Occupational health and safety management system ISO 45001
Occupational safety issues may seem exaggerated until the first accident, which causes negative publicity and material and moral damage to the organization. An occupational health and safety management system is a very important part of a organization ‘s management, and it will pay off in a short period of time.
The implementation of a comprehensible and verifiable work safety system, which fulfills more than the minimum legal requirements, allows to improve the working conditions and safety of the organization’s employees by controlling and reducing potential risks and harm.
What is ISO 45001:2018?
ISO 45001:2018 is an international occupational health and safety management system standard, which has been developed using the ISO High-Level Structure (HLS). The HLS is common to all new ISO standards and provides the best compatibility of the ISO 45001 standard with other standards, easing the implementation and integration of the management system and providing greater value to users.
The ISO 45001 certification confirms excellent performance in the field of occupational health and safety management and demonstrates effective risk management, while promoting the well-being of employees and guaranteeing a safe working environment. ISO 45001 is not just about protecting workers, as it also affects employers by reducing the potential risk of financial, criminal, and civil liability for serious incidents.
How to obtain the ISO 45001 certification?
To be certified, the organization needs to implement an effective occupational health and safety management system that meets the requirements of the ISO 45001 standard. As an accredited certification body, BM Certification can provide you with training on the requirements of the ISO 45001 standard, perform pre-audits as well as provide certification services
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Why certify according to the ISO 45001 standard?
An independent ISO 45001 certification will provide all parties involved with confidence in the organization ‘s competitiveness and serious attitude towards corporate responsibility. The new standard will help the organization to improve its performance by increasing the levels of occupational safety, health, and well-being in the workplace.
An ISO 45001 certification will ensure compliance with procurement qualification requirements in cases where the existence of an occupational health and safety management system is a selection criterion.
By choosing the ISO 45001 certification, you will:
- reduce the number of accidents and occupational diseases;
- improve employee well-being and productivity and reduce stress levels;
- identify and understand the legal requirements;
- set measurable goals for the organization ‘s development, and perform structured risk assessments;
- reassure regulators, customers and other stakeholders of your commitment to best practices in occupational safety and health;
- improve your reputation as an employer;
- obtain an independent confirmation of the compliance of the organization’s labor protection system with the specified requirements.