Health and Safety first OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognised occupational health and safety management system standard. Its latest version was published in July 2007 and addresses occupational health and safety (OH&S). OHSAS 18001 provides a framework to the effective management of OH&S, including compliance with the legislation that applies to a company’s activities and identified hazards. The standard is applicable to any organisation that wishes to eliminate or minimise risk to employees and other stakeholders who may be exposed to OH&S risks associated with its activities. Organisations that implement OHSAS 18001 have a clear management structure with defined authority and responsibility, clear objectives for improvement and a structured approach to risk assessment. This includes the monitoring of health and safety management failures, auditing of performance and review of policies and objectives.