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ISO 45001

Occupational Safety Standard

Since 2007, the British standard BS OHSAS 18001 has become the basis for certification of an internationally recognized occupational health and safety management system. Now this standard has been replaced by other norms: Since March 12, 2018, the new ISO 45001 standard, which was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has been in force instead. This standard should continue to ensure continuous improvement in international health and safety at work.

Changes

The most important goal, which includes the optimization of processes in enterprises and organizations of all industries to ensure the best protection of the life and health of employed employees, remains valid in the future in accordance with the new standard. Like BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001 is also based on the plan-act-check-correct model. The most significant innovation is the introduction of the so-called high-level structure, with the aim of applying a single structure for all management system standards. In addition, changes and additions were made to some provisions of the standard. Particular attention is paid to, among other things, the organization's environment. In this regard, working conditions should be considered along the entire value chain, i.e. outside of their own staff. This means that non-staff employees under the responsibility of the company must also be instructed in the appropriate health and safety measures. Companies are also expected to identify opportunities to improve safety in their own work organization process. In addition, important functions and requirements within the framework of occupational health and safety management will be expanded and transferred to the highest level of management. Therefore, the role of senior management in this direction is more emphasized.

Benefit

Businesses and organizations whose health and safety management system is certified to BS OHSAS 18001 are required to migrate to the new standard after the publication of ISO 45001. The transition period is three years, so that there is sufficient time to successfully implement the amended requirements by March 11, 2021. Although this comes at an additional cost, certified businesses and organizations will benefit from the implementation of the future-oriented new standard through further streamlining of health and safety processes, fewer disruptions, fewer accidents and illnesses, and increased safety awareness. and sustainable competitive advantage.

Benefits

DIN EN ISO 45001 certification offers you the following benefits:

  • Health and Safety System
  • Continuous improvement
  • Identifying and eliminating potential hazards
  • Employee Safety Awareness
  • Improving employee motivation and skills

The requirements of the ISO 45001 standard are applicable to any enterprise that plans to establish a health management system in order to eliminate or minimize risks to its personnel and all interested parties.

The consequences of work-related injuries and occupational diseases of employees negatively affect the economic activity of the company. To prevent these negative consequences, we recommend that you develop, implement and pass certification in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 45001 standard.

Occupational safety standard

Since 2007, the British standard BS OHSAS 18001 has become the basis for certification of an internationally recognized occupational health and safety management system. Now this standard has been replaced by other norms: Since March 12, 2018, the new ISO 45001 standard, which was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has been in force instead. This standard should continue to ensure continuous improvement in international health and safety at work.

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