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Thai Airways International Catering Services Department awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 Certificate

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 1 September 2008

Thai Airways Internationals Catering Services Department has been awarded the OHSAS 18001:2007 certificate for occupational health and safety at airports.

The award covers THAI health and safety at Bangkoks Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports.

Mr. Udomdej Kongtaveelert, Managing Director, Bureau Veritas Certification (Thailand) said, "I would like to congratulate THAI Catering Services Department for the success achieved. THAI Catering Services Department is the first airline caterer in Thailand that is certified for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, OHSAS 18001:2007. THAI staff have shown high determination to be certified. Moreover with OHSAS standard, it ensures the companys responsibilities on staff, itself and society."

OHSAS 18001:2007 or Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series is an international standard certification first used in 1999 [OHSAS 18001:1999.] The OHSAS standard was updated in 2007 and is presently used as OHSAS 18001:2007.

The OHSAS 18001:2007 covers:
- The safety and prevention of accidents for staff at work
- Saves costs in the event of an accident. 
- Educates employee on occupational health and safety
- Develops new technology on occupational health and safety

With the awarding of OHSAS 18001:2007 THAI staff at the Catering Services Department at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports can help ensure higher standards of safety and health for staff. It can also contribute to greater cooperation and loyalty between THAI and its customer airlines.

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