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ABS QE Receives Global OHSAS 18001 Accreditation from ANAB

November 8, 2017

ANAB's accreditation highlights commitment to maintaining the highest standards in certification.

(Houston) ABS Group has announced that its operating subsidiary, ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), one of the world's leading management systems certification bodies, has received global accreditation by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) OHSAS 18001 program.

OHSAS 18001 promotes safety and health in the working environment by providing a framework that helps organizations identify and control health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, comply with regulatory requirements and improve overall performance. This global accreditation recognizes ABS QE's OHSAS services and demonstrates the Company's ongoing commitment to certification.

"ABS QE is extremely proud to receive this global accreditation from an internationally recognized and leading accreditation body, especially in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions," says ABS QE President Alex Weisselberg

According to ABS QE Vice President Dominic Townsend, OHSMS is a fundamental part of an organization's risk management strategy to address changing legislation aimed at protecting workforce and personnel working outside of the organization. "ANAB's recognition of ABS QE demonstrates our ongoing commitment to certification that safeguards employee health and safety and promotes a safer work environment to reduce workplace injuries," he says. "We are extremely pleased to add this accreditation to our existing local and global accreditations for OHSAS and other management systems."

For more information on certification programs and management systems services provided by ABS QE, visit:


About ABS

ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.   

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,300 professionals in over 25 countries serving the industrial manufacturing, oil, gas and chemical, marine, offshore and government sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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