1. What is the difference between AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001?

    As we move towards an increasingly globalised business community, many Australian companies are beginning to wonder – AS/NZS 4801 or OHSAS 18001? Both standards align well with other Management Systems standards, such as ISO 9001:2008 (Quality management systems) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental management systems), however this post aims to outline their subtle differences. To give […]

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  2. 21 checklist questions for a design manager from an IMS perspective

    Answering positively to all these questions does not assure total compliance to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and/or AS/NZS 4801/OHSAS 18001 but it does pick up on some of the key aspects of an integrated management system.   1. Are design and development plans prepared for the design and for the development of product or service? […]

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  3. Quirks to be aware of in Standards

    While the requirements in quality, environmental and occupation health and safety management systems are similar, there are some areas where one or more of the standards are stronger or more specific than in the other standards. Following are a few things that are different and unique about the quality, OHS and environmental standards. This is […]

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