ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety Management Systems
It specifies requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system and includes guidance for use. It offers a single, clear framework for all organizations wishing to improve their OH&S performance.
Directed at the top management of an organization, it aims to provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees and visitors. To achieve this, it is crucial to control all factors that might result in illness, injury, and in extreme cases death, by mitigating adverse effects on the physical, mental and cognitive condition of a person – and ISO 45001 covers all of those aspects
ISO 45001 Benefits
It tackles a global need to improve the occupational health and safety of people working in organizations
It enables organizations to provide safe and healthy working conditions that prevent work-related injury and ill health, and proactively improve the organization’s OH&S performance
It includes how to develop and implement an OH&S policy and objectives which take into account applicable legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes
It takes into account factors such as the context in which the organization operates and the needs and expectations of its workers and other interested parties
It is designed to align with other key management systems standards such as ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 14001 environmental management for ease of integration.