August 28, 2012|
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UL DQS Inc., one of the leading certification bodies for management systems in the world, has received accreditation by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for its occupational health and safety management systems OHSAS 18001 program.
“At UL DQS we have been able to help our clients achieve a health and safety management system that – once implemented – can result in dramatic decreases in workplace injuries and promote a safe and healthy work environment.”
Job-related injuries or illnesses are a significant concern for employers. They affect more than 4 million workers each year, according to a report issued in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Labor. Implementation of an OHSAS 18001 program can help a company identify its hazards and risks through a formalized approach, thereby developing controls to reduce and remove the potential for accidents and incidents.
“Health care costs are one of the fastest rising overhead business costs,” said Ganesh Rao, president and CEO, UL DQS Inc. “At UL DQS we have been able to help our clients achieve a health and safety management system that – once implemented – can result in dramatic decreases in workplace injuries and promote a safe and healthy work environment.”
Reductions in incidents of serious job-related injuries or illnesses can reduce overhead costs associated with Workman’s Compensation and medical insurance. A safe and healthy work environment also can contribute to a transformed workplace culture that leads to higher productivity and quality, reduced turnover and greater employee job satisfaction.
For more information on certification programs and education provided by UL DQS Inc., please visit: http://www.dqsus.com/.
About UL DQS
DQS GmbH and UL Management Systems Solutions (MSS) merged in 2008. With their alliance, Germany’s first certification body for management systems and the MSS business unit of America’s most renowned product certifier Underwriters Laboratories (UL) achieved a place among the leading certification bodies for management systems in the world. With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors.