Improve the occupational health and safety (OH&S) of both employees and other personnel
ACCREDITED BY: NABCB, DAKKS, JAS-ANZ, ANAB
ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSMS, which is intended to improve the safety and health of both employees and other personnel.
Introduced in March 2018, ISO 45001 standard marks a significant step forward in the overall effort to improve occupational health and safety (OH&S) worldwide. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the standard enables organisations to proactively improve injury prevention and reduce ill-health, while protecting their longevity.
ISO 45001 supersedes previous occupational health and safety (OHS) standards, including OHSAS 18001. Organisations that currently hold OHSAS 18001 certification will need to transition to the ISO 45001 standard by March 2021. Download our complimentary whitepaper to learn more about the transition and certification requirements.
To survive in today’s competitive global marketplace, organisations must proactively manage all types of risk to the business, including occupational health and safety. ISO 45001 Certification provides new impetus for occupational health and safety practices in organisations and helps improve safety for employees and contractors. This translates into additional opportunities for protecting and promoting worker’s health and performance and a sustainable improvement in employee satisfaction.
The benefits of ISO 45001 certification are:
1. Employee safety, risk reduction and injury prevention
2. Improve an organisation’s capability to respond to regulatory compliance issues
3. Reduce overall cost of health and safety-related incidents
4. Reduce the downtime and cost of disruption in operations
5. Lower the cost of insurance premiums
6. Ensure high employee attendance and loyalty
7. Achieve international recognition for health and operational safety
Although ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety constitutes a fully new standard, its foundations already exist and are formulated in OHSAS 18001. Companies that have already implemented an occupational health and safety management system OHSMS in accordance with OHSAS 18001, and actively apply it in everyday company practice, can expect a smooth transition to ISO 45001 certification.
Learn more about the ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System OHSMS certification requirements on the ISO website.
With an ISO 45001 Certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S), you can –
Once the management system has matured enough with proven outcomes, you can initiate the ISO 45001:2018 audit. But, before the ISO 45001 Certification process can commence, you need the commitment of the organisation’s top management followed by the steps mentioned below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The key difference between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 is the reactive and proactive approach taken by these standards. OHSAS 18001 focuses only on risks, not solutions, whereas ISO 45001 focuses on risks and proactive measures. The ISO 45001 Certification is designed to replace OHSAS 18001 by March 2021.
No, it is not required by law to implement ISO 45001, but it is an occupational health and safety audit that can help provide a structured framework for a safe and healthy workplace.
It is an annual audit by an independent auditing firm to ensure that your organisation complies with the requirements of ISO 45001 standard.
ISO 45001 Certification in India specifies a protocol for occupational health and safety management (OHSMS) system. guides proactive control of worksite injuries and health issues. Some of the requirements are –
1. Assessment of the organisation’s activities and requirements for ISO 45001 Certification.
2. Participation of the leadership and workforce
3. Planning for the implementation of an OH&S system
4. Communication, competence, awareness, and documentation
6. Performance evaluation
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