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Occupational injuries, diseases, and high-risk working hazards are a significant burden for both the employer and the economy as a whole – these undesirable outcomes can result in gaps in staffing, rising insurance costs, or worst of all tragic loss. Providing a standard or framework to combat the likelihood of these events occurring, as well as to manage their prevention, should be a critical concern for any company.
So, what is ISO 45001? ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) address these issues, taking into account other international standards like OHSAS 18001, and expanding upon them to ultimately help organizations, regardless of their size, to proactively work to stop potential injuries or illnesses.
Easily integrated with both ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, SQA offers ISO 45001 certification to manufacturers and service providers worldwide. In addition to promoting safety and helping manage risk, the standard also represents a truly worldwide agreement in the structure of management systems for improving OHS performance, as over 70 countries were involved with its development.
Why should you be interested in an effective OHSMS for your organization? Here are some compelling reasons:
Implementing the ISO 45001 standard not only helps companies minimize these possibilities of their workforce befalling accidents or harm, but it uses a straightforward plan do-check-act or PDCA model. This model provides a simple framework to help organizations plan what steps need to be put in place, as well as what measures should be applied to address concerns that surround long-term health issues and absences from work. Additionally, these overarching benefits come with an effect ISO 45001 OHSMS:
● Protecting employees and stakeholders from unnecessary risks
● Decreasing overall costs by reducing lost time due to accidents and near misses
● Enhanced reputation and social responsibility
● Improved sustainability and productivity
● Greater organization efficiencies and effectiveness.
Smithers supports ISO 45001 certification and auditing services for companies looking to provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.