What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is an international standard of occupational health and safety for a management system. In order to reduce the burden of the consequences caused by work-related accidents, injuries and diseases along with ensuring the safety of workers/employees, ISO has developed ISO 45001.
The international standard provides a strategic framework to build an efficient Occupational Health and Safety Management (OH&S) System and also implement it in the most efficient way possible. The ISO 45001 standard provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains as well. The system fosters employee safety, reduces workplace risks and creates better, safer working conditions, all over the world.
Why is ISO 45001 Important?
Every year, more than 2.78 million people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries each year, resulting in more than 4 days of absences from work. (Source)
Therefore, it is essential for companies to build safe working environments.
ISO 45001 mitigates factors that have the potential to cause employees and businesses irreparable harm. It can also help in continually improving OH&S performance, achieve its objectives and fulfills legal and other requirements. ISO 45001 can be implemented along with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 which are similar due to their focus on environmental management and quality management.
ISO 45001 Applicable to
ISO 45001 can be implemented by any organization irrespective of its size, industry and country. Due to the flexibility and easy adaptability, it can be carried out effectively and efficiently. Following are the organizations that can benefit the most by implementing ISO 45001 in their organization.
What are the ISO 45001 Requirements?
Similar to many other standards by ISO, ISO 45001 also focuses on establishing, documenting, implementing and maintaining the results as per the health and safety policy and documentation. It also emphasizes continual improvement of the OH&S management system.
Key Steps for Implementation
What are the Benefits of ISO 45001?
When the organizational health and safety system helps in creating a safe working environment, it also enables you to gain remarkable financial benefits as a result of a lack of accidents.
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