This standard is almost identical to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard and adopts the same methodology and general structure, but is directed at safety rather than environment.
Any company with ISO 14001 in place will find it relatively easy to integrate OHSAS 18001 within an ISO 14001 system.
The ISO 14001 environmental standard has proven to be one of the most effective of the standards and one of best received by those who have implemented its requirements. It is for this reason that OHSAS 18001 has mirrored its requirements.
The benefits in terms of safety improvement and control should also mirror the success of ISO 14001 for those who implement its requirements.