ISO 9001: 2008) and ISO 14001: 2004, with the structure of clauses is almost according to ISO 14001: 2004. This advantage will encourage the integration of the management system of an organization such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001..vv

+ Standard OHSAS version 2007 emphasizes the following content:

The importance of "health" is given greater emphasis than the "safe"

+ Focus on occupational safety, do not lead to confusion with regard to property and security ...

+ The term "sudden incident" is now used as a substitute for the term "accident"

+ Even human behavior, capabilities and other human elements are the factors that may bring risks need to identify, control of identifying  and assessing risk  and ultimately the competence , training and awareness

+ A new requirement is introduced for the control who keep important role as part of OHS plan

+ Change Management is offered a thorough

+ A new provision "Evaluation of compliance" has been launched, corresponding to ISO 14001

+ The new requirements are offered for the participation and consultation

+ The new requirements are introduced for the investigation of the situations that may occur


Today, OHSAS 18001 is referred as a standard, is not technical criteria, or documents as previous versions. This suggests that OHSAS 18001 has been accepted as the basis for national standards on occupational health and safety management systems.

+ The new definitions are added, including key issues such as "situations may occur", "risk", "risk assessment", and modify the existing definitions.

+ The term "risk can be overcome" is replaced by the term "acceptable risk"

+ The definition of the term 'hazard' no mention 'property damage or environmental damage at workplace "anymore. Now to be considered as "damage" is not directly to the management of health and occupational safety, which is also the purpose of OHSAS standard, and that includes asset management. Instead, the hazards damaged affect safety and occupational health must to be identified through the assessment of risk in the organization, and be controlled through the application of appropriate measures for control hazard


For the code of practice as: BSCI, WRAP, SEDEX / SMETA about compliance with environmental and social responsibility by international organizations:

      -    FTA (Foreign Trade Association)

-    AAFA (American Apparel Footwear Association)

-    SEDEX

FA, AAFA & SEDEX toward the goal of effort to build a global supply chain based on certification program for responsibility of compliance with social standards in production and business activities in  worldwide. In addition, the objective is to respond to the growing demand in the context of more and more extensive international economic integration, combine with  transparency of working conditions to improve in the  global supply chain

All information for consulting, guidance for  implementing and applying occupational health and safety management system OHSAS 18001, BSCI, WRAP, SEDEX / SMETA or other equivalent international standards, please contact Office of VINTECOM International


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