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ISO 45001 at work
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ISO's new standard that helps employees stay safe and healthy.
Health and safety in the workplace are the number one concern of most businesses, yet still deaths and injuries occur. ISO 45001 sets the minimum standard of practice to protect employees worldwide. Applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business, it is designed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).
Whether it’s a failure to protect workers against toxic chemicals, or a sleep-deprived employee getting into a fatal car accident, millions of people are hurt or killed at work each year. Now, with the arrival of the world’s first International Standard on occupational health and safety, many such incidents can be prevented. Uncover why ISO 45001 has the potential to be a real game changer for millions of workers (and workplace health hazards) around the world.
ISO 45001 combines the technical rigour of OH&S standards already used around the world with the common ISO framework of popular standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Workers need to be respected and protected, no matter where they work. Discover the international reach of ISO 45001.
It doesn’t matter if your organization is a micro-business or a global conglomerate; if it’s a non-profit organization, a charity, an academic institution or a government department. As long as it has people working on its behalf, or who may be affected by its activities, then using a systematic approach to managing health and safety will bring benefits.
Workplace health and safety hazards can be costly (to lives and the bottom line), but the good news is that they are largely preventable if the right precautions are taken. Here, EEF representative Mike Denison explains.
Discover how ISO 45001 works in practice,
integrating with local legislation and local needs.
While heavy industry and its associated risks are on the decline in Europe, the reality is different elsewhere. In countries that rely on activities such as mining, or where large numbers of the population are involved in manual trades from factory work to farming, local implementation of ISO 45001 has the potential to save lives.
David Smith, Chair of ISO/PC 283, Occupational health and safety management systems, offers a quick introduction to ISO 45001 and tells us how this new International Standard will bring safety to the front line.
Whether you've used an occupational health and safety standard in the past, or are a new user, you can implement ISO 45001 seamlessly.
Due to the many similarities of ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001, it is expected that the migration to ISO 45001 by businesses already certified to OHSAS 18001 will be relatively painless. Visit ISO.org to find out more.
Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to the new International Standard ISO 45001 may have its challenges, but with careful planning, checking and commitment, organizations, their employees and all stakeholders will enjoy the benefits of improved health and safety management systems.