El estándar internacional de seguridad y salud en el trabajo OHSAS 18001: análisis exploratorio de las percepciones de las empresas certificadas

  1. Fernández Muñiz, Beatriz
  2. Montes Peón, José Manuel
  3. Vázquez Ordás, Camilo José
Administrando en entornos inciertos = managing in uncertain environment
  1. Cossío Silva, F. J. (coord.)

Publisher: Escuela Superior de Gestión Comercial y Marketing, ESIC

ISBN: 978-84-7356-609-4

Year of publication: 2009

Congress: Asociación Europea de Dirección y Economía de Empresa. Congreso Nacional (23. 2009. Sevilla)

Type: Conference paper


The literature has recognised that implementing a safety management system is the most efficient way of allocating resources for safety, since it not only improves working conditions, but also positively influences employees� attitudes and behaviours with regards safety, consequently improving the safety climate. Aware of this need, companies have begun to demand a management model whose implementation is demonstrably. This has led to a growing acceptance of international standard OHSAS 18001 that offers the possibility of certification. In this work the authors analyse the objective and advantages of the introduction of the standard, and present the results of an empirical work that allows to know the perceptions of the certified companies on the process of implementation and certification of this standard.