Comments for http://g3iso.com/blog Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:01:48 -0700 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 Comment on ISO 9001 – It is time to put the “document nightmare” perception away! (Part 2 of 3) by » Blog Archive » ISO 9001 - It is time to put the “document nightmare” perception away! (Part 3 of 3) http://g3iso.com/blog/?p=510&cpage=1#comment-16 » Blog Archive » ISO 9001 - It is time to put the “document nightmare” perception away! (Part 3 of 3) Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:01:48 +0000 http://g3iso.com/blog/?p=510#comment-16 [...] « ISO 9001 - It is time to put the “document nightmare” perception away! (Part 2 of 3) [...] [...] « ISO 9001 – It is time to put the “document nightmare” perception away! (Part 2 of 3) [...]

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Comment on The position of AIAG on OHSAS 18001 – Is it politics once again? by AIAG and OHSAS 18001 | OHSAS 18001 EXPERT http://g3iso.com/blog/?p=371&cpage=1#comment-11 AIAG and OHSAS 18001 | OHSAS 18001 EXPERT Thu, 02 Apr 2009 20:21:36 +0000 http://g3iso.com/blog/?p=371#comment-11 [...] Apparently the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) issued a position statement in March 2009 stating that although they support the integration of health and safety programs into existing management systems, they will not “specifically mandate OHSAS 18001 certification.”  A recent blog post asked “Is it politics once again?” [...] [...] Apparently the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) issued a position statement in March 2009 stating that although they support the integration of health and safety programs into existing management systems, they will not “specifically mandate OHSAS 18001 certification.”  A recent blog post asked “Is it politics once again?” [...]

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Comment on The position of AIAG on OHSAS 18001 – Is it politics once again? by Thea http://g3iso.com/blog/?p=371&cpage=1#comment-10 Thea Thu, 02 Apr 2009 19:49:16 +0000 http://g3iso.com/blog/?p=371#comment-10 An interesting blog post - I had not seen this AIAG statement on OHSAS 18001. As to your question - "Is it politics?" Of course. There is always a component of politics in any standard-setting activity. I agree with AIAG that ANSI Z10 provides helpful guidance for implementing an OHS management system. So does the ILO standard. So do the many other national standards and industry-specific guidance documents setting out guidance about OHS management systems. That is not the point. OHSAS 18001 is NOT a guidance document. It is - and is explicitly intended to be - a specification to be used for 3rd party certification of an occupational health and safety management system. ISO 14001 is not. An OHS hazard is not the same as an EMS aspect. As we found as we were drafting the 2007 revision of OHSAS 18001, an OHS management system can't be adequately defined by simply doing a "search and replace" with the ISO 14001 standard. OHSAS 18001 is being used for 3rd party certification, whereas, the ILO document and Z10 are not. The ILO document is not a specification document and "Z10 certification" - although offered by ANAB - is almost non-existent. Thea Dunmire An interesting blog post – I had not seen this AIAG statement on OHSAS 18001.

As to your question – “Is it politics?” Of course. There is always a component of politics in any standard-setting activity.

I agree with AIAG that ANSI Z10 provides helpful guidance for implementing an OHS management system. So does the ILO standard. So do the many other national standards and industry-specific guidance documents setting out guidance about OHS management systems.

That is not the point.

OHSAS 18001 is NOT a guidance document. It is – and is explicitly intended to be – a specification to be used for 3rd party certification of an occupational health and safety management system.

ISO 14001 is not. An OHS hazard is not the same as an EMS aspect. As we found as we were drafting the 2007 revision of OHSAS 18001, an OHS management system can’t be adequately defined by simply doing a “search and replace” with the ISO 14001 standard.

OHSAS 18001 is being used for 3rd party certification, whereas, the ILO document and Z10 are not. The ILO document is not a specification document and “Z10 certification” – although offered by ANAB – is almost non-existent.

Thea Dunmire

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