OHSAS 18001 Worldwide Certification

In November 2014, Nash reached a worldwide certification according OHSAS 18001 which includes nearly all locations. This means we are the first group in Gardner Denver which is certified to both ISO 14001 (environmental protection) and OHSAS 180. 

The number one cause of accidents in our present day and age are deficiencies in behavior and organization. These deficiencies are best eliminated by the implementation of an Occupational 
Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS). This entails:

  • The systematic analysis of processes and
  • The definition, implementation, monitoring and assessment of action

The British Standard OHSAS 18001 sets out a template for possible certification. OHSAS 18001 is recognized worldwide and is set to be converted into an international ISO standard in the foreseeable future. Elements from OHSAS 18001, taken in combination with ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Protection) can be expanded to create a comprehensive Management System. 

A company with an Occupational Health and Safety Management System certified to OHSAS 18001 enjoys a greater degree of trust when dealing with customers, suppliers, employees, authorities, insurance companies and investors. Many of our customers, for instance, expect a certified OHSMS in addition to a certified Quality Management System (e.g. in compliance with ISO 9001).  

In the short term, an OHSMS reduces the frequency of accidents. This, in turn, minimizes outage time, the frequency of incidents and disruptions in running the company. Other ways in which the company gains are through improved commitment and loyalty among employees, greater appeal as an employer and enhanced acceptance by customers.