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ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001

USC Environmental, Occupational, Health and Safety Policy Statement

The University of South Carolina’s Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) has developed and implemented an overall Environmental and Occupational Safety Management System (EMS) utilizing guidelines contained within the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

ISO 14001 is a standard that helps organizations minimize their environmental impact, comply with applicable laws, regulations and other environmentally oriented requirements. The standard also ensures continuous improvement of the University’s overall environmental program.

In August, 2002, EH&S became certified to the ISO 14001 standard and was the second academic health & safety program in the US to achieve this distinction.

OHSAS 18001 is an occupational health and safety assessment series for health and safety management systems. It is intended to help organizations control occupational health and safety risks and was developed in response to widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed.

In April 2007, EH&S became one of the first US colleges to attain certification to OHSAS 18001 for its occupational health and safety program.

If you would like further information about our Environmental and Occupational Safety Management System, please contact the EH&S office at (803) 777-5269.


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