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OHSAS 18001:2007
OHSAS stands for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series and identifies an international standard that establishes the requirements that a system to protect the Health and Safety of the Workforce must have. OHSAS 18001:2007 has been defined by a number of national certification and standards institutes, in order to create a standard for which a certificate of conformity can be issued. OHSAS certification verifies the voluntary application, within an organisation, of a system that makes it possible to guarantee suitable control of the Health and Safety of the workforce, as well as respect of current standards. The management system regulated by the OHSAS standard is often combined with the environmental management system, based on standard 14001:2004; Safety and the Environment are very closely related.

OHSMS – Occupational Health and Safety Management System
An organisation to manage corporate safety that respects criteria defined by specific European and/or international standards.