Occupational Health and Safety Management System (ISO 45001)
What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System. ISO 45001 enables organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as proactively improving their OH&S performance.
Who can implement ISO 45001?
Any organization, regardless of its type, size, products, and services can implement this standard to improve its occupational health and safety by eliminating hazards, minimizing OH&S risks (including system deficiencies), taking advantage of OH&S opportunities, and address the OH&S management system nonconformities associated with its activities.
What are the key benefits of ISO 45001 Certification?
- Helps to achieve OH&S objectives
- Enhances occupational health and safety performance
- Helps to fulfill the OH&S compliance obligations
- Helps to identify and meet the expectations of interested parties
- Enhances corporate image and credibility of the organization to get more business
- Potentially lowers insurance premium after getting the certification of ISO 45001
- Creates the best possible working conditions
- Helps to identify hazards and put in place controls
- Reduces workplace accidents and illness to reduce related costs and downtime
- Engages and motivates staff with improved and safer working conditions
- Reduces/eliminates cost associated with penalties if implemented effectively
- Reduces cost associated with OH&S accidents, injuries, and ill-health
- Helps to integrate multiple OH&S programs under one umbrella
- Potentially reduces audit frequency from regulators and other interested parties
- Demonstrates “Due Diligence” to create a legally defensible position against possible lawsuits