Sioen apparel plants in Myanmar and Romania are OSHAS 18001 certified

Through OSHAS 18001 certification, we’re enhancing our Occupational Safety and Health Management. We’re mobilising resources, enhancing interregional collaboration and helping to promote sustainable production and products as stated in SDG 12 and 17.

Occupational Health and Safety Management System OSHAS 18001

OHSAS 18001, the abbreviation of Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series is a British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. Compliance with it enabled organisations to demonstrate that they had a system in place for occupational health and safety.

Occupational Health & Safety

The health and safety of employees is influenced by, among other things, physical strain, physical conditions, psychosocial workload and machine safety. This occupational health and safety management system identifies and evaluates hazards and risks in order to take actions to reduce them. It has been developed to control and improve health and safety performance of companies, with guidelines set in a clear, comprehensive way.

Topics

OSHAS 18001 follows the Plan-Do-Check-Review cycle, with an emphasis on continual improvement. Topics are:

  • Policy and commitment
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment & risk controls
  • Legal requirements
  • Objectives and Programs
  • Organisation and personnel
  • Training, Communication and Consultation
  • Documentation and records
  • Operational Controls
  • Emergency Readiness
  • Measurement and monitoring
  • Accident and incident investigation, corrective and preventive action
  • Audit and Review
  • Application and Relevance in the Industry

ISO 45001

OHSAS 18001 was cancelled and replaced with ISO 45001. ISO 45001 was published in March 2018 by the International Organisation for Standardization. Organisations such as ours, that are certified OHSAS 18001 can migrate to ISO 45001.

Our Myanmar plant has already migrated and obtained the ISO 45001 certificate. Our Siorom plant is in transition.