What is ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System?

People are a company’s most valuable asset. Employees’ safety and well-being should be a priority.

ISO 45001, the world’s first International Standard for Occupational Health & Safety, is here to ensure exactly that. This standard helps organizations to manage occupational health and safety risks, establish policies and implement effective processes that will improve performance and establish a health and safety culture.

ISO 45001, can be applied to any company, regardless of size or type of industry. Following the same structure as other ISO standards, like ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it can be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes.

Some of the most important benefits of ISO 45001:

• Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
• Reduced occupational accidents
• Reduced costs
• Improved corporate image
• Enhanced employees’ morale
• Improvement of overall OH&S performance

The standard is a successor of OHSAS 18001. Deadline for migrating from 18001 to 45001 is March 2021