Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

Phone : +90 (216) 564 90 00

Fax : +90 (216) 564 99 99

E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr

System Standards Management and Lab Accreditations

System Standards Management and Lab Accreditations

In addition to the evaluation of our academic programs, our on-campus health, safety and environment systems are also being monitored and managed for quality assurance. Our Health & Safety and Environment (HSE) Department is responsible for the management of system standards pertaining to on-campus health, safety and environment systems. In fact, OzU is the first university in Turkey that is concurrently awarded ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) Certifications. By managing the standards of these two systems, OzU forges ahead to serve as a sustainable and participatory academic institution with its environmentally-friendly campus and buildings. The 14001 system has helped OzU make social impact in the region including the interaction of its Çekmeköy Campus with the surrounding environment, its contributions to the local transportation system, and added value to the local area. On the other hand, the OHSAS 180001 system has helped OzU prevent numerous occupational accidents through a series of simple and affordable precautions. To this end, OzU has taken necessary actions to minimize risks and ensure on-campus safety. These actions include health screenings; training programs on safe driving, first-aid and emergency response; or ambulance service, especially during on-campus events. Also, OzU is periodically inspected by external evaluators such as BSI and IFC. ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18000 inspections are conducted by BSI. Any concerns or weaknesses identified during these inspections are addressed by the Health & Safety and Environment Department.

Moreover, EVATEG Optics Laboratory has been granted accreditation by the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK), and thus received the ISO 17025 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accreditation according to the EN TS 13032-1 and LM 79-08 standards. EVATEG Optics Laboratory is the one and only university laboratory in Turkey that has been awarded accreditation for the LM 79-08 standard.