Interstate Paper Industries receives OHSAS 18001:2007 certification on 30 December 2013, ensuring a secure work environment and team well-being. The OHSAS 18001:2007 certification confirms that “Interstate Paper Industries operates an Occupational Health and Safety Management system which complies with the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001:2007 for manufacturing paper tissue rolls”.
The audit, conducted by third party auditing body British Standards Institution (BSI), covered all Interstate Paper Industries’ processes. It ensures that the tissue mill implements a sound occupational health and safety system (OH&S) by controlling risks consistent with OH&S policy and objectives. In balance with socio-economic needs, OHSAS 18001:2007 sets best practices to reduce workplace hazards, boost employee morale, and increase productivity.
OHSAS certification audit took place at Interstate Paper Industries manufacturing plant in Sadat City, Egypt. Engineer Mohammed Hassanin, Consultant and Lead Auditor for Quality, Environment, and OHS Management Systems, carried out the 2-stage OHSAS certification audit. Stage one of the audit was completed on 3 November, while Stage 2 took place from 12-14 November 2013.
Kamel Khalil, Interstate Paper Industries (IPI) Quality & Systems Manager explains,
“I am delighted to announce that IPI has successfully obtained the BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation. The road to this certification has been long, however the results are rewarding.
It definitely demonstrates IPI team’s dedication, commitment, hard work and diligence. Achieving this standard reinforces IPI’s commitment to delivering the highest quality of service and continually improving business performance in safe and legal working environments.”
About Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSAS)
BS OHSAS 18001, the internationally recognized standard, provides a framework to help companies identify, control and reduce risks associated with health and safety in the workplace. OHSAS 18001 aligns with ISO 14001:2004 standards to help organizations develop integrated management systems and implement risk assessment processes with appropriate risk controls. The certification is also compatible with ISO 9001:2000 standards.
About Interstate Paper Industries
Interstate Paper Industries in Sadat City, Egypt is a tissue mill that manufactures virgin and recycled jumbo parent tissue reels for local and international converters.
Interstate Paper Industries is a member company of INDEVCO Paper Making, a division of INDEVCO Group.