Combined ISO 14001 Ohsas 18001 Implementation –flow

Combined ISO 14001 Ohsas 18001 Implementation –flow

ISO 14001 and Ohsas 18001 are two different, yet parallel standards that organizations can implement. ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS) which offers organizations a framework for measuring and improving their environmental impact, while Ohsas is a standard of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (Ohsas). It is different in that it deals with the internal working environment of the organization. That is why it makes sense to have a flow during combined ISO 14001 and Ohsas 18001 implementation.

Flow for combined ISO 14001 and Ohsas 18001 implementation

When a proper flow is maintained, combined ISO 14001 and Ohsas 18001 implementation becomes logically analogous to each other. A good flow for combined ISO 14001 and Ohsas 18001 implementation could be this:

OHSAS 18001 ISO 14001
4.1 General Requirements 4.1 General Requirements
4.2 OH&S Policy 4.2 Environmental Policy
4.3 Planning 4.3 Planning
4.3.1 Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, & Determining Controls 4.3.1 Environmental Aspects
4.3.2 Legal and Other Requirements 4.3.2 Legal and Other Requirements
4.3.3 Objectives and Programs 4.3.3 Objectives, Targets and Program(s)
4.4 Implementation and Operation 4.4 Implementation and Operation
4.4.1 Resources, Roles, Responsibility, Accountability and Authority 4.4.1 Resources, Roles, Responsibility and Authority
4.4.2 Competence, Training and Awareness 4.4.2 Competence, Training and Awareness
4.4.3 Communication, Participation, and Consultation NA
4.4.3.1 Communication 4.4.3 Communication
4.4.3.2 Participation and Consultation NA
4.4.4 Documentation 4.4.4 Documentation
4.4.5 Control of Documents 4.4.5 Control of Documents
4.4.6 Operational Control 4.4.6 Operational Control
4.4.7 Emergency Preparedness and Response 4.4.7 Emergency Preparedness and Response
4.5 Checking 4.5 Checking
4.5.1 Performance Measurement and Monitoring 4.5.1 Monitoring and Measurement
4.5.2 Evaluation of Compliance 4.5.2 Evaluation of Compliance
4.5.3 Incident Investigation, Nonconformity, Corrective Action and Preventive Action NA
4.5.3.1 Incident Investigation NA
4.5.3.2 Nonconformity, Corrective and Preventive Action 4.5.3 Nonconformity, Corrective and Preventive Action
4.5.4 Control of Records 4.5.4 Control of Records
4.5.5 Internal Audit 4.5.5 Internal Audit
4.6 Management Review 4.6 Management Review

 

When organizations opt for combined ISO 14001 and Ohsas 18001 implementation, they could keep the above in mind for putting efficient and effective systems in place.

Reference:

http://integrated-standards.com/compare-iso-14001-ohsas-18001.aspx

 

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