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Combine ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

If an organization wants to have one comprehensive management system covering Environmental and Health and Safety (EHS), there are many common requirements which do not need to be repeated.

Because they are very similar, you can effectively combine and integrate ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

ISO-9001-and-14001

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ISO 14001-18001 Integration PowerPoint - Learn more about how to combine ISO 14001 and OHSASA 18001

It is often more efficient to combine the two systems (EMS and OHSMS) into one, sharing the common clauses and procedures. We have considered this when creating documentation packages to simplify the implementation for an organization.

Rather than have parallel (duplicate) Manuals and other documentation we note where the user can just incorporate the OH&S and EMS requirements to the EHS Manual, procedures and instructions.

ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 as a combined management system.

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The ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards are compatible in content, terminology & many of the requirements as tabled below:

ISO 14001 clause Common Requirement OHSAS 18001 clause
4.4.4 Manual 4.4.4
4.4.5 Document control 4.4.5
4.5.4 Control of records 4.5.4
4.4.1 Responsibility and authority 4.4.1
4.6 Management review 4.6
4.4.2 Training, competency and awareness 4.4.2
4.4.1 Infrastructure 4.4.1
4.4.1 Work environment 4.4.1
4.4.6 Design and development 4.4.6
4.4.6 Purchasing and outsourcing 4.4.6
4.5.1 Control of measuring equipment 4.5.1
4.5.5 Internal audit 4.5.5
4.5.3 Corrective action 4.5.3
4.5.3 Preventive action 4.5.3
4.4.6 Operational controls - depending on nature of the business 4.4.6
4.4.6 Special process validation 4.4.6
4.4.6 Incoming inspection 4.4.6