Occupational health and safety is defined as systematic and scientific studies carried out in order to protect the workplace from accidents or other factors that may be adverse to health for various reasons and to provide a better working environment.
Occupational health and safety is defined as systematic and scientific studies carried out in order to protect the workplace from accidents or other factors that may be adverse to health for various reasons and to provide a better working environment. All over the World, especially in the industrially and technologically developing countries like ours, there are some problems related to occupational health and safety and these problems affect employee health as well as work efficiency.
Organizations increasingly become subject to commercial, legal and ethical pressures to reduce and control the risks arising from their work.
Every employee and manager has a fundamental responsibility for the measures that need to be taken for a healthier and safer working environment.
OHSAS 18001 is the only international standard defining the requirements of the management system for occupational health and safety.
Within the scope of the management system established in accordance with OHSAS 18001, the health and safety risks in a workplace are defined and the risk of accidents is reduced.
The organizations that meet the minimum requirements of ISO 18001 standard are certified based on SZUTEST’s audit scores,,. The certificate is valid for 3 years. During this period, an interim audit is conducted every year, and at the end of this period, a certificate renewal audit is conducted.
Effectively implemented OSH – Occupational Health and Safety Management systems, help the organizations achieve their goals and objectives by establishing a systematic approach to identifying, eliminating, or reducing risks arising from potential hazards.
Whatever the circumstances are, an Occupational Health and Safety Management System is effective in providing the following benefits:
- Decreasing overall costs of accidents,
- Increasing Occupational Health and Safety awareness,
- Providing competitive advantage,
- Improving levels of compliance to health and safety legislation,
- Improving reputation,
- Decreasing potential concerns about health and safety and fostering positive communication with interested parties,
- Minimizing potential health and safety risks, and
- Increasing employee motivation and developing their capabilities.