On March 12, 2018, the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which is the new standard of OHSAS 18001, was issued and implemented after a series of reforms and adjustments. The objective is to help organizations control their occupational health and safety risks to ensure employee health and safety and improve occupational health and safety performance.
General information about ISO 45001
The introduction, implementation, and certification of an occupational health and safety management system ensures that all employees are provided with an environment in which occupational safety and health requirements are controlled in order to enable employees, enterprises and related parties to meet the various goals. The improvement of ISO 45001 will lead the Occupational Health and Safety Management System into a new stage. Paired with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 there will be a better combination of development in the future. The ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System is applicable to all industries.
What are the benefits of ISO 45001?
- It improves the company’s organizational image through third-party review, obtaining the certificate of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System and making public the conformity with relevant standards.
- It reflects the management’s concern for the staff, establishes a “people-oriented” organizational culture, and enhances the cohesion of the company.
- It improves corporate reputation.
- It eliminates sources of danger, encourages staff morale, reduces the risk of occupational health and safety in enterprise management, and enables organizations to achieve enterprise sustainable management.
- It minimizes or eliminates occupational health and safety risks to the organization’s operations, allowing them to avoid direct/indirect losses due to related problems in order to achieve the objective of the enterprise’s sustainability.
- It improves internal management through systematization and staff participation.
- It shows a commitment to complying with laws, regulations and other requirements, to be law-abiding and to fulfill the international and social responsibility of the organization.
- It shows the organization conforms to the new trend of international trade and helps to break through trade barriers.