OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 Management Systems Certifications
L.B. Foster Company has been awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) certificates by SRI Quality System Registrar. Certification recognizes the company's effective implementation of management systems based on standards that maintain a healthy, safe workplace and commit the company to good environmental practices.
The certificates apply to the manufacturing of concrete buildings and other concrete products at the company's Hillsboro, TX facility. According to Edward L. Maschmeier, Director, Certification, SRI Quality System Registrar, "We are pleased to acknowledge that L.B. Foster Company has demonstrated the effective implementation of an ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system and an OHSAS 18001:2007 occupational management system."
L.B. Foster also holds EMS and OHSAS certifications at its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, and global rail products research and manufacturing facility in Burnaby, British Columbia. "This recognition demonstrates our team's hard work to create and maintain an environment that encourages both our employees' health and safety and the well-being of the communities in which we live and work," noted Ben McClellan, L.B. Foster Environmental Health and Safety Director.
OHSAS 18001:2007 certification is awarded to organizations that successfully link business objectives with operating effectiveness. This certification acknowledges L.B. Foster's implementation of a Best Practices regimen for the company's operational processes, efficient health and safety control, and a commitment to continual improvement. ISO 14001:2004 certification recognizes L.B. Foster's effective environmental management efforts to conserve input materials and energy, attain necessary permits and authorizations, and maintain good public/community relations.
SRI Quality System Registrar is widely recognized as a leading internationally accredited registrar for management systems standards.