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ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System

ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Every day, thousands of lives are lost due to work accidents or fatal diseases linked to work activities. These are deaths that could and should have been prevented, and must be in the future.

Whether you are an employee, a manager or a business owner, you share a common goal – you don’t want anyone to get hurt on the job. Improved productivity stems from ensuring people operate in workplaces that provide transparency and build trust throughout their operation and supply chain. In addition, responsible practices are becoming increasingly important to brands and reputations.

ISO 45001 is the new ISO standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S). It has become one of the most eagerly awaited standards in the world, and is set to drastically improve levels of workplace safety.

ISO 45001 will help you with:

  • Worker Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Reduction
  • Injury Prevention
  • Enhanced Occupational Health Measures
  • Statutory Identification and Compliance Evaluation
  • Improved Productivity
  • Enhanced Organizational Safety Culture.

 

 

Why Get ISO 45001 Certification?

ISO 45001 Certification will provide many benefits to your organization the major one being saving lives. Other benefits include:

  • Reduced operating costs. This is because with implementation of safety measures, there will be less down-time due to incidents and ill health. There will also be lower costs from legal fees and compensation for damages caused, which translates to money saved, hence reducing operating costs.

  • Improved interested party relationships. When you make the health and welfare of staff, customers and suppliers more of a priority, people will respond positively.

  • Legal compliance. The standard requires that you adhere to the safety regulatory requirements of your country. Certification will therefore help all stakeholders to understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

  • Improved risk management. The standard requires an organization to work on being proactive by identifying potential incidents, then implement controls and measures to keep risk as low as possible.

  • Proven business credentials. A business that is proactive in safety issues clearly shows that it cares for the welfare of those that are found within its premises. Needless to say, having an independent verification against recognized standards speaks volumes about such an organization.

  • Customer satisfaction. A safety conscious organization is sure to meet its customers requirements consistently whilst safeguarding their health and property.

  • Win more business. Some procurement specifications might require OH&S certification as a condition to supply, so gaining the standard opens more doors which leads to more business.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility. Implementation of a structured OH&S system is a demonstration of CSR and safety conscious organizational culture.

Would you like to know more about this latest standard? If yes, please download this pdf document taken directly from www.iso.org

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