ISO 45001:2018 is the international standard that provides a framework to manage and continuously improve Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) within the organization by using a risk-based approach to protect employees and visitors from work-related injuries and illnesses. By engaging management and employees alike, ISO 45001 can help businesses establish a healthy and safe working environment by implementing processes that incorporate the successful techniques and guidelines used in OHSAS 18001, labor standards, and OH&S regulations.
OH&S issues are at the forefront of corporate priorities today. Sadly, thousands of workers lose their lives each day to preventable instances of adverse workplace conditions. Organizations have had to implement extensive measures in the workplace to counter the risks associated with the COVID Pandemic. Customers and stakeholders are increasingly interested Corporate Social Responsibility, including the health and safety programs and injury rates of their suppliers. OH&S issues present risks and opportunities to both worker health and to the organization achieving its objectives.
The systematic approach of ISO 45001 focuses on visible support and commitment from leadership, worker consultation and participation, hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation, evaluation of performance, and continual improvement. Using this approach, an organization can develop a positive culture, increase productivity, reduce costs, and achieve the intended outcomes of an OH&S management system, e.g.:
- Provide a safe and healthy workplace(s)
- Prevent work-related injuries and illnesses
- Fulfill legal requirements and other OH&S obligations
- Achieve OH&S objectives
- Continually improve OH&S performance – reductions in workplace injuries and illnesses
Companies with a strong safety culture and solid performance have a competitive edge in national and international markets. A certified Occupational Health and Safety Management System demonstrates that your business is taking active steps to fulfill your social responsibilities.
Getting key processes and challenges under control requires that you are able to identify strengths, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities. QSG will assess how well your Occupational Health and Safety Management System supports the areas of greatest risk to you, in addition to measuring compliance against elected standards.
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- ISO 45001:2018 Overview
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