BS OHSAS 18002:2008 provides generic advice on the application of OHSAS 18001:2007.
BS OHSAS 18002:2008 the underlying principles of OHSAS 18001 and describes the intent, typical inputs, processes and typical outputs, against each requirement of OHSAS 18001. This is to aid the understanding and implementation of OHSAS 18001.
BS OHSAS 18002:2008 does not create additional requirements to those specified in OHSAS 18001 nor does it prescribe mandatory approaches to the implementation of OHSAS 18001.
BS OHSAS 18002:2008 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, to enable an organization to control its OH&S risks and improve its OH&S performance. It does not state specific OH&S performance criteria, nor does it give detailed specifications for the design of a management system.
BS OHSAS 18002:2008 is applicable to any organization that wishes to:
a) establish an OH&S management system a) to eliminate or minimize risks to personnel and other interested parties who could be exposed to OH&S hazards associated with its activities;
b) implement, maintain and continually improve an OH&S management system;
c) assure itself of its conformity with its stated OH&S policy;
d) demonstrate conformity with this OHSAS Standard by:
1) making a self-determination and self-declaration, or
2) seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or
3) seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
4) seeking certification/registration of its OH&S management system by an external organization.