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What is ISO 18000 or ISO 18001?

ISO 18000 - Information technology - Radio frequency identification for item management
Part 1: Reference architecture and definition of parameters to be standardized

  • It is not related in any way to OHSAS 18000 safety management system standard.

ISO 18001 - Information technology - Radio frequency identification for item management - Application requirements profiles

  • This is not related to OHSAS 18001:2007 safety mangement system standard.

ISO 18000 is most often confused with OHSAS 18000 and OHSAS 18001. ISO 18000 is not OHSAS 18000.

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People often think that OHSAS 18001:2007 was developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) since it is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act model, common to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. (Compare OHSAS 18001 to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001)

However, it was developed by the OHSAS project Group, and The British Standards Institution (BSI) currently provides the Secretariat of the OHSAS Project Group.

The OHSAS 18000 family has two main standards: